Dr Maggie Buxton is a transdisciplinary researcher, producer, social entrepreneur and educator.
Maggie has nearly 30 years’ experience in facilitation, strategic development and cross boundary collaboration and learning. This includes working with eco-village communities in West Africa, Latin America and North East Scotland; social enterprises in the UK; experimental designers and artists in Brussels; climate change initiatives in Beijing and Singapore and large political institutions and corporates across Europe.
The last fifteen years of her career has been spent exploring and experimenting with emerging technologies including alternate reality gaming (ARG) (and other transmedia formats), augmented reality and locative mobile applications. Her cross-boundary practice involves collaboration with indigenous organisations (iwi/tribal groups), senior/elder institutions, migrant groups, maker groups, activists, entrepreneurs and experimental artists. She conceives and produces projects that bend, hack, augment and reveal reality as well as consulting coaching and training in the related areas of systemic dynamics, strategic communication, conflict facilitation and innovative learning.
Maggie has a PhD in Creative Technologies from AUT University, an MSc in Organizational Development and Consulting (Distinction) from Sheffield Business School, and a BA in Political Studies and Education from Auckland University. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a Board Member of ADA Aotearoa.