This piece was originally written in August 2020, in the midst of the pandemic. But as we return to semblances of normality, the reopening of businesses and the the art work from Black Lives Matter protests disappears, I bring back this work as a reminder that this is not yet over.

Oakland has seen small and black-owned businesses quickly disappear as the construction of luxury apartment buildings and trendy shops take their place. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, artwork emerged around the area of the protests. …


Emergent Media is a term that seems to be popping up everywhere recently with many different connotations from high-tech gadgets to science fiction. But pinning down exactly what emergent media means is a difficult task. It’s a field that can sometimes lie in the realm of the not yet existent but obtainable future. Or it can build upon existent media that has the potential to evolve. As a business, you are constantly having to evolve and adapt to changing practices, and emergent media is a similar aspect.

What is Emergent Media?

Emergent Media is technology that seeks to improve how…

Oscar Guzman

Bay Area based Communicator working in Marcom at The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. and Graduate Student at the University of San Francisco.

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