DIGITAL PATHWAYS INITIATIVE (DPI)
WHAT IS DPI?
The Digital Pathways Initiative (DPI) announces the formation of a new team to launch a STEAMS Summer Bridge Program 2020 that will offer Connected Cloud Campus to Virtual Hollywood employment through hands-on technical instruction and project-based learning using the latest digital technology to create original content. Students will discover their innate artistic abilities while learning professional media applications that will help them secure sought-after jobs in entertainment. Our goal is to identify Rock Stars & Super Stars for precise placement in the creative-tech economy with living wages, and embedded with executive-level training for potential start-up capabilities.
ACADEMIC / WORKFORCE PARTNERS
The CSU Entertainment Alliance connects the student, faculty and alumni network of the largest and most inclusive public university system in the nation to the ultra-competitive entertainment arts and media industry. CSUEA programs offer accessible and invaluable learning, career development and networking opportunities to prepare and empower students for successful careers in entertainment arts and media.
Dakar Interactive is committed to strengthening and expanding private public collaboration with educational, community and workforce-based LA County stakeholders to form incubator digital arts media hubs that support, train and mentor youth from disadvantaged and traditionally underserved neighborhoods. We’re in discussion with UCLA MEMES and The Center For Competitive Workforce (CCW) regarding innovative ways to migrate challenged based learning into traditional pedagogy of the California Community Colleges to create a talent pool eager to learn and apply New Competitive Skills.
Proposed Partners For our Summer Bridge Below:
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
The Dakar Foundation, in collaboration with Kevin Hart’s HartBeat Studios, AT&T Entertainment, Magic Leap Immersive Reality Technology company and Sony DMPC offers CSU and LACCD students from underrepresented communities no cost, high impact project- based learning through access to industry mentors and professional digital media training using the latest technology. DPI’s Online classroom entitled BrownBag TV workshops, events, seminars and boot camps will provide educational, networking and career development opportunities including hands on experience developing original content for distribution. Students gain new skills and creative portfolio assets so they can secure sought after jobs from Hollywood to Silicon Beach and beyond.
JUNE 2020 LAUNCH EVENTS:
Friday, JUNE 7– HARTBEAT VIRTUAL STUDIOS Virtual Meetup
Wednesday, June 11– E3 / Dakar Foundation Virtual Meetup
Thursday & Friday, June 13-14 – Magic Leap Workshop for Non-Developers Virtual Meetup
Friday, June 14 – Student Scholars Workshop & Tour @ AT&T Entertainment Virtual Meetup
YOUR INNOVATION INVITATION
Are you researching cutting-edge techniques and innovations? Does your work have a clear hypothesis, demonstrative results, and a concise corollary of findings? Submit to SIGGRAPH 2020 Posters today for the opportunity to present your ideas, receive feedback, be inspired by others, and network with researchers and industry professionals. Students also are encouraged to submit to the Student Research Competition.
#DisneyLaunchpad, the new #Disney program to develop #directors. Get paired w/ Lucas-film mentors and create an original #short 3film: (#DisneyLaunchpad is only open to #US applicants.)
UNUSUAL ONLINE IMMERSIVE MEDIA HACK Exploring the limits of AR|VR in entertainment and other industries by bringing together select, talented individuals to form multidisciplinary teams that will build creative and original applications.
STUDENTS / INSTRUCTORS / MENTORS