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Swinging and Flowing, Apr 26

Tickets & Registration (and more info): http://include.eventbrite.com

Cost: General Admission- $20, Students- Free

Swinging and Flowing:

Inclusion and Diversity in the Age of Data

Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM (PST)


This UC Berkeley conference for media professionals, app developers, academics and students explores the confluence of diversity and new media technologies. Surely new phones and apps provide new channels for participation, but participation must be contrasted with mastery. Just who are the new masters of new media, who are the new serfs, and what data describes these emerging hierarchies? Swinging and Flowing: Inclusion 2012 will address this question in five approaches:

What distinguishes participation in and mastery of new media?

What strategies of inclusion work best?

What tools lead to new media mastery?

What collaborative resources support diverse new media?

When do new media lead to renewal?

Rather than providing opinions on the questions, the speakers and participants of “Swinging and Flowing” will expose the current state of awareness about new media, social networks, inclusion and diversity so we can’t claim, later on, that we did not know.


09:00 AM:

Doors open, Coffee and Registration

09:30 AM:

Organizer’s Welcome: Greg Niemeyer, Charles Henry, Cecil Brown

09:45 AM:

Afternoon Keynote: Anna Everett (USA): New Media, New Masters, New Servants, New Performances

Introduction by Ashley Ferro-Murray

10:30 AM:

Panel 1: The Rhythms of Inclusion

with Kevin Epps, Lissa Soep, Milton Howard, Ken Osborne, Warren Sack

12:00 PM:

Lunch Break: Code Workshop with Wesley Willett

01:30 PM:

Keynote Talk: Helen Milner (UK): Inclusion and Diaspora

Introduction by Reginold Royston

02:15 PM

Panel 2: The Instruments of Inclusion

Omoju Miller, Jabari Mahiri, Victoria Robinson, Shannon Spanhake, Ayman Shamma

03:15 PM:

Coffee Break

03:30 PM:

Panel 3: The Practice of Inclusion

Asha Richardson, Ryan Shelby, Soraya Murray, Jennifer Gonzales, Michelle Fisher

05:00 PM:

Closing Statement: DJ Spooky: Territorial Considerations.

Introduction by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

06:00 PM: South Pole Bar

On the video screens:

Traci Barlow, Lindy Hop Demonstration