Global Discovery Series - Film, Photography, and Virtual Reality
Over the past decade, Professor of Cinema and Media Studies Peter Decherney has worked with students to create a series of documentary films, virtual reality experiences, and photography projects. These interdisciplinary teams have collaborated with partners in Myanmar, Kenya, Ethiopia, Puerto Rico, and Philadelphia, and their projects have been featured at film festivals, exhibited in galleries, and been the recipients of prestigious awards.
In the spring of 2023, Professor Decherney and Penn Global brought these projects under the umbrella of the new Penn Global Documentary Institute. The institute serves as a hub for fostering documentary collaborations among faculty, students, and global partners, with a primary focus on generating impactful and professional-quality work.
In this webinar, Professor Decherney will share work from the Institute’s first six months, which has included projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Philadelphia, and New York.
Peter Decherney is Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Director of the Penn Global Documentary Institute, and Faculty Director of Penn’s university-wide Online Learning Initiative. He holds a secondary appointment at the Annenberg School for Communication and an affiliation with the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition at Penn Law School.
Explore the world virtually, both far and near, with Penn faculty members and your fellow alumni community. Each live, interactive lecture in the Global Discovery Series features Penn professors sharing new and innovative research on a variety of topics. Participants will have the opportunity to ask in-depth questions and are sure to learn something new in each one-hour session.