This afternoon four of us at Pacific Ties attended the Imagined Futures Conference at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo. It was a free one-day conference to inspire and network with Asian Pacific Islander American artists of all disciplines.
Nakamura’s presentation was really inspiring. We’re at an exciting point in time in which Asian Pacific Islander Americans are becoming more prominent in American culture, media, and politics. Even though many are “under the radar” right now, Nakamura predicts that API artists and actors will be making headlines within the next few years.
Workshops included filmmaking, anime/comics, blogs/new media, spoken word/hip hop, fiction, and clothing.
— posted by Debbie Chong