@jillianiles: How this Googler is trying to shake up Hollywood’s idea of who an ‘engineer’ is

[Editor Charlie sez:  Meet the corporate propagandista and soft power czar from Google, Julie Ann Crommett. She’ll be telling you what to believe through Google’s influence on Hollywood.]

Julie Ann Crommett describes her job as a “tech-and-Hollywood hybrid.”

She’s Google’s entertainment industry educator-in-chief, striving to banish stereotypes about computer science from mainstream media.

Since founding the initiative in 2014, she has worked with TV shows ranging from HBO’s “Silicon Valley” to Disney Junior’s “Miles from Tomorrowland” to encourage more inclusive portrayals of what an engineer or computer scientist looks like.

Because what people see on TV affects them more than you might think.

Read the post on Business Insider

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