Being an educator has given me the ability to communicate my knowledge & ideas to the next generation of creative minds. It fills my cup with fresh ideas and pure inventive energy every time I’m successful in transmitting a new concept or inspiring a thoughtful question in my students. I come from a family of educators with my father, sister and partner all being teachers so you could say that I’ve been in the classroom for most of my life. I understand the value of education and the immense responsibility that we have as teachers to give our full attention and energy to our students. In the end, it all comes back to us, feeding the circle of learning and evolving our culture of knowledge.
Gene A. Felice II is a new faculty member within Intermedia & New Media at the University of Maine where he is also developing his Coaction Lab for interdisciplinary collaboration with an ecologically minded approach. He bridges his research and practice across: Art, Science, Design & Education, developing a network of creativity, living systems, and emerging technologies. He has a hybrid practice at the intersection of nature and technology, developing symbiotically creative systems as arts / science research.