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Jan 27

Speculative Technologies: Abolition & Imagination

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This year, the Digital Humanities Center is hosting a monthly learning community on Speculative Technologies for Liberatory WorldsIn this fifth session, we will be exploring augmented reality and the speculative anthology Black Freedom Beyond Borders: Memories of Abolition Day 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.” Though our learning communities are typically hybrid, due to the spike in COVID cases in NYC, we’ll be hosting this session virtually. 

This session is also part of the series Abolition & ____ co-sponsored by the Empirical Reasoning Center, Vagelos Computational Science Center, and the Digital Humanities Center. We also encourage you to check out the Athena Center's SPARK: with Kamal Sinclair :: On Imagining New Futures.

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!

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