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NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program Presents

AFROTECTOPIA

A New Media Arts, Culture and Technology Festival 

Created and Produced by Ari Melenciano

March 10th & 11th, 2018

 
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Our Mission


AFRO•TEC•TOPIA is a new media art, culture, technology festival designed to recognize the contributions of Black artists, designers, technologists and activists; as well as gather people currently working at the intersection of art, design, technology, activism and Blackness.


 

The Festival

 

Hosted by New York University's

Interactive Telecommunications Graduate Program

Tisch School of the Arts Building

721 Broadway 4th Floor

New York, New York

 

Saturday, March 10th

 

Registration | 8:00 AM

Breakfast | 8:00 - 9:15 AM

Welcoming | 9:30 - 10:00 AM

Opening Remarks by Founder and Producer of Afrotectopia, Ari Melenciano | 9:30-9:40 AM

Opening Remarks by NYU's Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Lisa Coleman | 9:45-10:00 AM

Opening Ceremony | 10:05 - 10:30

Round One of Panels | 10:45 - 12:15 PM

 

CULTURE


Speculative Exploration on the future of Blackness

Panelists: 

DIGITAL ACTIVISM


Black Resistance of White Algorithms

Panelists: 

OWNERSHIP + EQUITY


Building Black Agency

Panelists:

 

--------- LUNCH 12:30 - 2:00 PM --------

 

Round Two of Panels | 2:15 - 3:45 PM

 


CULTURE


Music, Technology and Activism

Panelists:

DIGITAL ACTIVISM


Politics and Policies |  Race and Space

Panelists:

OWNERSHIP + EQUITY


Venture Capitalism and Entrepreneurship

Panelists: 

 

--- WORKSHOPS + CONVERSATION + PERFORMANCES 4:00 - 7:00 PM ---

 
 

----- RECEPTION 7:30-9:30 PM -----

 

Sunday, March 11th

Breakfast | 8:30 - 9:15 AM

Welcome | 9:00 AM

Lightening Talks | 9:15 - 10:30 AM

 

Lightning Talk Presenters

 

Think Tank | 10:45 - 12:45 PM

Think Tank Leaders

 

Conversation: Our Utopia | 1:00 - 1:30 PM

Lunch | 1:45 - 3:15 PM

Closing Keynote with Founder, Chairman and Author of #PersonalData, James Felton Keith  | 3:30 - 5:00 PM

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Event Sponsors

 
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(The IDM program)

(The IDM program)

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Community Partners

 
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Ticket Sponsors

Jaycee Holmes

Nancy Hechinger

Priscilla Fairbank

 

Please email afrotectopia@gmail.com to learn more about how to sponsor or partner.

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Contact us at afrotectopia@gmail.com

We would love to hear from you.