The Technically Brilliant Show


The Technically Brilliant Show profiles filmmakers, artists, and execs using virtual reality, augmented reality, and other technologies to tell Black stories.

Moderated by BPMplus Director Lisa Osborne, the inaugural season of Technically Brilliant streamed live every Wednesday during the lunch hour (11:30 a.m. CT/12:30 p.m. ET), from May 12-July 7, 2021, on YouTube and Facebook Live.

Technically Brilliant is a collaboration between the Denton Black Film Festival Institute and Black Public Media’s #BPMplus initiative.

The goal of BPMplus is to increase Black participation in XR content production.


Emerging Media's Black Storytellers In Their Own Words

Listen as BPM Emerging Media Director Lisa Osborne engages Black technologists in lively conversation about their XR storytelling projects.


Lisa Osborne

On Demand Episodes

(Click the links to view these archived episodes)

Episode 1: Aired live on Wednesday, May 12.

Guest: Carla LynDale Bishop discussing her project Mapping Blackness.

Episode 2:  Aired live on Wednesday, May 19

Guest: Alton Glass, discussing his project POV: Points of View. #POVseries

Episode 3: Aired live on Wednesday, May 26

Guest: Bayeté Ross Smith discussing his project, Red Summers: Domestic Terrorism 1917-1921

Episode 4: Aired live on Wednesday, June 2

Guest: Leonardo Souza discusses his XR project Rabiola Tales, about the culture of kite flying above the favelas of Rio de Janero.

Episode 5: Aired live on Wednesday, June 9

Guest: Jake Sally, former head of development at RYOT and now COO at Jadu, discusses his experience developing augmented reality projects.

Episode 6: Aired live on Wednesday, June 16

Guest, LaJuné McMillian discusses her Movement Portraits project, which debuted on June 23, 2021, at the Brooklyn Public Library.

Episode 7: Aired live on Wednesday, June 30

Guest: Fabiano Mixo discusses his XR work and his experiences as an MIT/BPMplus Fellow.

Episode 8: Aired live on Wednesday, July 7

Guest: Tamara Shogaolu discusses her Frontline XR project Un(re)solved.