Industry + Academy Roundtable

Launched in Fall 2019, the Industry + Academy Roundtable series is a collaboration between the School of Theatre & Dance and the Longmore Institute on Disability Studies. This series explores how new technologies are impacting storytelling and accessibility across industries, from museums to theatre to journalism. By exposing students to cutting-edge industry and academic conversations, the Roundtables connect SF State’s curriculum with real-world opportunities. Each Roundtable includes a networking reception that gives students across departments the chance to discuss their own work with professionals.

For more information on the series contact Elizabeth Bradley Hunter (ebh@sfsu.edu).

Museums of the Future: An Industry and Academy Roundtable

Friday, September 13, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This panel discussion explores how museums will evolve in the future. How do museums use new technology? Does story drive exhibit design? Can augmented reality and virtual reality improve accessibility? Who are museums for? How do you get a museum job?

Panelists

  • Elizabeth Bradley Hunter, assistant professor of Theatre Studies (moderator)
  • Barbara Miller, senior curator, Museum of the Moving Image
  • Jonathan Haim, curator of music and recorded sound, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
  • Paige Bardolph, director, Global Museum
  • Sami Reist, professor and chair of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts
  • Rosa Park, assistant professor of Cinema
  • Emily Beitiks, associate director, Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
  • Edward M. Luby, professor and director, Museum Studies

Hosted by the School of Theatre and Dance in partnership with the Museum of the Moving Image and New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, CSU Entertainment Alliance, Global Museum, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Department, School of Cinema and Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability

Theatre + VR/AR/MR/XR

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This industry and academy roundtable discussion explores how theatres use immersive technology, if story changes in a headset, if virtual reality/augmented reality will replace live theatre, accessibility issues and career options.

Roundtable Participants

  • Elizabeth Bradley Hunter, assistant professor of theatre studies (moderator)
  • Joshua McVeigh-Schultz, assistant professor of Visual Communication Design
  • Steve Horowitz, audio director, Nickelodeon Digital; lecturer of composition and music for games/film
  • Steve Boyle, CEO, Epic Immersive
  • Kathy Yuen, interaction designer, HeartFlow Inc.

Hosted by the Fabula(b) in the SF State School of Theatre and Dance, in partnership with SF State’s School of Theatre and Dance, School of Design and Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability and the CSU Entertainment Alliance.

Journalism of the Future

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This industry and academy roundtable discussion explores how newsrooms use new technology, if tech will replace print publications, if virtual reality and augmented reality create empathy, definitions of fake news, how technology improves accessibility and how to get a technology job in journalism.

Roundtable Participants

  • Reed Albergotti, reporter, The Washington Post
  • Ericka Cruz Guevarra, producer, KQED
  • Lawrence Carter-Long, director of communications, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
  • Elizabeth Bradley Hunter, assistant professor of theatre studies
  • Joshua Davis, assistant professor of Journalism

Hosted by the Fabula(b) in the SF State School of Theatre and Dance, in partnership with SF State’s School of Theatre and Dance, School of Design and Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability and the CSU Entertainment Alliance.