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Vincent Purcell

Maryland Institute College of Art

Vincent Purcell is currently a candidate for Master of Arts in Social Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art. His thesis research looks at scalable and viable models for social enterprises that leverage the booming technology industry to empower people living in disadvantaged areas. He is working to bring together his interests in social impact design and technology entrepreneurship to foster cross-sector relationships that maximize social return on investment.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Studies from the University of Kentucky. He is a hacker and a maker, interested in the application of computer science and digital fabrication technology in social impact design. He has previously worked as a digital media specialist, producing video, writing websites and programming interactive digital environments for a multidisciplinary design team in Lexington, Kentucky.