panels and plenary sessions free and opend to the public. Free advance registration requested, but not required.
Events held at the McCune Conference Room (Room 6020) Interdisciplinary
Humanities Center (IHC) in the HSSB Building.
May 7, 2004
Chancellor Henry T. Yang
Session: Engaging the AfroGEEK Problematic Moderator: Anna Everett, Director, Center for Black
—Floyd Webb, e22.digital
—Anita Brown, blackgeeks
—Charles Harper, Sierra
Connectivity and Diaspora Moderator: Charnice Burns, student, psychology, UCSB
"Social Cyberpower in the Everyday Life of an African American
Community: A Report on Action-Research in Toledo, Ohio"
—Jorge Coelho, "Global
Africa: Mastering th Upcoming Technology Complexity at a Minimum
—Tony Moore, "A Critical
Examination of African Tele-centers: A Case Study of UgaBYTES, Inc.,
and the Nakaseke Multipurpose Community Tele-center"
—Elisa Joy White, "No
Strings Attached: IT and the African Diaspora of Dublin, Ireland"
the Black Body in Cyberspace*
Moderator: Celine Parreñas Shimizu, Asian American Studies,
—Lisa Marie Rollins,
"Imagined Worlds, Imagined Life: Black Subjectivity in Science
Fiction and Anime"
—Nadine Wanono, "Invisible
Africa or Invisibility in Africa in the Era of Information Technology"
—Michele White, "Black
Is, Black Paint: Erotic Black Avatars and the Erasure of AfroGeeks
in the Virtual Places Graphical Communication Setting"
"Members Only: Black Female Porn Stars Creating Space on the
material may be of a sexual nature and unsuitable for all audiences.
of Race and the Digital Arts
Moderator: Cristina Venegas, Film Studies, UCSB
—Kara Keeling, "Bamboozling
Cinema: Bamboozled's Digital Critique of Cinematic Representation"
—Guisela LaTorre, "Postcolonial
Critique or Desire? The Digital Media Work of Guillermo Gómez-Peña
and Keith Piper"
—Anna Beatrice Scott,
"Welcome to GrooveLand: Black Blogs, Micro-communities, and
the Performance Artist"
—Kimberly Steger, "Digi-pendent"
Session: Engaging the AfroGEEK Identity Problematic 2.0: What is an
AfroGEEK anyway? Moderator: Christopher McAuley, Department of Black Studies,
— Carroll Parrott Blue,
Filmmaker, Professor, San Diego State University
— Kalamu ya Salaam,
Poet, Founder E-Drum
& Dinner Party, UCSB Faculty Club
May 8, 2004
Charles Wolfe, Associate Dean, UCSB College of Letters & Sciences
Communities 1.0 Moderator: Sylvia Curtis, Library, UCSB
—Fenobia I. Dallas, "Hanging
on to My Commodore 64 as I Stream Across the Technological Border:
Reaching and Teaching Others"
—R. Michelle Green, "Race
in the CHATroom: Using Cutural Historical Activity Theory to Understand
the Life Experiences of Digitally-Fluent African-Americans"
—Walter Hough, "E-Commerce,
Hip-Hop and Global Digital Youth Culture"
a Better Geek: Mentors and Teachers
Moderator: Gerardo Aldana, Chicana/o Studies, UCSB
Gilbert, "Building the Future Black Faculty Pipeline"
—Sheryl Mebane, "Enhancing
Acheivement in Chemistry form African American Students through Innovations
in Pedagogy Aligned with Supporting Assessment and Curriculum and
Integrated under an Alternative Research Paradigm"
—Billie Walker, "African
Americans Succeed in Library Schools' Undergraduate Information Studies"
Borderless Communities 2.0 Moderator: Sojourner Rolle, Community Outreach Coordinator,
Center for Black Studies, UCSB —Art McGee, "We
Charge Technocide: Pan-Africanism and the Global Struggle for Communication
—Paul Adams, "The
Wireless Internet and the African-American Community in East St.
—Eric Pierson, "Digital
Rewriting: Enduring Questions from Cable to Wireless Technologies"
of Life: Raceing Video Games
Moderator: Tim Cooley, Music, UCSB
—Raiford Guins, "Disidentifying
Space Invaders: Black Technocultural Production and the Ephemerality
"The Skin I'm In: Race, Narrative, Composition, and The Sims"
—S. Craig Watkins, "Playing
with Blackness: Making Sense of Race in the Art and Science of Video
Anna Everett, Film Studies,
Director, Center for Black Studies
Coffee and Refreshments
Session: Engaging the AfroGEEK Identity Problematic 3.0 Moderator: Dick Hebdige. Film Studies, Art Studio and
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB
—Greg Tate, Village Voice
—Renée Green, Art
—James Fugate, EsoWan
—Arthur Jafa, cinematographer, critic, visual artist
—Claudine Michel, Department of Black Studies, UCSB