Event Designer, Writer, and producer in Los Angeles, California
Writer and new media producer, Lauren Brown, uses her journalism background and media production prowess to smudge the line between events and entertainment, creating custom, yet, immersive experiences driven by social technologies. Lauren takes great pleasure in designing and producing gatherings, online and off, with the ability to bring folks together around policy, action and change.
Her past clients and media credits include Coca-Cola Enterprises, Upscale Magazine, Ebony Magazine, The Weather Channel, Georgia Public Broadcasting, NBC BLK, Blogher, The Democratic National Convention, Planned Parenthood, International Society of Africans in Wine (ISAW), MMTC Online, Jack and Jill Politics, The Young Turks, Huffington Post, and Huff Post Live.
Constantly foraging a career that fuses her love of culture, art and media with her passion for activism, Lauren led the Digital Moving Image Salon at Spelman College under the direction of Dr. Ayoka Chenzira, producing two Reel Women Film Festivals, Digital Doyennes: Wisdom from the Women who Lead in Social Media and Digital Innovation and the live social media portions of the National Visionary Leaders Project and the annual ARCUS Foundation Symposium.
Continuing her work with Dr. Chenzira, Lauren provided outreach coordination and was Lead Installer for Ayomentary’s new media production, “Ordinary on Any Given Day”, which debuted in Istanbul during the 2011 ISEA Conference.
Lauren is an alumni of New Organizing Institute's New Media Bootcamp, has been named a New Media Institute Fellow by the National Black Programming Consortium, and New Leaders Council, going on to serve the latter as National Communications Director from 2011-2013.
Lauren’s current makings and musings explore art as activism, the politics of technology, media and agriculture, and their continuous impact on rural and low income women.