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Film and Media Studies Program


2016 News Archive

Sharon Daniel, media artist

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:00am to Friday, February 12, 2016 - 6:00pm

Sharon Daniel’s digital media works navigate human perspectives and public evidence to build community dialogue and social critique. 

Thursday, February 11, 4:25 PM, McMaster 341
Join us for a workshop on Interactive Documentary Media and Social Justice: Community-based Storytelling. Through two digital media projects, Public Secrets, about incarcerated women, and Blood Sugar, about poverty and addiction, Daniel describes the technical and aesthetic work behind the construction of interactive documentary, and the commitment to fostering social and political dialogue through media art.

Friday, February 12, 3:30 PM, Petigru 111
Join us for a public talk by Sharon Daniel about the challenges and opportunities of building interactive, digital media works that engage diverse publics with contemporary social and political issues. Among the works Daniel will present are Public Secrets, Blood Sugar, Undoing Time, Inside the Distance and glimpses of a work-in-progress, In the Fourth World, an interactive documentary about an Alaskan village of 400 people, a place now vulnerable to rising sea levels and shifting power relations in a newly geopolitical world.  www.sharondaniel.net

Media artist Sharon Daniel is part of the SVAD Visiting Artist Series for 2015-2016. Her visit is co-sponsored by Film and Media Studies and the Center for Digital Humanities.