VoiceThread is a tool used to create interactive, web dialogue. With VoiceThread you are able to not only view various forms of media, (photos, video clips, text, etc) but also have the ability to respond. To learn more about VoiceThread visit their information homepage. Check back soon to view our VoiceThread created in conjuction with the exhibition.
I was asked to consider the question “what are you?” in the production of a community film, which was created by the Center for Global Initiatives in order to personalize the installation. Community members were asked to consider the diverse layers of racial identity, and many looked beyond labels. The question is simple, yes, but the answer is far more complex. I chose to explain that I am Irish, German and Italian, but the true definition is by calling myself a Hanehan. I am product of my mother’s curly hair, my father’s dark eyes and my grandmother’s pale skin.
Physical characteristics in particular are attributed to ethnic ties, but what about personality and lifestyle? I wonder, what traits exist uniquely in my family, and where did they come from? I am far removed from the first American generation on both sides of my family, but I’ve always considered what attributes they carried with them. I had the opportunity to study abroad last semester, and spent four months in Ireland. There I noticed traits typical of my father, my aunt and my cousins, yet none of us have lived outside of the United States. The movement of my people, of my family, has shaped who I am today.
I encourage you to consider the question “What are you?” and to visit Kip Fullbeck’s exhibition in the Global Ed Center. To further engage view the community film, and interact with our VoiceThread.
For information regarding the exhibition “kip fullbeck: part asian, 100% hapa” and the activities surronding the project visit UNC Global.]]>
I’m the Director of Campus and Community Engagement for the Office of the Executive Director for the Arts.Â I had the opportunity to lead a Carolina Summer Reading Program discussion group last Monday. We met seven bright, articulate members of the class of 2013.
As each student entered our classroom we asked that they create a name tag. We had been provided the self-adhesive, “Hello, my name is” standby. However, instead of only requiring that the tags included names, we asked everyone to share one to three words that described themselves.
I wanted to share this virtual name tag with you, and encourage you to do the same. Leave a comment here, and let us know who you are.
Hello, My name is:
UNC-CH Senior, Journalism major with a concentration in PR and Dramatic Arts minor. Originally from Deerfield Beach, Florida, but call Apex, North Carolina my “hometown.”
I have been an Intern for the Office of the Executive Director for the Arts, working with Campus and Community Engagement, for the past 15 months (minus the four months I was studying in Dublin, Ireland).
I look forward to sharing my exploration of the movement of people with you this year. I encourage your comments, criticism, and engagement.
I have begun my journey by navigating a series of New York Times articles. Remade in America explores the impact of immigration on American institutions. The series is particularly relevant in light of Monday’s discussion group in which we examined the novel “A Home on the Field” written by UNC-CH School of Journalism and Mass Communications professor, Paul Cuadros. I will write further about the novel in an upcoming post.
Please explore the Remade in America series, and let me know your thought. An interesting place to start is this interactive map which details where U.S. workers come from.
Talk to you soon.]]>
We invite you to join us as we explore the issues of migration, nationality, and the politics of home. Through collaborations with a diverse group of campus partners, the conversation aims to nurture a mutual understanding in our dynamic and complex society.
For more information about Carolina Creative Campus, and to view a complete listing of this year’s events, visit Carolina Creative Campus on the web.]]>