At the Joint ACH-CSDH/SCHN Conference in Ottawa in June, I’m going to be picking up a thread I discussed at MLA 2015 and at George Washington University in January: the Cultural Atlas of Global Blackness.Continue reading Remaking the Atlas, Unmaking the World: Towards a Cultural Atlas of Global Blackness
This week for Jacket2, I shared a few thoughts on the “human” in computer-generated text. The post was inspired by Shelley Podolny’s New York Times essay on the difficulties of distinguishing between human- and computer-generated texts and Akala’s hip hop and Shakespeare TED talk, which my graduate student Megan Grandmont mentioned in an assignment.Continue reading The Human Text
Over at Jacket2, my weekly commentary describes the work of Margaret Rhee, a feminist new media artist and scholar:
Kimchi, a Korean side dish of fermented vegetables and spices, is perhaps best known as a polarizing condiment, engendering love, hatred, and YouTube videos of screaming children trying it for the first time. It is also serves as inspiration for the work of Margaret Rhee, a feminist new media artist and scholar. In The Kimchi Poetry Project, she asks, “What feminist methods, histories, and stories can we unearth and create through the poetics of kimchi?” (Rhee, “Installation – The Kimchi Poetry Project”). Rhee’s innovative work explores the possibilities at the intersections of kimchi, tweets, and poetry.
Read more at http://jacket2.org/commentary/tweets-poems-and-kimchi.
Last fall, Al Filreis, one of my former professors, invited me back to the University of Pennsylvania, my alma mater, for a public conversation on postcolonial digital humanities. While we were catching up before the event, I found myself agreeing to a three-month stint as a commentator for Jacket2, a magazine on contemporary poetry and poetics. Al suggested this would be an opportunity to stretch and think more about form, poetry, and poetics in relation to the work I have already been doing at the intersections of the postcolonial and the digital.Continue reading Postcolonial Digital Poetics