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Theorizing the Web Presents: Surveillance of Black Lives

Dr. Allissa Richardson, USC & Mutale Nkonde, Harvard

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Dr. Allissa Richardson and Mutale Nkonde will discuss the layered and multifaceted impact of surveillance on Black people in the context of the Movement for Black Lives and the Covid-19 pandemic. Moderated by TtW Committee member and professor of Digital Studies, Dr. Apryl Williams, this talk will demonstrate how facial recognition systems used in policing; tracing software associated with the pandemic; and Black death imagery have created a treacherous techno-mediascape that extends both state matrices of power and systems of racialized, anti-Black oppression in the United States. This discussion will be streamed live on the TtW YouTube page and on Zoom. A recording will be available on our website. You can sign up here to receive the Zoom link and reminders about future episodes of TtW Presents:

https://theorizingtheweb.org/p/p2020/schedule/
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