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    Before the First Three: Reckoning with Tech’s History and Realizing A Better Future
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2024-02-28) Bolton, Samantha ; Brinson, Alexandra ; Manning, Karen ; McGee, Alexandra ; Nwasike, Adaiba C. ; Onyia, Chisomebi B. ; Trotman, Camille
    The Library and the Library Engagement and Inclusion Council invites you to learn about the uncovering of a student’s family history at segregation-era Georgia Tech and the Archives' role in restoring the true story of desegregation at the Institute. Join Karen Manning, Engagement and Inclusion Librarian, Georgia Tech student and member of the Organization for Social Activism (OSA) Samantha "Sam" Bolton, University Archivist Alex McGee, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Resident Alex Brinson, plus invited guests from Student Government Association and the NAACP for a discussion reflecting on the greater history of Georgia Tech prior to 1961. From there, they will explore the recent past, present, and the outlook for history and accountability -- including the shortcomings and significant progress for students and the institution.
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    We, the Data: Human Rights in the Digital Age
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2024-02-15) Wong, Wendy H.
    Wong’s We, the Data is a rallying call for extending human rights beyond our physical selves — and why we need to reboot rights in our data-intensive world. Exploring the pervasiveness of data collection and tracking, Wong reminds us that we are all stakeholders in this digital world, who are currently being left out of the most pressing conversations around technology, ethics, and policy. By exploring data rights, facial recognition technology, our posthumous rights, and our need for a right to data literacy, Wong has crafted a compelling case for engaging as stakeholders to hold data collectors accountable.
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    AI, Art, and Afrofuturism: STEAM learning with Dr. Nettrice R. Gaskins
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2024-02-08) Gaskins, Nettrice R.
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    Approaching the limits of climate viability: Urban heat vulnerability in Atlanta and how to adapt
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2023-10-04) Stone, Brian
    As our world grapples with the undeniable impacts of climate change, urban areas face unique challenges. Among them, the relentless rise in urban temperatures, often referred to as the "urban heat island effect," poses significant threats to the well-being of our communities. Stone, a leading authority in the field of climate science and urban planning, will shed light on the specific context of Atlanta, as recently highlighted in the article titled "Heat risk is growing. These are Atlanta's most vulnerable neighborhoods" in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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    Extension of Community: what it means to be sustainable in a digital world
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2023-09-28) Graves, Jordan ; Griffin, Adira ; Janicki, Sylvia ; Krieger, Joel ; Landesberg, Amy ; Lewis, Matt ; Longobardi, Pam ; Parvin, Nassim ; Romm, Stuart ; Spence, Hunter ; Talero, Mauricio ; Treu, Hudson ; Correa-Baena, Juan-Pablo ; Bolen, Jeremy
    Extension of Community: what it means to be sustainable in a digital world explores the intersection of science, technology and art, asking questions such as; How have our technological and digital developments helped and harmed us? How can we be more digitally sustainable? And how can technology be harnessed to help heal the planet? All the artists reflect on community and sustainability within their practice and question the impacts of technologies on the environment. This artist talk features work by an array of artists and researchers based here in Atlanta: Jeremy Bolen, Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena, Jordan Graves, Adira Griffin, Inspired Action Design (Collaborators: Joel Krieger, Matt Lewis, Hunter Spence and Mauricio Talero) Sylvia Janicki, Amy Landesberg, Pam Longobardi, Nassim Parvin, Stuart Romm, and Hudson Treu.
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    OVERNIGHT CODE: The Life of Raye Montague, the Woman Who Revolutionized Naval Engineering Author Discussion
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-10-04) Bowers, Paige ; Law, Alison ; Montague, David
    OVERNIGHT CODE is the inspiring story of Raye Montague, a groundbreaking Black female engineer who created the first computer-designed ship for the U.S. Navy. From inauspicious beginnings in segregated Little Rock, she spent a lifetime educating herself, both inside and outside of the classroom, so that she could become the person and professional she aspired to be. Join Paige Bowers and David Montague as they discuss their book OVERNIGHT CODE: The Life of Raye Montague, the Woman Who Revolutionized Naval Engineering. This event will be moderated by Alison Law, former host of the “Literary Atlanta” podcast and staff member of the Decatur Book Festival.
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    Extension of Self: what it means to be human in a digital world
    ( 2022-09-15) Brown, Eve ; Dhekne, Ashutosh ; Ginn, Bojana ; Howell, Noura ; Robert, Birney ; Stallworth, Cedric
    Four artists from the Extension of Self exhibit sit on a panel with Birney Robert to discuss their art practice and how they navigate the digital world and identity. They question the role that digital technology plays while integrating it into their work to create interactive art for the viewer to explore. Our identities will continue to be complex and full of multiplicities. We invite you to take some time to interact with these pieces and to ask yourself what it means to be human in a digital world.
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    50 Years of Title IX Panel Discussion
    ( 2022-09-09) Akin, Joeleen ; McGlade, Bernadette ; Mead, Monique ; Miller-North, Kristi ; Lentz Moore, Jenny ; Morales, Aileen ; Shelander, Dianna
    On June 23, 1972, Congress passed the landmark legislation of Title IX, forever changing the scope of women’s sports in the United States. As the 50th anniversary takes place in 2022, Georgia Tech athletics will celebrate the milestone all year long. On Friday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. Georgia Tech hosted an all-female Title IX Panel featuring prominent Georgia Tech letterwinners and coaches as they share stories, experiences and advice over their athletic and professional careers. The panelists selected represent the last five decades of Georgia Tech athletics, ensuring a night of educational opportunity. Hear how their lives were impacted by Title IX and how athletics has shaped their professional endeavors – which range from law to public speaker to conference commissioner. This event is presented by: Georgia Tech Athletics, the Georgia Tech Library, & adidas America, Inc.
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    Artist Talk
    ( 2022-04-13) Manci, Catherine ; Sirlin, Deanna
    Deanna Sirlin is currently the Artist in Residence at Georgia Tech’s Crosland Library where she has made a new site work, Watermark, that address the most important issue of the 21st century-- climate change-- through color, transparency and composition that has been influenced by the exhibition 50 Years of Science Fiction at Georgia Tech.
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    Revisiting and Archiving Civil Rights and Atlanta in the 1960s: Introducing the Mayor Ivan Allen Digital Archive
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-04-08) Michney, Todd M. ; Foo, Brian ; DuVernay, Jina ; Johnson, Aisha ; Gerrard, Morna ; Mosley, Derek ; Crater, Paul ; Cherry, Matt ; Frasier, Fredalyn M. ; Hall, Floyd ; Minkin, Samara ; Moody, Laura ; Tate, Clark ; Brown-Nagin, Tomiko
    As Atlanta’s mayor from 1962-1970, Ivan Allen Jr. oversaw a city undergoing tremendous political, social, and economic change, and helped put Atlanta on a path toward becoming the international metropolis it is today. In this 60th anniversary year of Allen’s election, we will look back upon our recent past and consider the crucial importance of archives for documenting Atlanta residents’ experiences in broadly inclusive ways. Allen’s mayoral papers were digitized in 2016 and have now been made available to the public through an online portal that features an NEH-funded, custom-built search interface – but viewing these official records raises important questions about whose experiences and points of view are most often prioritized and preserved for posterity. This one-day symposium will formally introduce the Mayor Ivan Allen Digital Archive, while at the same time exploring the intersection of archives, Atlanta history, and art. The sessions will showcase how communities are preserving their experiences in ways that encourage us to creatively think about the future of archives. The program will include panels on Atlanta community-archival partnerships and the Legacy Makers’ project to commemorate the Ivan Allen and Maynard Jackson mayoralties, along with keynote lectures by artist/computer scientist Brian Foo and historian Tomiko Brown-Nagin, author of a newly released biography on Constance Baker Motley who successfully prosecuted the first test case of the 1964 Civil Rights Act right here in Atlanta against Lester Maddox’s Pickrick Restaurant.