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Black Digital Praxis: Intersectional Tech And Black Life Online

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

With this presentation, Dr. Gray illustrates a framework for studying the intersectional development of technological artifacts and systems and their impact on Black cultural production and social processes. Using gaming as the glue that binds this project, Dr. Gray puts forth intersectional tech as a framework to make sense of the visual, textual, and oral engagements of marginalized users, exploring the complexities in which they create, produce, and sustain their practices. Gaming, as a medium often outside conversations on Blackness and digital praxis, is one that is becoming more visible, viable, and legible in making sense of Black technoculture. Intersectional tech implores us to make visible the force of discursive practices that position practices within (dis)orderly social hierarchies and arrangements.Dr. Kishonna L. Gray (@kishonnagray) is an Associate Professor in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Gray is an interdisciplinary, intersectional, digital media scholar and digital herstorian whose areas of research include identity, performance in online environments, embodied deviance, cultural production, video games, and Black Cyberfeminism.This event is a part of The Power of Play: Bodies, Justice, and Technology, a curated series that invites participants to take seriously the possibility of play through body utilization and technology. Support provided by co-sponsors: Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology, UF Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research, UF College of Journalism and Communications, UF Center for Latin American Studies, UF Herbert Wetheim College of Engineering Department of Computer Information Science & Engineering, and The Power Lab.

Register here: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqdu2hrjgrHdw8bWDHe-ili-3OQyKGZz_r

Sponsored by: Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology, UF Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research, UF College of Journalism and Communications, UF Center for Latin American Studies, UF Herbert Wetheim College of Engineering Department of Computer Information Science & Engineering, and The Power Lab

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April 11
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere
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