San Francisco, CA, September 28, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Question Bridge: Black Males is a transmedia art project that includes an installation, high school curriculum, community events, a robust interactive website, and a mobile app. It facilitates a healing dialogue among black males in America and offers them a platform to represent and redefine their identity. The team is composed of Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Bayete Ross-Smith, Kamal Sinclair, and their new transmedia partner, Innovent (innovent.tv). This partnership has announced the launch of the Question Bridge Educator Portal (educator.questionbridge.com) on Sept. 19, 2011.
The Question Bridge curriculum uses the art project as a catalyst for a significant learning process in complex identity frameworks, conflict resolution communication, and developing environments of inclusion. It addresses issues related to the crisis of African American male achievement and the global achievement gap.
The Educator Portal offers a 10 module curriculum for educators, teaching artists, and mentors working with high school-aged youth. Once registered, one can view or download the modules, enroll in live or online training sessions, and take part in the educator's wiki. This curriculum is in use in secondary schools this semester. Upcoming releases include Innovent's NFC-enabled mobile technology, user-created videos, and data-visualized Identity Map.