THE TEAM

We are creatives seeking new ways to understand the learning process in sign language and how to make tangible resources that makes learning fun. Our background is in science, art, technology, culture, communications, and education. With our varied backgrounds and singular interest in understanding how Deaf Children engage in learning, and how to create new experiences, we are constantly evolving, innovating, and welcoming new perspectives. Find us on the first floor of Sorenson Language and Communication Center building at Gallaudet University.

Bring a cup of coffee and join the conversation. 

 
 

melissa malzkuhn, founder & creative director

Best course? Hard to say, I'm such a geek. So to be fair, here's a breakdown:
Undergrad - Spanish
Graduate - Philosophy of Sign and Language
MFA- Black, White, and One Color
Coffee? Noir. Why complicate things?
Where are you from? Northern California
Where do you WISH you were from? I'm perfectly happy with where I'm from
What is the best part about being an imagineer of ML2? We're paving the road as it is. Being an imagineer requires intuition and boldness. And to quote George R.R. Martin, "Ideas are cheap. It's execution of them that really counts."


lorna quandt, science director

Best course? Cognitive neuroscience at Haverford College. It was the beginning of the rest of my life!
Coffee? Black usually, skim vanilla latte for special occasions. 
Where are you from? Washington DC
Where do you WISH you were from? the English countryside
What is the best part about being an imagineer of ML2? Exploring action, movement, and creativity with such talented people.


Yiqiao Wang, Illustration

Best course? Savannah College of Art and Design’s illustration course
Coffee? Thai
Where are you from? Beijinger in DC
Where do you WISH you were from? In my studio
What is the best part about being an imagineer of ML2? Explore visual impressions beyond fantasy ideas.


Jason Lamberton, 

Best course?
Coffee? 
Where are you from? 
Where do you WISH you were from? 
What is the best part about being an imagineer of ML2?


Conrad Baer, Student Research Assistant.

Best course? ASL 315- Poetry
Coffee? A medium cup of vanilla latte
Where are you from? Fremont, CA
Where do you WISH you were from? Eyeth
What is the best part about being an imagineer of ML2? It gives me opportunity to do things that I never thought I could! It also give me opportunity to learn new things & put my creativity in the team.


Abdulrahman Al-Ghamdi, Imagineer

Best course? DST 203 (Introduction to Cultural Studies) and ASL 315 (ASL Literature: Poetry)
Coffee? I require to drink coffee every morning!! I must make full dark coffee with little milk and sugar.
Where are you from? Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Where do you WISH you were from? I WISH that I was from moon...
What is the best part about being an imagineer of ML2? I love ML2 because ML2 is creative literature, design, visual narratives (bilingual and bimodal), and other more.