Closer Look: The Future Of Diversity In Tech Fields; The Intersection of Technology & Entertainment

A man testing a Sony PlayStation Virtual Reality headset at the Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Hundreds of thousands will check out the latest video games this week at the biggest event in the gaming industry. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
A man testing a Sony PlayStation Virtual Reality headset at the Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Hundreds of thousands will check out the latest video games this week at the biggest event in the gaming industry. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Since May of 2012, the organization Technologists of Color (TOC) has been working to increase representation in Atlanta’s tech scene. As we continue Tech Week on “Closer Look,” Marcellus Haynes, founder of TOC, Mark Lawson, programming lead, and Jon Exume, programming lead discuss how they are working to connect more people of color to tech jobs.

  • 20:44: The group Women In Technology (WIT) works to bring more women, and young girls, into STEAM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) here in Atlanta. President and CEO of the organization, Penny Collins talks about the lack of representation of women, particularly women of color, in the tech industry and how WIT works to address this issue on a local level.
President and CEO of Women in Technology, Penny Collins, talks about the lack of representation of women, particularly women of color, in the tech industry and how WIT works to address this issue on a local level. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
  • 41:06: A look at how advances in technology have changed the face of Atlanta’s entertainment industry with John Adcox, CEO of Gramarye Media, a virtual entertainment studio, and Michael Maknojia, Chief Executive Officer of SoaR Gaming.
John Adcox, CEO of Gramarye Media, a virtual entertainment studio, and Michael Maknojia, Chief Executive Officer of SoaR Gaming, join “Closer Look” in studio for a conversation about how advances in technology have changed the face of Atlanta’s entertainment industry. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.