He may be a familiar face to many among us, and V3con is very excited that Richard Lui will appear at our digital media conference on Saturday Aug. 25, 2012, at the Japanese American Museum. Richard will participate in two sessions, “Asian Spotting in the Traditional Media” and “Where is Asian America in Politics?”
Richard, thanks for lending us your voice.
Your favorite hangout in LA?
I’m really liking the Los Feliz area in recent years. When I lived there long ago, it was pretty boring and unkempt. Now it’s nicely Bohemian in a San Francisco Mission District or Manhattan Hell’s Kitchen way. My favorite places now are any Mexican restaurants because I can’t get any of that in NYC. Otherwise the Japanese food in the Studio City area is amazing and Southlanders are lucky to have so much of that no matter where they go. I remember paying $100 for the best sushi in Atlanta. In LA the same quality was $25. So I eat four times as much.
The more the seminars, programming and social events can bring together leading activists in digital, broadcast and print media, the better connected participants will feel. Many media conferences put digital, broadcast, and print in separate buckets. Or because they have traditional media roots, skew towards putting “new” media off on the side. V3 will be refreshing. It’s led by digital media activists (I use the word ‘activist’ meaning making a difference in the industry). In fact, of the three media platforms, digital is where Asian Americans are sitting side by side with other leaders helping to shape the future. It’s difficult to find the equivalents in broadcast and print to bloggers and vloggers like Angry Asian Man, WongFu, and David Choi, who are some of the gold standards in digital media. V3′s roots in this platform, balanced with the traditional, means participants will get a reality check of what’s different, but also how the platforms are the same.