According to the network, director Ryan Coogler is expected to be on hand to accept the honour from the non-profit organization Common Sense, which provides resources to help media, technology and public policy improve the well-being of children.
“The Common Sense Awards honor artists, educators, and advocates who use media and technology to inspire and advance new ideas, engage diverse or marginalized communities, and effect positive change for children,” said James P. Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense. “In today’s divisive culture, this night is an opportunity to celebrate all the good that media can do, shining a spotlight on important issues and inspiring a generation of kids toward a brighter future.”
THR further adds that the awards event at City Hall in San Francisco will showcase installations that combine technology and art with partners Intel, Pace Gallery and teamLab. Intel will showcase the Future Classroom, bridging physical and digital worlds to highlight the intersection of art and technology. teamLab, a tech-art collective based in Tokyo and represented by Pace Gallery, will also be on-site featuring a digital installation playground. The show also will feature an original spoken word performance by Imani Cezanne and an original performance by Vocal Rush, a two-time national champion a cappella ensemble based out of the Oakland School for the Arts.