Geek of the Week: Artist Chanee Choi’s 3D video game ‘Pandemic’ looks at racism during COVID-19

Chanee Choi performs in another of her works, called “Polaris,” a multimedia installation and performance. (Photo courtesy of Chanee Choi)

Chanee Choi’s “Pandemic” is a video game and it is art. And the “art game” is not an escape from reality as we know it right now.

A Ph.D. candidate in art and technology in the University of Washington’s Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) department, Choi is a multidisciplinary interactive artist. Her latest project is a first-person 3D video game in which the player is the coronavirus, moving through a virtual environment.

Chanee Choi.

Our latest Geek of the Week, who is originally from South Korea, took on “Pandemic” to bring awareness to incidents of discrimination, xenophobia, racism, and violence against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. She hopes her game conveys a sense of what it’s like to be a minority in America.

“I think games are capable

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Color Star Technology Enters into MOU to Acquire South Korean Artist Agency and Live Entertainment Company

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Color Star Technology Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq CM: HHT) (the “Company”, “we” or “HHT”), a company engaged in the businesses of providing online and offline knowledge-paid services for music and entertainment industries globally, today announced that it, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Color China Entertainment Co., Ltd., entered into a memorandum of understanding (the “MOU”) on September 21, 2020 with FENT Co. Ltd. (“FENT”), a South Korean K-pop entertainment and artist agency service company, to acquire 100 percent equity interest in FENT (the “Proposed Transaction”).

FENT, also known as Fascino Entertainment, is a South Korean-based live entertainment company that engages in: i) talent development and management in the music, film and fashion industries; ii) live concerts and events; iii) music and video production, distribution, and licensing; iv) public relations, media outreach and brand management. FENT also sells cosmetics (e.g., lipsticks) and fashion products

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Performance Artist AY Young is An Emerging Renewable Energy Leader Powered by Music

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AY Young, founder, Battery Tour, was named by the United Nations (UN) as one of 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and to Fresh Energy’s 2020 Energy News Network’s “40 Under 40.”

On a biennial basis, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth recognizes 17 young change-makers, between the ages of 18 and 29, who are leading efforts to combat the world’s most pressing issues and whose leadership is catalyzing the achievement of the SDGs.

For the UN designation, these young leaders were selected from more than 18,000 nominations from 186 different countries to represent the diverse voices of young people from every region of the world, and are collectively responsible for activating millions of young people in support of the SDGs. Young is the only Youth Leader selected from the U.S.

The Energy News Network’s “40

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