Leeway Foundation hosts the May Live Culture event at PhillyCAM!
Live Culture is an open house and live TV production that happens on the first Friday of every month, curated by different arts and culture organizations. Since it’s Philly Tech Week, we’re focusing on local artists who utilize new media and technology to build alternate landscapes at the intersections of art and social change. Featuring presentations and conversations with poet and digital artist Andrea Walls (ACG ’14) and independent filmmaker M. Asli Dukan (ACG ’16, ’14, LTA ’16), we'll explore and answer questions like, How has technology enabled you to express an idea that couldn't have been conveyed otherwise? What conversations aren't happening in the space of creative technology?
Be part of the live studio audience!
DE-CODED: Art + Tech for Social Change
Friday, May 5, 2017
Live Culture @ PhillyCAM | 699 Ranstead St, Suite 1
Doors open at 6:00pm | Broadcast begins at 7:00pm
Watch from home!
Airing live on cable TV, and repeating each following Friday at 7:00pm: Comcast 66/966 and Verizon 29/30
Watch online LIVE: phillycam.org/web-channel
Missed it?: phillycam.org/on-demand-2
Andrea Walls is a poet and digital artist. She is the author of the chapbook Ultraviolet Catastrophe (Thread Makes Blanket Press, 2011) and the creator of theblackbodycurve.com, an interactive poetry and digital arts collection. She is a Pushcart Prize in Poetry nominee, a participant in the VONA/Voices Summer Workshops for Writers of Color, and an alumna of the Hedgebrook Residency for Women Authoring Change. Her poetry and visual art have been published in venues including Callaloo, Journal of African Diaspora Arts & Letters; Solstice Literary Magazine; Tidal Basin Review; Kweli; bozalta: Arts, Activism & Scholarship; and heart (human equity through art) online journal. She is a teaching artist who lives and makes art in Philadelphia and is the host of a bi-monthly gathering of artists at Arts Sanctuary in South Philly. She hopes to see you there!
M. Asli Dukan is an independent filmmaker who embraces the futuristic, fantastic and imaginary genres of speculative fiction (SF) as a way to explore the possibilities of social transformation in society. She has written, produced and directed several short SF films that have screened at distinct festivals across the country including the ImageNation Film and Music Festival in New York City and the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival in Seattle. She holds an MFA in Media and Communication Arts from the City College of New York and is the founder of Mizan Media Productions where she has produced her own films, as well as numerous promotional projects for innovative, progressive and radical artists and organizations. Her next projects are the SF web series Resistance and the anthology horror film, Skin Folk, based on the book by the award winning SF writer, Nalo Hopkinson. Ms. Dukan also tours the country as one of the leading voices lecturing about Black Speculative Fiction history. maslidukan.com