BCNM Around the Web July 2022

04 Aug, 2022

BCNM Around the Web July 2022

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

Edgar Fabián Frías

Edgar's visual work was presented as part of Vas a Ver / You Will See, the 25th Annual Queer Arts Festival.

Edgar Fabián Frías' art addresses historical legacies and acts of resistance, resiliency, and radical imagination within the context of Indigenous Futurism, spirituality, play, pedagogy, animism, and queer aesthetics.

Check out the event details here.

Ra Malika Imhotep

Ra Malika Imhotep and their father Akbar Imhotep exchanged poems and discussed the Southern Black Arts landscapes that nourish them, as part of Burnaway Magazine's event programming.

Read the event description below:

In 2012, Ra Malika Imhotep and their father Akbar Imhotep began a series of intergenerational poetic collaborations under the title 'Spirit Spectrum.' Ten years later both Imhotep's have recently published poetry collections of their own gossypiin and 70@ 70: Silver Lining Poems. For this event, the two Imhotep's will exchange poems and discuss the Southern Black Arts landscapes that nourish them.

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Abigail De Kosnik

Gail De Kosnik was a Keynote Speaker for Console-ing Passions at the University of Central Florida. Console-ing Passions is an international group of feminist and queer scholars whose interests converge around the study of television, video, audio, and new media. The group was founded in 1989 and has been hosting conferences since 1992.

Her talk, entitled “The ‘General Library,’ or, Media Piracy as Minority Access, Survival, and Relation”.

Lecture description: "The global phenomenon of media piracy, in which millions of fans participate daily and routinely, is usually investigated through the lenses of copyright infringement, financial impacts to media industries, and how Global South fans access Global North content. This lecture will focus on fans and pirates in the U.S. who are marginalized because of ethnicity, sexuality, gender, class, and/or disability, and how they regard media piracy as a practice of information and cultural access that enables their familial and community relations as well as their very survival."

Check out the event details here.

Beth Piatote

Beth Piatote's book was listed in Raquel Gutiérrez's to-be-read pile, as part of Lit Hub's Annotated Nightstand series by Diana Arterian.

Excerpt is below:

"The Ni:mi:pu: scholar, author, and Berkeley Ethnic Studies Professor Beth Piatote’s first book of short stories considers a series of interactions and characters, often defined by family. The jacket copy states, “Beth Piatote’s luminous debut collection opens with a feast, grounding its stories in the landscapes and lifeworlds of the Native Northwest, exploring the inventive and unforgettable pattern of Native American life in the contemporary world.”

Read the article here.

Jenna Burrell

Jenna Burrell gave a lecture entitled "Automated Decision-Making as Domination: what’s missing from discussions of AI & justice?" for the University of Oregon Department of Philosophy Data Ethics Conversation Series.

Check out the event details here.

Jane McGonigal

Jane's book "Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything - Even Things That Seem Impossible Today" was reviewed by Adam Harmetz at the blog site Mind the Beet. The blog post discusses books for uncertain times.

Read the blogpost here.

Trevor Paglen

Trevor Paglen's works and projects were featured around the web this month. Link to the various articles are below.

Kate Crawford & Trevor Paglen: 'The Standard Human'

Every picture hides a story in The Ringling’s ‘Metadata’ show

A mini MoMA opens its doors in central Seoul