Swinging and Flowing: Inclusion and Diversity in the Age of Data
Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
Swinging and Flowing:
Inclusion and Diversity in the Age of Data
Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM (PST)
*Ticket Price Includes Lunch and Cocktail/ Equally Attractive Non-Alcoholic Beverage (EANAB)
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This UC Berkeley conference for media professionals, app developers, academics and students explores the confluence of diversity and new media technologies. Surely new phones and apps provide new channels for participation, but participation must be contrasted with mastery. Just who are the new masters of new media, who are the new serfs, and what data describes these emerging hierarchies? Swinging and Flowing: Inclusion 2012 will address this question in five approaches:
- What distinguishes participation in and mastery of new media?
- What strategies of inclusion work best?
- What tools lead to new media mastery?
- What collaborative resources support diverse new media?
- When do new media lead to renewal?
Rather than providing opinions on the questions, the speakers and participants of "Swinging and Flowing" will expose the current state of awareness about new media, social networks, inclusion and diversity so we can't claim, later on, that we did not know.
09:30 AM: Organizer's Welcome: Greg Niemeyer, Charles Henry, Cecil Brown
09:45 AM: Anna Everett (Professor, UC Santa Barbara)
Race-ing Across the Digital Divide: The Persistence of Race in the Age of Big Data
Introduction by Ashley Ferro-Murray (Perfomance Studies, UC Berkeley)
10:30 AM: Emperor Ain't Got On No Clothes? (Panel Discussion)
Kevin Epps (Filmmaker, Black Rock), Lissa Soep (Youth Radio), Warren Sack (UC Santa Cruz), D. Scott Miller (City Lights)
Moderator: Cecil Brown (Author and Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley)
- How do you produce authenticity in mediated representations?
- How do representions of race on the internet affect you?
How does appropriation across races facilitate or complicate inclusion?
12:00 PM: Lunch for all registered guests
CITRIS Distinguished Award Ceremony for Roy S. Clay Senior (Hewlett Packard, ROD-L Electronics):
Code Workshop: How to make an app in 30 minutes
01:30 PM: Helen Milner (UK Online Centres)
Inclusion and Diaspora
Introduction by Reginold Royston (African American Studies, UC Berkeley)
02:15 PM: Social Justice in the Age of Big Data (Panel Discussion)
Omoju Miller (UC Berkeley Engineering), Jabari Mahiri (UC Berkeley Department of Education), Victoria Robinson (UC Berkeley American Cultures), Shannon Spanhake (City of San Francisco), Ayman Shamma (Yahoo)
Moderator: Charles Henry (Chair, African American Studies, UC Berkeley)
What structural aspects of mainstream and alternative tools are supporting or discouraging inclusion?
Must we hack tools to make them more inclusive?
How could we measure inclusion?
03:15 PM: Coffee Break
03:30 PM: Locating the Daily Practice of Inclusion (Panel Discussion)
Asha Richardson (Youth Radio), Ryan Shelby (UC Berkeley Engineering), Soraya Murray (UC Santa Cruz), Jennifer Gonzales (UC Santa Cruz)
Moderator: Greg Niemeyer (Director, Data and Democracy, CITRIS)
- What experiences did you have in the field (e.g. gallery, reservation, school) that illustrate the difficulties or rewards of inclusion?
- How can you make sure that newly included participants in your projects maintain their sovereignty?
- Does art have a broad impact on the promotion of more inclusion-minded cultures?
05:00 PM: DJ Spooky (Musician and Author)Liberate Yourself
Introduction: Joshua Jelly-Schapiro and Cecil Brown
Violinist: Sandy Poindexter
06:00 PM: South Pole Bar
Traci Bartlow: Lindy Hop Demonstration Lesson
On the video screens: "...a language to reform the body" by Curtis Tamm
When & Where
The Data and Democracy Initiative @ CITRIS Berkeley
The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) creates information technology solutions for many of our most pressing social, environmental, and health care problems.