Diverse Perspectives Series

Diverse Perspectives Series

2022 Diverse Perspectives in Digital Media & Design Speaker Series 

To paraphrase James Baldwin, nothing can be changed until it is faced. This is certainly true of the inequities that have historically shaped digital media content, fields, and careers. Join UConn’s Digital Media & Design department in welcoming industry professionals, artists, and media scholars from the film, design, cultural, game, and other sectors to discuss how issues of equity manifest in their work, creative processes, and professions, allowing us to reflect on how our own practice can support greater equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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The Diverse Perspectives in Digital Media & Design series is supported by a 3-credit course of the same name taught by Professor Clarissa Ceglio. Through readings, films, and other works created by and/or recommended by the series’ speakers, students examine the ways in which digital media works, practices, and professional fields perpetuate racism, sexism, classism, ageism, and other forms of oppression. By meeting and talking with contemporary practitioners who are challenging and changing the status quo, students reflect on how they can support greater equity, diversity, and inclusion in their future spaces of work.

The 2021 Series

Learn more about last year’s inaugural 2021 Diverse Perspectives in Digital Media & Design Speaker Series and watch the recorded events on our YouTube DMD Diverse Perspectives 2021 playlist.

 


2022 Series Events Schedule

Monday, February 14, 2022
5pm EST
In This White Man's World, We The Ones Chosen: On Working While Black in Cultural Spaces 
Chris Cloud, Director, Communications and Marketing at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in California
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Monday, February 28, 2022
5pm EST
Taking Flight with Ricardo Dominguez 
Ricardo Dominguez, Artist, civil disobedience hacktivist, and Associate Professor and Chair of Visual Arts at University of California San Diego

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Monday, March 21, 2022
5pm EST
The Only One in The Room
Jacqueline Beauchamp, Founder, President and CEO, Engaged Media, LLC

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Monday, March 28, 2022
5:30pm EST
White Default 
Cheryl Miller, Distinguished Senior Lecturer, University of Texas - Austin, and activist, decolonizing graphic design professor, lecturer, and revisionist historian

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Monday, April date TBD, 2022
5pm EST
Yu Gu, Documentary Filmmaker

 

 

Monday, April date TBD, 2022
5:00pm EST
Flavia Sparacino, CEO + Founder of Sensing Places Interactive