was born and raised in Germany by Chinese parents. In 1983,
I came to the United States and studied electronics, video production
By the early '90's, I had stumbled across
a subject that seemed to unite these disparate interests: media
literacy. After meeting Dr. Renee Hobbs, and joining, on her
recommendation, the Felton Scholar program on media literacy
, I worked closely with her on a media literacy curriculum she
was developing for the Discovery Channel.
Since, my video production work is always
informed by a need to analyze the things we view and the industry
that produces what we consume. Technology is changing at a mind-boggling
speed, but our need to develop critical skills so we can remain
literate and discriminating citizens remains a constant.
To keep up with technological developments,
I have been turning my attention to distance learning and multimedia
web-based technologies, which requires me to learn new software
continuously, which plays to my love of electronics and technology.
I have recently started my own company, Web
Media Motion, whose work dovetails beautifully with that of
Blinktank. Web Media Motion creates videos, virtual reality
and animation for the web.
Media Literacy Curriculum
This is a k-12 Media Literacy curriculum
developed by Dr. Renee Hobbs for the Discovery Channel. I took
a media literacy seminar from Dr. Hobbs at Harvard University.
Subsequently, she asked me to desktop publish and oversee the
website presentation of her curriculum, which I was happy to
the Mapping Boston Exhibit.
I line produced this 3D animated history of
the development of downtown Boston as part of Mapping Boston
Exhibition currently on view at the State House. The animation
was directed by Bill Warner, the founder of Avid Technology,
Access for Seniors in Boston: A Video Roundtable Discussion
Currently in production,
this video documents a discussion of transportation access issues
at the Boston Public Library. I am producing it for the
Boston Transportation Department. (For more information
on this issue, check the Access