The DeRoy Lecture Series 2007-2008
The Digital Humanities Working Group
“Hello Avatar!: Virtual Communities and Networked Subjects”
Friday, April 18, 12 noon
English Dept seminar room, 10302 5057 Woodward, Detroit, MI
Dr. Beth Coleman is a professor in Writing and Humanistic Studies and Comparative Media Studies at MIT. Her research interests include virtual world design and use, networked subjectivity, global media emergence and practice in China, India and Africa, contemporary art and technology, and critical history of race and technology. For excerpts from her forthcoming book, Hello Avatar: A Virtual World Primer and other publications, see her website. She blogs on emergent media practices at Project Good Luck.