Discussion Series

2014-2015 TECH N' COLOR: Technology, Racism, Resistance

The Discussion Series is a yearly event hosted by the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity and the theme for this year's Series is TECH N' COLOR: Technology, Racism, Resistance.

Defined as both apparatus and mode of spatial/temporal organization, technology has played a key role in the ways race is experienced. The Internet has changed the ways we communicate and relate. Surveillance apparatuses have changed the ways people are monitored and their attitudes about being monitored. Drones have changed the ways warfare is conducted and endured. Techno-science has been deployed to control indigenous people and communities of color. This discussion series considers how technology mediates, disrupts or reinvents expressions of race, racism and resistance. Has technology changed our perceptions of race while keeping racism structurally intact? Has racism migrated to new terrains? To what extent has technology shifted social relations across race or intra-racially?



“Technologizing Funk/Funkin Technology”

Tuesday, September 9
Clark Lounge, 7-9PM

Adam J. Banks

Professor and Director
Writing Rhetoric and Digital Studies #UKWRD
Associate Chair, Conference on College Composition and Communication
University of Kentucky
Author of Digital Griots:  African American Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age

“Racism School: Woman of Color Feminism and the Internet”

Thursday, October 9
Klingenstein Lounge, 7-9PM

Lisa Nakamura

Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor
American Cultures Department and Screen Arts Department
University of Michigan

"Wounds of Waziristan: Ethnography of a Kill Zone"

Tuesday, November 11
Clark Lounge, 7-9PM

Madiha Tahir

Writer/Journalist & Filmmaker
Columbia University




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