Plenary

Plenary: Andrew W. Smith

Author: Andrew W. Smith (University of Maryland)

  • Plenary: Andrew W. Smith

    Plenary

    Plenary: Andrew W. Smith

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Abstract

Andrew W Smith is a developer, designer, and writer working primarily with digital technologies and materials. His work brings immersive and interactive technologies such as games, digital storytelling, archival and interpretive websites, AR, VR, and digital collage into conversation with topics such as memory, resistance, environmentalism, Afrofuturism, and speculative fiction.

Andrew has held residencies and fellowships with Snap Inc., the University of Maryland College Park, and Amherst College. In addition to his work as an independent designer and developer, he currently works with the Immersive Realities Lab for the Humanities as well as the African-American Culture, History, and Digital Humanities program at UMD. He is a sometimes hobbyist, sometimes professional photographer and musician.

An introduction will be provided by Project STAND (Student Activism Now Documented) co-founders Lae’l Hughes-Watkins, University of Maryland, and Tamar Chute, The Ohio State University. Project STAND is a radical grassroots archival consortia project between colleges and universities across the country; to create a centralized digital space highlighting analog and digital collections emphasizing student activism in marginalized communities. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

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Smith, A. W., (2021) “Plenary: Andrew W. Smith”, MAC Annual Meeting Presentations 2021(1).

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13 May 2021
Plenary: Andrew W. Smith