Black Online Culture, Blackfishing, and Digital Blackface and Welcoming Reception for Dr. André Brock, an Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor

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Black Online Culture, Blackfishing, and Digital Blackface and Welcoming Reception for Dr. André Brock, an Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 –6:00pm to 8:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Do we all tweet alike? Our world is structured through our relationships with technology and culture, and Dr. Brock studies the ways Blackness is created through online interactions. Dr. Brock shows how being Black online is more than outrage, stereotype, or appropriation. Drawing on recent examples of Blackness as digital phenomena, like “Blackfishing” and “Digital Blackface,” Dr. Brock argues that Black Twitter is an exemplar of Black cyberculture: digital practice and artifacts informed by a Black aesthetic. His journey to becoming an award-winning professor of Black online culture will also be part of his presentation.
There will be an hour-long presentation followed by a welcoming reception.

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library.

This event is open to the public.

Cosponsor

Cosponsor Organization: University of Iowa School of Library Science

Cosponsor Name: Dr Lucy Santos Green

Venue

Iowa City Public Library
123 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Phone
319-356-5200
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