Game Hopes to Tackle Tough Talks and Tout Tolerance

By Janette Neuwahl Tannen A new video game crafted by students and faculty members at the University of Miami delves into difficult conversations about identity and discrimination to illustrate more accepting responses. Throughout her educational experiences, University of Miami alumna Phidela Cheng often felt that some of her classmates could not look beyond her Asian heritage. There were jokes about the shape of her eyes, what her family ate for dinner, and insinuations that her ancestors created the COVID-19 virus. Fabrizio Darby, an alumnus who hails from Jamaica, will never [...]

2023-08-14T14:15:44-04:00August 14, 2023|Interactive Media|

Cinematic Arts Professor Helms Creative Development of 360 VR Project

By Karina Valdes After great success with their last virtual reality (VR) project, the Ohio Department of Medicaid commissioned a new original 360 VR series, Medicaid Care Experience Simulation (MCarES). The series addresses health equity and cultural humility for the LGBTQ+ community, elder abuse in older adults with disabilities, and maternal infant health and intimate partner violence. Rafal Sokolowski, a recently hired assistant professor in the Department of Cinematic Arts, took the helm in creating and developing the series, working as the show runner to conceive the stories and produce scripts for [...]

2022-11-02T10:38:05-04:00November 2, 2022|Motion Pictures|

Dynamic Film Duo Discusses their Award-Winning Project

By: Amanda M. Perez Two, first-year Master of Fine Arts film students in the School of Communication collaborated and attained valuable learning experiences from each other while working as a team to create short films. The U Creates continues a series focused on highlighting members of the University of Miami’s creative community. In this Spotlight feature, meet Maria Paula Arboleda and Julie Peley, who are both first-year Master of Fine Arts students. Together, they have produced the multi-award-winning short film, “Tacet,” about an aspiring writer who starts to have doubts [...]

2021-11-29T16:55:39-05:00November 29, 2021|Motion Pictures|