I am a lifelong educator and learner. This is my current Teaching Philosophy.

Here's my LinkedIn profile.

I presented my team's AR app at the 2018 Advanced Technology Education Primary Investigators Conference (#ATEPI) in Washington, D.C. Our STEM project for learning about water technology was funded by a National Science Foundation.  Watch a short video demo of the AR app here.

I directed this release video for a VR project my team developed team at ATEEC/EICC.

I made an AR app as a proof-of-concept for an idea about a historical tour following the life of artist Ana Mendieta. The app and website were unveiled at #DazzleCrawl.

For River Action, a nonprofit in Davenport, I organized the largest Upper Mississippi River Conference ever, held on Oct. 13-14, 2016. Over 250 participants from across the country gathered to discuss ways to improve and upgrade infrastructure, discuss floodplain management, address water quality issues like the Gulf Hypoxic zone, and other river issues.
Find out more and read a white paper I helped assemble from the event here:
As a follow-up to that event, I designed and led a July 2017 workshop on "Hydro Potential on the Mississippi River" about low-head hydropower. Attendees from a dozens states gathered at Western Illinois University to hear from inventors, energy and environmental experts, and a speaker from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). You can find our hydropower white paper on the same page:

I manage Hans Breder's website. In 2015, I helped produce and stage "Mindscapes," his installation at Solivagant Gallery in NYC. A clipped version is featured in his 2017 NYTimes obituary ("7+7" video at bottom of page).

7 + 7 video by Hans Breder 2015 Solivagant NYC

Breder's "7+7" video was linked by on June 23, 2017. (Note: This is an edited version of the 31 min. video.)

I also assisted at Breder's studio (known as the Liminoid Laboratory) with some of his digital paintings, audio production, videos, performances, and installations.

Here are two of my YouTube channels: AtomBurke (demo reel, music videos, animations, documentary work) and Iowa Independent (created for a journalism fellowship).

I've created or managed over ten different YouTube channels. My total video views videos are approaching one million (1,000,000) on-line (through YouTube, Daily Motion, Funny or Die, Vimeo, etc).

This is my author page at Little Village magazine (Iowa City/Cedar Rapids). I started as photo editor, then became a contributing editor. During my tenure at LV, I helped double our Facebook engagement (likes and followers).

A University of Iowa journalism professor called my 2016 LV article on women's athletics:

"...the BEST thing Little Village has ever published... I’m going to recommend the piece to everyone I can."

In 2012, a documentary I worked on for Maya Media (line producer and cameras) had its national broadcast premiere on WorldChannel (PBS). I also worked on the sequel: The U-Turn (2016).

My 2011 article for MidWest Energy News on Muscatine air pollution was also picked up by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Inside Climate News, and Iowa Environmental Focus. In 2012, I was interviewed about the air pollution problem on "River to River" with Ben Kieffer on Iowa Public Radio and they played a clip from my documentary, Southend.

In 2009, a music video I directed was featured on a website as "Song of the Day" and screened at a film fest.

In 2006-08, I shot some Iowa political events for C-SPAN and eventually had over 10 hours of footage aired on "Road to the White House."

For Stylus Publishing, I created this DVD from an education textbook, "White Teachers / Diverse Classrooms."

My award-winning video, "A Year in the Life," was reviewed in American Craft magazine for the Feb/March 2011 issue.
To purchase a copy, click here:  
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