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New Media Documentary: Technology for Social Inclusion Sharon Daniel [Professor of Film & Digital Media, UC Santa Cruz] Abstract: Artist Sharon Daniel is engaged in an ongoing effort to use technology for social inclusion through the production of "new media documentaries" in which media and information technologies are deployed as a means of giving voice to the experience of socially, racially and economically marginalized "others". Daniel will discuss Palabras_ [http://palabras.ucsc.edu], a set of tools and interfaces intended to facilitate collective self-representation among communities that don't normally have access to media and information technology; Public Secrets [http://publicsecret.net], an online audio archive of statements by incarcerated women that reveal the secret injustices of the Criminal Justice System; and other works in progress. Biography: Sharon Daniel is a Professor of Film and Digital Media and Chair of the Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she teaches classes in digital media theory and practice. Her research is focused on the use and development of information and communications technologies for social inclusion. Her work has been widely exhibited in the U.S. and abroad.