Alexandra To describes some of the game design opportunities present in centering the experiences of people of color from the beginning.
Civic Media Insights: Rachel Kuo, “Movement Media: Racial Solidarities Across Platforms”
Looking at processes behind media-making and information sharing, this talk by Rachel Kuo demonstrates ways that racial justice movements create and sustain connections across incommensurable and uneven racial differences.
Video: Laura Partain, “Race and Representation of Syrian, Palestinian, and Norwegian Refugees in the News”
Nationalism and national belonging — and the ways social-expectations placed on displaces peoples can limit their access to civic, medical, and everyday resources.
Kishonna Gray, “Intersectional Tech: Exploring the Black Cultural Production of Gamers in Transmediated Culture”
Gaming, as a medium often outside conversations on Blackness and digital praxis, is one that is becoming more visible, viable, and legible in making sense of Black technoculture.
CMS/W and Racial Justice: A Path Forward
Our faculty in the MIT Faculty Newsletter: “Each of us, separately and together, can continue to fight for justice.”
Podcast: Vivek Bald, “If I Could Reach the Border…”
Vivek Bald reads from a new essay that uses a teenage encounter with police and the justice system to explore questions of immigrant acceptability, racialization, and the South Asians American embrace of model minority status.
Imperial Arrangements: South African Apartheid and the Force of Photography
Kimberly Juanita Brown will focus on US news media coverage of apartheid in the last year of its existence, and the images that anchored viewers’ interpretation of the event.