Innovate Fort Worth podcast: DJ Perera of New Age Media New Age Learning program

DjpereraInnovate Fort Worth, the local podcast showcasing local innovation and its dynamic creators, recently featured DJ Perera, a trailblazing artist and educator. Hosted by Cameron Cushman of The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, the podcast episode delves into the intersection of art, education and innovation, shedding light on Perera’s remarkable journey and his transformative approach to teaching through his New Age Media New Age Learning program.

Originally hailing from Sri Lanka, Perera’s story is one of cultural enrichment and artistic evolution. After venturing to Texas and pursuing fine arts studies at TCU, he established himself as a visionary artist. His passion for cultivating innovation led to the creation of the NAMNAL program, an educational initiative aimed at exposing visual art students to unconventional artistic mediums that challenge traditional norms.

The interview explored the innovative aspects of Perera’s life and work including his journey to Texas and the driving forces behind his NAMNAL program. He also elaborated on the distinctions between his approach and traditional education and offered a glimpse into his dynamic classroom and the unparalleled learning experiences he curates.

Perera shared his thoughts on immigrants and entrepreneurship. He believes immigrants’ diverse backgrounds and perspectives foster an environment conducive to innovation and risk-taking.

Furthermore, the podcast delves into the profound connection between art and innovation within the Fort Worth community. Perera passionately shared how art serves as a catalyst for innovation, promoting creative thinking and problem-solving skills that extend beyond the canvas. He highlighted the emerging trends and breakthroughs in the art realm, envisioning a promising future for art entrepreneurship.

Perera reflected on his profound joy in working with young minds within the artistic space, instilling in them the values of innovation and self-expression.

Listeners seeking to delve deeper into Perera’s transformative work can visit his official website, djperera.com, to explore his portfolio, teaching philosophy, and upcoming initiatives.

Innovate Fort Worth is proudly presented by HSC Next at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, a dedicated team committed to advancing the human condition through innovation and collaborative efforts.

About Innovate Fort Worth Podcast

Innovate Fort Worth is the premier podcast celebrating local innovation and the individuals propelling groundbreaking ideas to fruition. Hosted by Cameron Cushman, the podcast offers engaging conversations with innovators across various domains, shedding light on their journeys, insights, and contributions to the community. To learn more and tune in, visit innovatefortworthpodcast.com.

Recent News

Janice Knebl, Do, Mba
  • Patient Care
|Jul 11, 2024

HSC Health selected by federal agency to test Medicare dementia care model

HSC Health recently was selected by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to participate in a new Medicare alternative payment model designed to support people living with dementia and their caregivers. Under CMS’ Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) Model, HSC Health...
Akpedje Dossou
  • Our People
|Jul 10, 2024

SBS graduate wants to share her passion for research with the world

When Dr. Akpedje “Serena” Dossou was a just a teenager in Lome, Togo, two of her grandparents were diagnosed with cancer. Despite her family's efforts to ensure they received the best possible care they both passed away before she graduated from high school.   “This first exposure to a di...
Photo of nurse in a gray polo and jeans helping a patient with a walker
  • On Campus
|Jul 10, 2024

College of Nursing announces innovative certificates, microcredential to address urgent needs of DFW health care professionals

The new College of Nursing at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth has launched three graduate certificate programs and a microcredential − short, affordable and intensive programs designed to train nursing professionals in specific areas of acute need. Starting this ...
Randy Cornejo headshot. he is wearing a blue suit, white shirt and blue tie.
  • Our People
|Jul 9, 2024

SHP Alumni Highlight: Randy Cornejo, DPT

Currently immersed in a rigorous sports residency programs at Johns Hopkins and IMG Academy, Randy Cornejo, DPT, is paving the way towards a future at Texas Children's Hospital as a sports clinical specialist, slated to begin this fall. The 2023 graduate of The University of North Texas Health Scien...