2024 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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Now in its fourth year, 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.
This is the fourth year of the DP series. Check out the previous three years' series!:
- 2023 Diverse Perspectives in Digital Media & Design Speaker Series and
- 2022 Diverse Perspectives in Digital Media & Design Speaker Series and
- 2021 Diverse Perspectives in Digital Media & Design Speaker Series and
- Watch all the recorded events on our YouTube DMD Diverse Perspectives playlist.
Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Breaking the Peripheral Barrier as the "Other" Brown Designer
Archana Shekara, Professor of Graphic Design, Co-Director of Ethnic Studies Program, and Creative Director of Design Streak Studio at Illinois State University
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Gaining Focus to Overcome Invisible Differences
Steve Jennings, Animator, Director and Educator, Clemson University