Educators and Students
Through the development of curriculum, teacher training models, instructional supplements and education programs, we support teachers and students in traditional institutional settings K-12 and university settings, while also working to expand educational opportunities to the community at-large.
Media Producers and Filmmakers
In our capacity as a media institute, we support and facilitate (through partial or full funding or non-profit shelter endorsement) the production of select projects, primarily documentary films and New Media projects, which we feel relate to the underlying themes of culture, education, and visual innovation.
Scholars and Researchers
As a research center, we actively engage and support research relating to visual and cultural theory, media studies, production methodologies, and the socio-cultural implications of media production.
As such, our efforts include such diverse projects as K-12 education intervention models, college lecture series, film exhibitions, applied media production, or visual and cultural research, and therefore benefit an incredibly diverse demographic spectrum.
The Community and Society
The Kino-Eye Center recognizes the insight of the modified adage, “You can lead students to knowledge, but you can’t make them think.” Our driving philosophy holds that fostering academic interest, by promoting the personal and social relevance of educational topics, will prompt students to proactively engage knowledge and develop intrinsic academic motivation. Therefore, we believe that inspiring and facilitating educational achievement will pervasively strengthen and positively shape the whole of society.
Socio-cultural Media Discourse
Through research and methodological development, the Kino-Eye Center works to actively improve the state of applied visual cultural media production, and to address the problematics and implications of representation in the Era of New Media. The nature of such work demands a pervasive reconsideration of the societal role and impact of visual cultural representation. Accordingly, the work of the Kino-Eye Center contributes to a broad social discourse on media theory, responsibility, and methodology.