Emilia Yang is an activist, artist, and militant researcher. Her work has been interconnected with digital communications, performance, games and public art. Her research focuses on participatory culture and its relationship to media, arts and design. Yang is currently pursuing a PhD in Media Arts + Practice at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. She is interested in how transmedia storytelling can foster social change and civic engagement. Her art practice utilizes interactive installations, documentaries, fictions, games, performances and urban interventions to engage participants in political imaginative actions and discussions. She is a member of Civic Paths research project led by Henry Jenkins. Emilia has delivered talks and workshops at multiple conferences and has shown work at exhibitions at IndieCade Independent Games Festival and New Media Summit at Tribeca Film Festival.
Stephen Duncombe has a great narration about how utopias are thought like states (both literally and figuratively). He mentions theoretical utopias, like Plato’s ancient Greek Republic, Thomas More’s sixteenth-century Utopia, and the model society of the future sketched by Edward Bellamy in the late 1800s in his popular Looking Backward. And other state like “the […]
I think there is a wide potential for collective intelligence for public collectivity/community because it allows for collaboration between levels of expertise. As mentioned by Roxane, there are other initiatives in which skill sharing is allowed. A diverse discipline that comes to mind is citizens’ science. Citizen science is a collaborative process where volunteers work […]
I found that there is an interesting relationship between the Death of the Author and the born of the reader in Transmedia storytelling. I am interested in Transmedia as process, since Jenkins defines transmedia as a process where integral elements of a fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels for the purpose of creating […]