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Wednesday, 30 December

706. Digital Africana Studies: Creating Community and Bridging the Gap between Africana Studies and Other Disciplines

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Adams, Loews

Program arranged by the Association for Computers and the Humanities

Presiding: Zita Nunes, Univ. of Maryland, College Park

Speakers: Kalia Brooks, Inst. for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts; Bryan Carter, Univ. of Central Missouri; Kara Keeling, Univ. of Southern California

Bryan Carter's Annotation:
My talk will focus on how the virtual world of Second Life is used to help bridge the gap between Africana Studies and other disciplines. Through the use of technology, cross cultural and multinational collaboration, Second Life and other virtual environments enable a level of collaboration and community building that is sometimes more difficult in traditional settings. Virtual Harlem will be highlighted during my talk. An introduction to my avatar, Bryan Mnemonic, can be seen here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqr_q4CFokI

For abstracts, visit www.ach.org/mla/mla09/ after 1 Dec.

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