My name is Vincent Purcell and I'm passionate about technology and design. My focus areas are in the application of design for social and environmental impact and advocating for innovative uses of technology and digital fabrication. I'm a practicing maker and designer with my own firm, boomco, in Baltimore, Md. I teach design and maker technology both inside academia at the Maryland Insitute College of Art and with community groups and nonprofits around the region. I hold a B.Sc. in Media Arts & Studies from the University of Kentucky, and an M.A. in Social Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and currently serve as an Open Society Insitute-Baltimore Community Fellow.