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.
Doors open, Coffee and Registration
Organizer’s Welcome: Greg Niemeyer, Charles Henry, Cecil Brown
Afternoon Keynote: Anna Everett (USA): New Media, New Masters, New Servants, New Performances
Introduction by Ashley Ferro-Murray
Panel 1: The Rhythms of Inclusion
with Kevin Epps, Lissa Soep, Milton Howard, Ken Osborne, Warren Sack
Lunch Break: Code Workshop with Wesley Willett
Keynote Talk: Helen Milner (UK): Inclusion and Diaspora
Introduction by Reginold Royston
Panel 2: The Instruments of Inclusion
Omoju Miller, Jabari Mahiri, Victoria Robinson, Shannon Spanhake, Ayman Shamma
Panel 3: The Practice of Inclusion
Asha Richardson, Ryan Shelby, Soraya Murray, Jennifer Gonzales, Michelle Fisher
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