Massey is the ninth president of Morehouse College in Atlanta. He previously
held a range of administrative and academic positions,
including provost and senior vice president-academic
affairs of the University of California. In that position,
the second most senior position in the UC system, he
was responsible for the development of academic and
research planning and policy, budget planning and allocations,
and programmatic oversight of the three national laboratories
that UC manages for the U.S. Department of Energy. Massey is former director of the National
Science Foundation, the government's lead agency
for support of research and education in mathematics,
science, and engineering. He also has served as vice
president for research at the University of Chicago
and director of the Argonne National Laboratory, dean
of the college and full professor of physics at Brown
University, and assistant professor of physics at the
University of Illinois. He earned a bachelor's degree
from Morehouse, and his master's and doctorate in physics
from Washington University in St. Louis. Masse's written
work addresses science and math education, the role
of science in a democratic society, and university-industry
interactions and technology transfer in the international
One: E-Race-ing the Digital
Bowie is a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer in Public
Policy at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government.
He has served on a number of advisory panels, including the
U.S. Congress' Office of Technology Assessment, and is currently
a Board member to Citizens for Independent Public Broadcasting
and an advisor to the Center for Media Education, The Media
Education Foundation, and the Open Society Institute.
Chideya is the editor of Popandpolitics.com
and is the author of The Color of Our Future (William
Morrow) and Don't Believe the Hype: Fighting Cultural
Misinformation About African-Americans (Plume Penguin).
A former anchor for the Oxygen Media Network and correspondent
for ABC News, Chideya currently provides political commentary
for CNN, MSNBC, and BET News.
is the author of English is Broken Here (The New Press)
and the forthcoming The Bodies That Were Not Ours (Routledge),
and the editor of Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the
Americas (Routledge). Fusco is an associate professor
at the Tyler School of Art of Temple University as well
as a performance artist.
Nakamura is co-editor of Race and Cyberspace (Routledge),
and is working on a book tentatively titled Cybertypes:
Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet. As an assistant
professor of English at Sonoma State University, Nakamura
teaches post-colonial literature and critical theory.
Watkins-Barnes is a business development consultant providing
sales, marketing and technology-based support to small business
enterprises in Chicago, IL. A former account executive and
business development manager with Lucent Technologies, her
expertise in the telecommunications industry covers markets
throughout the United States, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
Two: How Wide is the Digital Divide?
Radney Buller is the founder and president of the
National Indian Telecommunications
Institute who has twice testified before the FCC
on the issue of universal service. Buller serves on
the boards of directors of Libraries for the Future,
Civil Rights Telecommunications Forum, Eisenhower National
Clearinghouse and the Navajo Education Technology Consortium.
Gravely is the director of workplace diversity at
the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) in Washington, DC. He previously
served as director of EEO at National Public Radio and
was the state director of the NAACP of Virginia. Graves
is a graduate of Fayetteville State University and the
University of Virginia School of Law.
ya Salaam is founder of the Nommo Literary Society,
a Black writers' workshop, and moderator of e-Drum,
a listserv for Black writers and supporters of their literature.
His latest book is the anthology 360°
A Revolution of Black Poets (Black Words Press).
Ana Sisnett is Executive Director of Austin
Free-Net, a non-profit corporation providing training
and access to the Internet in public spaces particularly for
Austin, TX residents without computers. Sisnett has provided
testimony for the Texas E-Government Strategic Issues Subcommittee
and the Texas Black Legislative Caucus.
Linh Nguyen Tu is co-editor with Alondra Nelson of Technicolor:
Race, Technology, and Everyday Life (NYU Press), and has been
an editor at A. Magazine: Inside Asian America. Tu is a doctoral
candidate in the American Studies program at New York University
where her dissertation focuses on the role of immigration
in the production of Asian American popular culture in New
Three: Authenticating Digital Art, Expression and Cultural
Bald (a.k.a. DJ Siraiki) is a musician, producer,
filmmaker, and the co-founder of Mutiny.
His work over the past five years has helped build
ties across the South Asian second generation, with British
Asian artists such as Asian Dub Foundation, Talvin Singh,
State of Bengal, Fun Da Mental and others. His films include
Taxi-vala/Autobiography and the documentary Mutiny: Asians
Storm British Music, set for completion this year.
Coleman (a.k.a. DJ M. Singe) is co-director
of NY-based SoundLab
Cultural Alchemy. a digital-media group and record
label. A former Senior Editor of Artbyte
magazine, Coleman has created installation and audio
works for P.S.
1 Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Whitney Museum
of American Art, and DJ's internationally under the
name M. Singe.
D. Miller (a.k.a. DJ
Spooky) is a New York conceptual artist, writer, and
musician whose work has appeared in the Whitney Biennial,
the Venice Biennial for Architecture, the Ludwig Museum
in Köln, and the Andy Warhol Museum. He was the first
editor-at-large of Artbyte
and is co-publisher of the magazine A Gathering of the
Tribes. Under his constructed persona, DJ
Spooky - That Subliminal Kid, Miller has performed
throughout the world. His records include Riddim Warfare
(Geffen), Songs of a Dead Dreamer (Asphodel) and Necropolis
Nguyen is a columnist for Punk
Planet and her writings on history, memory and popular
culture have appeared in Popandpolitics.com
and Maximumrocknroll. A doctoral candidate in Comparative
Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley,
Nguyen teaches feminist and queer theory and cultural studies
and publishes the zine Worse
Rivera is a New York-based digital media artist
and filmmaker whose work on the Internet, such as "Invisible
America" and "Cybracero",
addresses the concerns of the Latino community. His work
has been screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim
Museum, Lincoln Center, on PBS and at a variety of film
festivals, universities, libraries, union halls and community
Four: Speculative Fictions/Imaging the Future
Mel Chin has exhibited extensively in the United States
and Europe. His works include In the Name of the Place, a
conceptual public art project conducted on prime-time television,
the Seven Wonders project, a large-scale public commission
for the Sesquicentennial Park in Houston, and Signal for the
Broadway/Lafayette subway station in New York City.
Jarman is the developer of the Container
Project and a member of the London-based artist
An accomplished digital hactivist, Jarman has performed
at such events as the "Next 5 Minutes" conference,
the Australian Network for Art and Technology's "Alchemy
Masterclass," and Brown University's "Archaeology
of Multimedia" Conference.
Nelson, a doctoral candidate in the American Studies
Program at New York University, is founder of Afrofuturism,
an online discussion of sci-fi imagery, futurist themes
and technological innovation in African diasporic culture.
She is the co-editor with Thuy Linh N. Tu of Technicolor:
Race, Technology and Everyday Life (NYU Press), and
is currently editing a special issue of the journal
Social Text on race and technoculture.
Nunez is a Distinguished Professor of English at Medgar
Evers College, City University of New York, and is the
director of the National
Black Writers Conference.
She is author of the novels When Rocks Dance, Beyond the
Limbo Silence, Bruised Hibiscus, and the forthcoming Discretion,
and is co-editor of the collection of NBWC essays entitled,
Defining Ourselves: Black Writers in the 90s.
Making I.T. (Information Technologies) Happen
Breakout One: Art and Hactivism
Jarman see bio under Session Four
is a website developer, digital artist, and art activist who
is the newest member of the Netherlands-based CAGE
permanent artists. She has exhibited in the Boston area at
such venues as The Computer Museum, MIT List Center and The
Brodigan Gallery, and has been featured in group shows around
Two: Funding the Arts: Creative Capital
Lerner is the Executive Director and President of the
Foundation, an organization in support of innovative approaches
in the performing, visual and media arts, as well as in new
and emerging fields such as computer-based artwork and projects.
Prior to coming to Creative Capital, Ms. Lerner was the Executive
Director of the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers,
Publisher of The Independent Film and Video Monthly, and the
Executive Director of IMAGE Film/Video Center in Atlanta.
Tomassi is the President and CEO of Arts
International, an arts organization devoted to supporting
global arts interchange across regions and disciplines. Tomassi
was formerly the editor of the New Jersey State Council on
the Arts magazine Arts New Jersey, and was the executive producer
of State of the Arts for New Jersey public television.
Three: Digital Business: From Netrepreneurs to Corporations
Archer is president and co-founder of GenesisArtline, an online gallery of
ethnic art, and president of CollegeBroadband,
a provider of college admissions information. In 1999,
Archer opened American Visions 145, a brick-and-mortar
art gallery in Harlem.
Emeagwali is a Nigerian-born mathematician and
computer scientist. He is credited with having harnessed
the power of the Internet to perform the world's fastest
computation of 3.1 billion calculations per second in
Retha Hill is vice president
for content development at BET.com,
where she is responsible for all content strategy and
developing convergence and integration with the BET
Starling Hunter is an assistant professor in the
MIT Sloan School's Management of Technology, Innovation,
and Entrepreneurship group. From 1998-2000 Hunter held
the position of Martin Luther King Jr. Visting Professor
at the Sloan School of Management. His research investigates
the organizational consequences and strategic uses of
Breakout Four: Hactivist Workshop: Organizing the Million
Anderson is the technical advisor and website manager
for the Million Women
March. Anderson is the CEO of Times
Squared, a provider of Internet consulting, website
design and management, and interactive television programming
in the Philadelphia area.
K.A. Chionesu is the founder of The Million Women March,
and has been a community and human rights activist for more
than twenty years. She is presently working to organize the
Million Women March Movement, which will extend and expand
upon the mission of the 1997 march, and continues to engage
in extensive independent research in the areas of religion,
cultures and law.
Coney is the director of Tenant Support Services Inc.
(TSSI), a non-profit organization formed by and for public
housing residents in. A community leader in Philadelphia for
over 20 years, Coney coordinated the Million
Women March that attracted several hundred thousand women
to Philadelphia in 1997.
Fox is serving her ninth term as a member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives. She is co-chair
of the Massachusetts Legislative Foster Care Coalition,
vice chair of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators
for New England Region I, and chairwoman of the Massachusetts
Black Legislative Caucus, and was the founder of the
Massachusetts Million Women March Movement.
Five: Hate Speech
Chaudhry is a freelance journalist based in San Francisco.
Previously a staff writer at Wired
News, she covers the cultural politics of technology including
such issues as immigration, online hate, women in technology
and the digital divide. Chaudhry is a consulting editor for
has written for various publications including Mother Jones,
The Village Voice, and Ms.
Leets is an assistant professor in Stanford University's
Department of Communication and an affiliate faculty member
of the Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity program.
Leets teaches courses on inter-ethnic communication and examines
such topics as deprecating speech, censorship, and hate speech
in both traditional forms of racism and cyberhate found on
Six: Job Opportunities & Training
Brown is the founder of Black
Geeks Online, a non-profit corporation based in
Washington, D.C. and the publisher of Heads UP. Last
year, Brown was awarded a Top 25 Women on the Web Award
from San Francisco Women on the Web.
Drake is executive director of Community
Digital, which began life in 1993 as Computer Hope,
a welfare-to-work program funded by Lee Iacocca. Community
Digital provides computer training and job placement
to unemployed adults and at-risk youth in southern California.
McClure is president of Black
Data Processing Associates (BDPA) and a senior software
engineer at KeySpan. She has won several awards including
the U.S. Black/Hispanic Engineer Award and Information
Technologies magazine's Women of Color Awards as one of
50 Women who make a difference.
Seven: Boston's Best Practices
DeMore is director and founder of the Boston
Digital Bridge Foundation, a privately funded corporation
established by technology company executives to create and
support a highly skilled workforce that will benefit families
and businesses in Boston. In 1996, he led a team that raised
$30 million in corporate donations to network the Boston Public
Schools and support Mayor Thomas Menino's Kids Compute 2001
initiative. DeMore currently works with the Mayor’s Office
in the Technology Goes
Home Program, which provides training and computers to
Kimboko is a project director at HUD
Neighborhood Networks and an education specialist for
the America Connects Consortium. Kimboko
holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College, and an Ed.M. from Harvard
Graduate School of Education.
Orozco is the manager of the Computer
Clubhouse based at the Museum of Science in Boston. He
was a youth participant at the Computer Clubhouse in the program's
early days, and served as a volunteer mentor before joining
the Clubhouse staff on a full-time basis. Orozco is earning
a B.A. in Human Services at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.
D. Pinkett is a doctoral candidate in the Epistemology
and Learning Group at the MIT Media Laboratory where he focuses
his research on the role of technology in low-income and underserved
communities, the impact of culture on the use of computers
and the Internet, and the participation of underrepresented
minority groups with technology. Pinkett is co-manager of
the Camfield Estates-MIT Creating Community
Connections Project, which involves the deployment of
state-of-the-art computers, software, high-speed Internet
connectivity and comprehensive courses for the residents of
Camfield Estates, a low-income housing development in Roxbury.
Williams is the principal of Williams Consulting Services,
a company that offers technology-related services to neighborhood
network centers, schools, businesses, other organizations
and private individuals. Williams holds a master's degree
in human development and technology from Harvard University
and a master's degree in statistical analysis and evaluation
from Boston College.