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Diversity in TV: How Independent Artists and New Tech Challenge Legacy Television

Modified: May 20, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 5:30pm
Tech M345, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston

TGS Cross-Cultural invites you to a dinner, talk and discussion by Dr. Aymar Jean Christian, "Diversity in TV: How Independent Artists and New Tech Challenge Legacy Television."

What does the web teach us about television? Via the “open” internet independent producers marginalized by the industry use digital production and distribution to address Hollywood’s diversity problem. Their work illuminates the limits of representation on major networks from ABC to Netflix, even as the competitive new media environment has made diversity again relevant to studios. Using data from a previous study on indie web series and current project developing programs for queer, trans, and cis-women and people of color, they will explore whether, and if so to what degree, television can be liberatory, representative and community-building. Of particular interest is how combining research inquiry and non-profit development might prove useful in investigating and building alternative production, distribution and reception practices.

Dinner will be provided. RSVP here.

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