Diverse Perspectives in Digital Media & Design: 2021 Speaker Series & Festival
To paraphrase James Baldwin, nothing can be changed until it is faced. This is certainly true of the inequities that have historically shaped digital media content, fields, and careers. Join UConn’s Digital Media & Design department in welcoming industry professionals, artists, and media scholars from film, game, design, cultural and other sectors to discuss how issues of equity manifest in their work, creative processes, and professions, allowing us to reflect on how our own practice can support greater equity, diversity, and inclusion.
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Friday, March 5, 2021
Representations of Religion in Film
Shawn Snyder, Director / Co-Writer of “To Dust”
Friday, March 12, 2021
Games for Change
Friday, March 19, 2021
Representations of Women on Screen
Friday, March 26, 2021
Tracy Rector, Longhorse Media
Friday, April 2, 2021
Friday, April 9, 2021
Diverse Perspectives Festival Spotlight: “Lucky Grandma”
Friday, April 23, 2021
“Summertime” Virtual Red Carpet and Diverse Perspectives Festival Screening
The Diverse Perspectives series is supported by a 1-credit course DMD 3998.009 - Toward Equity: The Digital Media & Design Speaker Series taught by professor Clarissa Ceglio. In addition to learning about how issues of equity manifest in their work, creative processes, and careers, students will reflect on how their own practice can support greater equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Friday, February 26, 2021
"Not Just a Princess:” Women in Animation
Searit Huluf, Story Coordinator at Pixar Animation Studios
Alex Rosenberg, Production Manager at Netflix Animation
Monday, February 22, 2021, 7pm EST
Bl(x)ck Rhizomes: A Digital Public History Praxis
Aleia Brown, Ph.D., Assistant Director of the African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities Initiative
Amplifying Black Voices in Hollywood
The Diverse Perspectives in Digital Media & Design: 2021 Speaker Series
Friday, February 19, 2021
1pm to 8pm EST
Join us on Jorgensen Digital Stage for the inaugural event of UConn DMD’s Diverse Perspectives in Digital Media & Design: 2021 Speaker Series, Amplifying Black Voices in Hollywood. To paraphrase James Baldwin, nothing can be changed until it is faced. This is certainly true of the inequities that have historically shaped the entertainment industry, both on-screen and behind the scenes.
This one-day summit, which ran from 1pm to 8pm EST, featured conversations with Black leaders from various sectors of the film industry and examined its changing landscape by exploring efforts to increase diversity in all aspects of Hollywood from screenwriting, to development and production, producing and directing, and visual effects and post-production. Learn from some of Hollywood’s best, and see how they are challenging the status quo to transform the entertainment industry as we know it.