Kristine Diekman is a media artist and educator working in documentary and experimental film, new media, sound studies and community-based media. As a producer and director, she has completed numerous projects that serve the community including A Way Out, a film to support gang affiliated youth in the process of separation and Vamos a Hablar/Let’s Talk, a project that addresses open communication between Latino adults and youth about relationships and reproductive health. Her recent media projects focus on water and environmental justice. Run Dry, supported by the California Council on the Humanities, is a digital media project that tells the story of small, rural California communities’ struggle to connect to one of the most precious resources – water. Behold the Tilapia, an experimental animation and installation, furthers her research and creative approaches to interrogate the hydro-social cycle. Both projects propose new frameworks for political ecologies of water. She is a Full Professor in the Art, Media & Design Department at California State University where she teaches media theory and production, and sound studies. As an educator, she also facilitates international workshops in digital storytelling that lead participants through processes to create interactive, touch-sensitive interfaces utilizing writing, microprocessors, sound and craft to provide an empathic, tactile experience for the listener. She has received numerous awards and grants including New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, W.M. Keck Foundation, California Arts Council and others. Her films screen internationally and she is invited speak at conferences worldwide.
link to web site: http://kristinediekman.net