Márquez Rhyne is the Director of Ci3's Transmedia Story Lab. In this capacity he leads narrative-based interventions and projects addressing adolescent sexual and reproductive health. He comes to this work as a cultural organizer with over 20 years of experience. His previous collaborations include the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Alternate ROOTS, Center for Digital Storytelling, Highlander Research and Education Center, University of Chicago and the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Speak Out HIV campaign.
This interdisciplinary project brings together New York-based Transmedia artist and theorist, Thenmozhi Soundararajan and two faculty from Ci3’s Transmedia Story Lab, adolescent health researcher and physician, Melissa Gilliam (University of Chicago, Biological Science Division-founder of Ci3), and game designer and scholar, Patrick Jagoda (University of Chicago, English & New Media Studies) as they explore significant social, cultural, and political issues that will impact possible human futures through a series of experimental and interactive digital narratives.