HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE SACNAS NATIONAL CONFERENCE EXHIBIT HALL (SACNAS, 2014)
A video tutorial designed to prepare underrepresented minority college students and young professionals for business and academic opportunities at the SACNAS National Conference.
UCSC MFA THESIS PROJECT
FEEDBACK (2014) is the response to a question of significant consequence: Why aren’t we saving the planet? This experimental documentary film explores human belief and contemporary media in the context of anthropogenic climate change. Feedback surveys public opinion on C02-caused warming and seeks first-hand knowledge on the science, predictions, and possible solutions. The structure of Feedback mirrors the nature of this overwhelming issue and challenges viewers to fight for media literacy. Feedback includes the voices of anonymous participants collected through social media survey, as well as those of skeptics, experts, and artists. The film confronts viewers with the noise of contemporary media and a stark, poetic commentary about the changes we’ve set into motion. Feedback conveys a sense of hopelessness, but this is not without reason. Hope without action can be as dangerous as denial. Hope by itself cannot undo the challenges we’ve created for future generations, but collective action might reduce them.
FEEDBACK was screened May 1–4, 2014 during the Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) graduate student exhibition, undercurrents, at the University of California Santa Cruz in the Digital Arts Research Center.
SECOND CHANCES (2011)
Produced for Flux Magazine
Twenty-two years ago, Jean Daugherty broke the cycle of addiction, giving herself and her daughter a second chance. Today, as a Cascades Raptor Center volunteer, she does the same for injured birds—finding peace and spiritual footing in the process.