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, Technically Brilliant streams every Wednesday during the lunch hour (11:30 a.m. CT/12:30 p.m. ET) on YouTube and Facebook Live.

The talk show kicks off on Wednesday, May 12th with MIT-BPM Fellow Carla LynDale Bishop, whose project, Mapping Blackness, aims to profile 50 historically Black communities in 50 states.  The talk show will run weekly through June 30, 2021.

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.


Tune In

Every Wednesday

11:30 AM CT/12:30 PM ET


Join moderator Lisa Osborne, during the Wednesday lunch hour, as she engages Black technologists in conversation about their XR storytelling projects.


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Lisa Osborne

Upcoming Episodes

Episode 9: Wednesday, July 7

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

Archived Episodes

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Episode 1: Wednesday, May 12.

Guest: Carla LynDale Bishop discussing her project Mapping Blackness.

Episode 2: Wednesday, May 19

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

Episode 3: Wednesday, May 26

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

Episode 4: 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: 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: Wednesday, June 16

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

Episode 7: Wednesday, June 23



Episode 8: Wednesday, June 30

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