Tara Knight, Interim Director
Tara Knight is a filmmaker, animator, and projection designer for live performance. She is currently directing Mikumentary a series of short films about the worldwide Hatsune Miku phenomenon. Knight has presented the films and lectures at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival, the Time Warner “The Future of Storytelling” Event in NYC, at New York Comic Con, and Anime Expo in LA. Episode 3: Participatory Culture was installed at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo as part of the 10th Anniversary Exhibition and the films have been bootlegged into Spanish, French, Russian, Vietnamese, Cantonese, and Thai by viewers online.
She is currently an advisor for the New Horizons Project which NASA will upload as the Golden Record 2.0 in 2016. Two of her short films won 2014 Van Gogh Awards at the Amsterdam Film Festival in the categories of Animation and World Cinema: Best Experimental Film. She is a founding member of Project Planetaria, an interdisciplinary project exploring the intersection of performance and astrophysics. The Floating World,
a performance she co-created with Malashock Dance, won an Emmy in 2011.
Sarah McCullough, Associate Director
Sarah Rebolloso McCullough, PhD, works as the Associate Director of the Center for the Humanities at UC San Diego. She creates meaningful and respectful dialogue across boundaries that typically divide—between universities and communities, activists and researchers, scientists and humanists, workers and policymakers. Her book manuscript examines the process through which experiences of fun became a sellable commodity by examining the origins and growth of mountain biking. She also conducts applied research on cultural adaptations to climate change with a focus on sustainable transportation through the Bicicultures project. More information can be found on her website: http://sarahmccphd.com.
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