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DANM Professor Sharon Daniel on Fullbright Scholarship to develop interactive web documentary

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:34am

Sharon Daniel is a media artist who produces interactive and participatory documentaries focused on issues of social, economic, environmental and criminal justice. Daniel's work has been exhibited internationally – most recently in a 2013 solo exhibition at STUK Kunstcentrum, Belgium. Daniel’s works have also been shown in museums and festivals in Europe and the US and her essays have been published in books and professional journals. In 2009 she was awarded the prestigious Rockefeller/Tribeca Film Festival New Media Fellowship. Her work has also been honored by the Webby Awards (the “Academy Awards of the Internet”). Daniel is a Professor in the Film and Digital Media Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she teaches classes in digital media theory and practice. As a Fulbright Scholar, she will be working with the Research Institute for Art and Design in the Faculty of Art, Design and Built Environment at Ulster University to develop an interactive web documentary based on interviews with former paramilitaries and Restorative Justice practitioners in post-conflict Belfast. She will be building upon a former project, Inside the Distance, a Restorative Justice documentary that records victim/offender mediation practices in Belgium and shows how mediation poses a potential cultural alternative to dominant modes, methods and theories of justice and punishment.