This year, the Digital Humanities Center is bringing back our monthly learning community on Speculative Technologies for Liberatory Worlds to build capacity for what adrienne maree brown calls “radical imagination,” where “all efforts to bend the arc of the future towards justice, is science fictional behavior.” Come build community with students, staff, and faculty and explore imaginative possibilities through hands-on activities, critical play games, and more.
In this seventh session, we will come together to design gardens that bring delight to our digital environments – wallpaper for our own devices and/or for sharing with others. Inspired by Scotland's "Garden of Cosmic Speculation," and using Stability.ai's Dream Studio, a generative text-to-image suite, we will engage with speculative design principles to dream up microcosms – digital gardens – we can dwell in as part of our all-too-constant engagement with our laptops, phones, tablets, and other hardware companions.
Please note that this session requires the use of a laptop. Five laptops will be available for use in the DHC.
Vegan cookies and light refreshments will be served.
The learning community will be held on the following dates (all Thursdays) from 4:00-5:30 PM: 9/15, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/26, 2/16, 3/9, 4/13. You don't have to attend every session--drop in when you can!
The Digital Humanities Center is committed to hosting and supporting programming that reflects its core values of inclusivity, sustainability, exploration, and collaboration. For questions, accommodation requests, or issues, email us at email@example.com.