Posted in On the Desk...

On the Desk…

So I definitely wanted to make sure I share this webinar/forum that is happening today and tomorrow!!

BlackPlanet, AOL chats, archive, #BeforeBlackTwitter, Black enclaves, digital divide, Black blog-sphere, digital spaces these and many other topics will be discussed in this 2-day event!!

Archiving the Black Web National Forum

April 29-30th, 2021

The forum is funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and will focus on strategies for collecting and preserving Black history and culture online as well as developing a community of practice for Black cultural memory organizations and practitioners interested in web archiving. The culturally relevant yet highly ephemeral nature of web-published content by and about Black people is at risk of being lost forever and as part of this forum we plan to not only discuss preservation practices for Black web content but discuss the history and future of how Black people participate in online spaces.

The project is being led by the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, in partnership with Shift Collective, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Spelman College Archives, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, and the African American Museum and Library at Oakland.

To register and get the full schedule see here!!

Here’s an event that you do not want to miss!! Gonna be lots of jewels dropping!!

~Dr. G

Posted in On The Radar

On The Radar

To All My Gamer Friends!!

I wanted to share this “Playtesting Opportunity” from Amebous Labs! Do you have an interest in learning about playtesting or becoming a playtester? If so, Amebous Labs might have a great opportunity for you!! Take their survey and see if you qualify to be a playtester for their new VR game LOAM (headsets are not required to participate).

Amebous Labs is fueled by a team of creators and innovators. Much like an amoeba, we transform and evolve to produce the latest that immersive technology has to offer. By combining sight, sound, and movement in virtual reality, we create games that thrill the senses. We transport our players to a world of adventure and wonder, unlike anything they’ve experienced before.

For more information on being a Loam Playtester, click on the SURVEY link!!