Temple University Libraries is hosting a virtual workshop on April 27, “Professional Pathways in the Black Digital.” From the workshop description:
Digital tools are being used in a plethora of ways to study and serve the lived experiences and cultures of people across the African continent and Diaspora. These digital tools can include digital mapping, XR technologies (e.g., virtual reality, augmented reality), artificial intelligence (AI), and other emerging technologies. While these tools are increasingly available at universities, many faculty, graduate students, independent researchers, teachers, and activist/community advocates are still working to understand whether or not these tools are of value to their work. This virtual workshop will bring together 5 of speakers who have experience in building Black digital projects, organizing digital humanities centers, using technology to advocate for their communities, and incorporating technology into their teaching and research about Black people. Not only will they share about their research and career trajectories, but they will also answer specific, individual questions in a small group format.
Speakers include Isis Semaj-Hall (University of the West Indies, Mona), Kimberly Annece Henderson (NYPL’s Schomburg Center), Walid Kilonzi (Fallohide), Damien McDuffie (Black Terminus AR), and Faithe J. Day (UC Santa Barbara).