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Posted 9 months ago
DC Week 2012 Story Innovation Event - Melissa Carillo of the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum
As part of the Digital Capital Week Festival 2012, Pride Collaborative, a DC-based strategic communications firm, and The Create Daily, a resource that connects storytellers with career opportunities, hosted an event entitled Story Innovation: Transmedia, Web Cinema, & Participatory Storytelling.
Melissa Carillo concluded with a presentation about the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum. As LVM creative director and founder, she illustrated the immersive education capabilities of the project, showcasing its bilingual mixed media benefits used to enhance visitor knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of Latino cultural heritage. - Pride Collaborative
I was really excited to see this video finally posted! Melissa became a personal colleague of mine after working with her on the Mi Tierra, Mi Mundo/My Land, My world project. I had a great time collaborating with their staff and young artists from CentroNia’s youth arts program Studio 64 to build more culturally representative character for the immersive interactive project. This led to working with Melissa on the Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead 4th Annual celebration as an Online Educational Outreach Coordinator. I had the opportunity to curate their interactive Tumblr blog lvmdod.tumblr.com which highlighted digital artifacts from the LVM Interactive Archive, as well as virtual events happening in SecondLife at the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum.
I’ve had a blast working with Melissa, and this video gives you a glimpse of all the innovative educational resources she creates and manages as New Media & Technology Director of the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum.