Nonny de la Peña

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Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Journalist/Documentary Filmmaker/Writer
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Introduction Nonny de la Peña is a Senior Research Fellow in Immersive Journalism at USC's Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism. She is also co-founder of Stroome.com, an online community based around video remix. Her work includes multiple Second Life installations, including GONE GITMO, a virtual representation of Guantanamo Bay prison that was funded by the MacArthur Foundation. In conjunction with Mel Slater and the Event Lab, she and partner Peggy Weil built IPSRESS - a project on interrogation and detainees using head mounted display technology. A former correspondent for Newsweek Magazine, she has written for many major publications including the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Her documentary films have screened at theatres, festivals and on television stations in more than fifty cities around the globe. The Los Angeles Times wrote that, “de la Peña expertly personalizes the stories” in her films and the New York Times called her work, “a brave and necessary act of truth-telling.” De la Peña is currently exploring how to create immersive journalism – experiential news that uses virtual reality and 3D technology.