GEN Z To Earth…Hello…Anybody Out There?

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Kevin Clark Dakar Media Academy Who is Gen Z and what do they want out of the workplace? Companies need to adjust their approach to attract the newest crop of workers. boomers: hate millennials millennials: hate boomers gen z: hates themselves — ♡ (@cloudymal) August 23, 2019 Dakar Foundation has assembled a team of Generation (Gen) Z students entitled ‘Through […]

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GRINDING TO GET TO SILICON BEACH & BEYOND

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THE GRIND CONVENTION IS DEDICATED TO THE SPIRIT OF THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS AND THOSE WOMEN WHO STOOD BESIDE THEM WITHOUT ANY RECOGNITION OR REWARD, BUT DID IT ANYWAY. THE GRIND CONVENTION EMBODIES CAMPFIRE STORIES, WORKSHOPS, AND A LABORATORY TO DISTILL SOME OF THE GRIT AND GRIND OF PEOPLE WHO MADE A WAY OUT OF NOW WAY. ALTHOUGH THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS […]

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SIGGRAPH 202O Attempts To Bring Capitol Hill & Hollywood Together?

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Siggraph 202o on Capitol Hill By Kevin Clark 08.16.19  As a workforce placement specialist in new media I attend many, many conferences, some are purely for work and some I actually enjoy. Siggraph is one of those conferences in the latter category. As we look forward to Siggraph 2020 in D.C.  we also take a look back at what we […]

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Cultural Equality Inclusion Initiative Recommendation Session. Vol. 1& 2

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How do students get involved with the State of California Create California Campaign.  We have the student capability to get involved as a challenged based learning module, and to create a production to project management pathway for students to become fluent in the language of  business of the business of the tech-creative entertainment industry. @LACountyArtsEd and @LACountyArts staff were grateful […]

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YOU CAN’T HARNESS INNOVATION

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Kevin Clark, Dakar Media Academy The Unusual Experience is accelerated by a discussion between stakeholders in digital media workforce placement and community college student entitled, The Next Big Thing.  One of the outcomes is planned tour entitled “Unusual Experience, a virtual and physical tour where students and mentors can co-create, design and build of a new media Labster. Some of the […]

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LAEDC MEETING AGENDA THURSDAY AUGUST 8, 2019

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PARTICIPANTS DAKAR MEDIA TEAM INTRODUCTION VIA ZOOM JESSICA KU KIM, HOST JEFFREY THOMPSON DO WE STILL NEED DIVERSITY & INCLUSION MK. HALEY  DISNEY IMAGINEER ERIC ELDER UNREAL ENGINE CERTIFICATION TO WORKFORCE MEIA JOHNSON LOS ANGELES COUNTY ARTS ED COLLECTIVE FIELD SCAN RECOMMENDATIONS SIMONE NELSON WHERE ARE THE COLLABORATORS CORY DAVIS  AT&T’S ROAD MAP TO MORE  SUBMISSION IN XR/NEW MEDIA   […]

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The Unusual Media Fest, Coming To A School Near You,

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Kevin Clark/Dakar Media Academy 8/8/2019 Last weeks annual ACM SIGGRAPH conference was something to be hold.  Its the preeminent gathering of computer graphics pioneers in the world. Full stop. As such, it is something of a time machine, a visit to SIGGRAPH affords a glimpse at where industries that rely on computer graphics will be in over the next decade, […]

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DAKAR SCOOP’s FOR SIGGRAPH 2019

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Kevin Clark/Dakar Media Academy 8/2/2019 The Dakar Media Academy has just wrapped its capture of the  2019 SIGGRAPH at the LA Convention Center  delivered a host of new and emerging game-changers for the creative-tech industry, chief among them were;  real-time live and games programming during the conference, which shined a light on topics including but not limited to facial animation, AI, ethics, […]

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