Roxane Gay to Launch the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium 2018-2019 Season

19 Apr, 2018

Roxane Gay to Launch the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium 2018-2019 Season

We are excited to announce that Roxane Gay, award-winning author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, among others, will launch our 2018-2019 Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium on September 10, 2018!

Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.

Words like “courage,” “humor,” and “smart” are frequently deployed when describing Roxane. Her collection of essays, Bad Feminist, is universally considered the quintessential exploration of modern feminism. NPR named it one of the best books of the year and Salon declared the book “trailblazing.” Her powerful debut novel, An Untamed State, was long listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. In 2017, Roxane released her highly anticipated memoir, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, as well as a collection of short stories titled Difficult Women.

Roxane is a contributing op-ed writer for The New York Times, was the co-editor of PANK, and formerly was the non-fiction editor at The Rumpus. Her writing has also appeared in McSweeney’s, The Nation, Best American Short Stories, Tin House, and many other publications. She recently became the first black woman to ever write for Marvel, writing a comic series in the Black Panther universe called World of Wakanda. Roxane fronts a small army of avid fans on social media.

Roxane Gay’s voice is particularly necessary at this moment on campus. Her written work analyzes and deconstructs issues around feminism and race, using her own personal experience with race, gender, and sexuality as a lens. We are excited to have Roxane speak with her usual deftness and clarity on the challenges that minority and underrepresented communities face while moving through the contemporary world.

The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium (ATC) is an internationally recognized forum for presenting new ideas that challenge conventional wisdom about art, technology, and culture. This series, free of charge and open to the public, presents artists, writers, curators, and scholars who consider contemporary issues at the intersection of aesthetic expression, emerging technologies, and cultural history, from a critical perspective. The ATC Colloquium is hosted by the Berkeley Center for New Media. For our 2018-2019 season, we will be presenting ATC as part of Arts + Design Mondays.