2023 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.
This is the third year of the DP series. Check out the:
- 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.
Monday, February 27, 2023
Invisible Asians: How Underrepresentation Creates Otherization and Fuels Hate
Aalok Kanani, Chief Digital and Communications Officer for the Asia Society
Monday, March 20, 2023
Love Wins: Solving LGBTQ Problems Through UX Design
Andrew Wolf, Senior Product Designer at Rokt
Monday, March 27, 2023
WORKSHOP: Flipping the Narrative: A Workshop on Effective Storytelling and Storyboarding
1:00-3:00pm EDT (139 Bishop Center)
Presentation: The Visionary Leadership of Minority Women in Animation
5:30pm EDT (146 Bishop Center and virtual)
Jane Wu, Creative Director at Hero4Hire