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Barry Kort

Greater Boston Area

I am a (now retired) Visiting Scientist at the MIT Media Lab in the Affective Computing Research Group . My long-term field of research is the Role of Emotions in Learning . Most recently, I have been working on the role of StoryCraft as a traditional method of learning.

I am also a (now retired) volunteer science educator in the Discovery Spaces at the Boston Museum of Science .

My other affiliations have included the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis and the School of Communication and Journalism at Utah State University where I have assisted in the curriculum in Online Journalism .

I was formerly a Visiting Scientist in the Educational Technology Research Group at BBN Systems and Technologies.

Some of my other research interests include puzzlecraft, building online communities, and the functional characteristics of rule-driven systems.

Curriculum Vita:

BSEE With High Distinction, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1968

MSEE Stanford University, 1969

Ph.D. Systems Theory, Stanford University, 1976

Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in the Network Planning Division of AT&T Bell Labs 1968-1987

Lead Scientist in the Network Center of MITRE, 1987-1990

Visiting Scientist in Educational Technology Research, BBN Systems and Technologies, 1990-1999

Visiting Scientist in the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Lab, 1999-2008

Volunteer Science Educator at Boston Museum of Science, 1987-2013

Retired, 2014-Present

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