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Feb 24

Speculative Histories, Speculative Futures

Hybrid / Zoom + Milstein 103
Leafy plant in front of neon lights

This year, the Digital Humanities Center is hosting a 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.” Build community with students, staff, and faculty and explore imaginative possibilities through hands-on activities, critical play games, and more.

In this sixth session, we will be responding to the powerful film Fast Color (2019), screened as a part of the Media Center's Feminist Film Series. To explore the importance of recording and reckoning with ancestral and embodied memory highlighted in the movie, we will practice meditating and creating a journal of ancestral powers. This session will be hosted in collaboration with the Media Center and featured guest Alexis Pauline Gumbs '04.

To express interest in this learning community, please fill out this short form, and we will be in touch with more information. The learning community will be held on the following dates (all Thursdays) from 4-5:30 PM: 9/23, 10/28, 11/18, 12/9, 1/27, 2/24, 3/24, 4/21. 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