Each week, host Gabriel Barcia-Colombo speaks with a new artist, curator, technologist, AI, collector, innovator, about the ever-changing relationship between art and tech.
In this episode, Dorothy Santos brings us a discussion with Yasheng She on queer and femme narratives as represented in a wide array of media, including games, film, and manga. Together they look at the progressive rhetoric taken on by collectives like CLAMP, and dissect the role of audience perception versus the author's intent when it comes to reconciling a character or narrative as queer.
-About Yasheng She-
Yasheng She is a Washington-based audio, visual, and textual storyteller. He has written for Gnovis blogs – a peer-reviewed journal at Georgetown University and produced audio stories for Georgetown Forum – a radio program also at Georgetown University. Yasheng is a self-starter and highly motivated in everything he does. As a content producer, Yasheng has been telling stories in many forms, regardless of whether it is a podcast, a blog, or a video. Over five years of research experience and ability to speak Mandarin Chinese, English, and Japanese fluently help him to become a studious and observant storyteller. He is passionate about understanding how macro-level social, political, and cultural changes shape how individual formulates her or his own narrative. He is driven and motivated in everything he does and is well versed in psychology, communication, and whatever he can learn to create compelling content.