BCNM Around the Web December 2021

27 Dec, 2021

BCNM Around the Web December 2021

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this past December 2021!

Edgar Fabián Frías

Edgar lectured at The Time is Now on Contemporary Art Tarotscopes. Edgar pulled two tarot cards per each astrological sign and used contemporary art to explain/expand upon the meanings of the cards. They guided people to tap into their intuition and shared their own interpretations of the cards and the contemporary art works shown.

Edgar was selected to create new work for TheyFriend! Check out the incredible art here.

Jacob Gaboury

Jacob presented Digital Image as Material Object: Archaeologies of Computer Graphics at UCSB, discussing how computation as we know it today has been fundamentally shaped by computer graphics. See more here!

Shannon Jackson

Shannon participated in the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation's conversation on how the arts can be a catalyst for social change with E. Patrick Johnson, dean of the School of Communication and Annenberg University Professor at Northwestern University at the University of Pennsylvania. Find out more here.

Alex Saum-Pascual

Alex Saum-Pascual presented a talk on the New Poetics, sharing how she has used corporate tools to creative subversive electronic poetry. Read more here.

Hannah Zeavin

Hannah presented at Disability Studies and Mad Studies of the Consortium for History, Science, Technology and Medicine arguing that, far from being a recent concern driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, teletherapy is as old as psychoanalysis itself. Read more here.

Hannah also joined a conversation at the Chicago Psychanalytic Institute on psychotheraphy and media, musing on the impact of communication technology on the “distanced intimacy” of the therapeutic relationship. Find out more here.

At Town Hall Seattle, Hannah joined Margie Morris and Dr. Orna Guralnik to continue the conversation on the distance cure and the history of teletheraphy. See more here.

Hannah continued weighing in on teletherapy at a S.T.O.P. x RadTech event on the Affect & the Algorithm: Mental Health & the Risks of Emotion AI, in conversation with Amelia Vance, Vice President of Youth and Education Privacy at the Future of Privacy Forum. See more here.

Alenda Chang

Alenda Chang weighs in on the potential for video games to provide travelers with disabilities access to the world. Read more here.

Jane McGonigal

Jane helped build a new exhibition at the Smithsonian on New Digital “FUTURES Beacons”, which invites visitors to ‘Time Travel’ to their own future. This first-of-its-kind museum experience technology melds psychology, gaming, holograms and gesture control. Find out more here. Jane discusses the importance of the exhibition for Fast Company here.

Jane has also been offering a 90-minute, introductory-level online learning experience that will teach you how to get started with your own creative foresight through the Institute for the Future. Read more here.

Reginold Royston

Reginold presented at the African Studies Association on Podcasting Africa: Pedagogy, Research and Praxis. He also presented New Orality and African Literary Forms in the Era of Audiobooks for the Media and Literary Soundscapes session. Read more here.