“We must have a vision, to walk towards the future that we want to see, and we must have a practice in order to make these things happen. And I think we could all find that within the arts.”-Diana Nucera
Diana Nucera (aka Mother Cyborg) and Benito “Mav One” Vasquez discuss the resiliency of communities in times of trouble, and how they have used technology to maintain outreach in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Benito explores the space between “tech fatigue” as well as the understanding that technology has been and will continue to be a genuine source of connection for artists and organizers. Diana talks about how informing people of their right to digital security is equally as important as making the Internet accessible in the first place. They also discuss the paradox between technology as a tool for liberation versus a tool for surveillance, in an era where digital art is becoming more and more prevalent.
Speakers: Mav One (Motor City Street Dance Academy), Diana Nucera (People’s Guide to AI)
Moderator: Nandi Comer
- How do we use technology in a way that benefits our communities in the long run?
- How does technology change the way we think about creativity and community organizing?