Fall 2021 C.V. Starr Fund for A/P/A Research Awardees

Congratulations to the Fall 2021 C.V. Starr Fund for A/P/A Research Awardees!

Arlene Ducao (adjunct, NYU Tandon School of Engineering), in collaboration with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, will conduct user research on The Great Tit Is a Bird, a new scripted narrative podcast that probes the compromises and consequences that vulnerable, structurally oppressed people face around the world—from public laboratories to private boudoirs—just to survive. The goal of this research is to further the knowledge of how Asian/Pacific/American language artists consider technology to innovate the ways they absorb and tell stories.

Jess X. Snow (MFA student, NYU Tisch School of the Arts) will create augmented reality elements and an immersive website to accompany their mural, In the Future Our Asian Community is Safe, which envisions a future where we transcend racism, policing, and borders by cultivating collective imagination and solidarity. Working with Asian American healers, organizers, coders, community members, and AR artists, the mural will be activated into an interactive portal with animated love letters, ambient music, and meditations gesturing toward a future without anti-Asian violence, white supremacy, the police state, binaries, and borders.