Story4 team members win Hellman Award and spot in POV Hackathon 4

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We are excited to announce that Richard Koci Hernandez has been named a 2013 Hellman Fellow at UC-Berkeley. He received an $18,000 award from the fund to develop transmedia content for the “The Cannon and the Flower” documentary project.

www.hellmanfellows.org/fellows/richard-koci-hernandez/

The Hellman Fellows Fund selectively supports work of junior tenure track faculty at  the ten campuses of the University of California and four private institutions.

Richard Koci Hernandez, Jeremy Rue and Geri Migielicz are among the five teams selected to participate in POV’s Hackathon 4. Rue is a Lecturer of digital storytelling at the University of California, Berkeley, and is an experienced web developer.

The team is creating an interactive exploration of a piece of Chopin’s music – one selected by Dang Thai Son because of its power to inspire both he and his mother, Thai Thi Lien. The site will wrap this music experience within the story line of “The Cannon and the Flower.”

The event hosts five teams of filmmakers and developers for a weekend as they build an innovative web documentary prototype. The hackathon is hosted by POV (Point of View), the award-winning independent documentary series on PBS. It takes place July 27-28 in Brooklyn, NY.

http://www.pbs.org/pov/hackathon/