Living Springs with Karen Kocher

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

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Date(s) - 04/23/2016
12:15 pm

Austin History Center, Reception Room/Holt Gallery

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Living Springs is an on-going documentary series being produced by Karen Kocher, a senior lecturer in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. Through videos that chronicle the history, science, culture and spiritual practices at Barton Springs, the series attempts to answer the question, “What is the value of Barton Springs?”
The program will present two of the videos from the series to include:
Eternal Vigilance:  Since his days as a Boy Scout, Bill Bunch has put his beliefs into action to help protect Barton Springs.
A Reflecting Pool:  “A Reflecting Pool” recounts Barton from 1912-1962 through the memories of those who lived the history. The short film includes wonderful archive photos, film and original historic re-creations. This piece looks into the little known social history of the Springs, including the segregation and eventual integration of the Springs in 1962
Light Refreshments will be served.  This event is free and open to the public.

About Karen Kocher

Karen Kocher is an Austin-based media producer who works in film, video and on digital platforms. Since 2010, she has been producing Living Springs, an on-going, transmedia documentary series for web, installation, broadcast and theatrical release. Austin Past and Present, produced from 2000-2006 is a comprehensive digital history of the City of Austin. This ambitious project is installed in kiosks in public buildings, and is integrated into the social studies curriculum throughout the Austin Independent School District. In 2015 in recognition of her work, she was awarded SXSW Interactive, prestigious Dewey Winburne Award for service to the community through digital media.  Kocher is pleased to bring some of the history of Barton Springs to the Austin History Center for Earth Day.
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