Leah Gilliam: Artist Talk And Lesberation Game Playtest

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Leah Gilliam talks about her art and tech careers followed by a play session of Lesberation: Trouble in Paradise, a story-telling game where players navigate the social and political complexities of a lesbian commune.

Leah Gilliam’s long career of making media continues to expand the horizons of technology-based art in relationship to culture. An accomplished film/videomaker, new media artist, coder, strategist and game designer, Gilliam brings race, gender and sexual orientation into sharp conversation through interactive projects. Her interests range from the obsolescence of technology to the cultural and imaginative implications of human contact with Mars. More recently, her analog board games create a low-tech space for people to have real-world conversations through fantastical scenarios.

Also an educator committed to equity in the tech world, Gilliam held the post of new portfolio strategist at Hive Learning Network NYC and now serves as the newly appointed VP of Strategy & Innovation at Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology.

Co-presented by Northern Lights.mn and Juxtaposition Arts.

This talk is part of a series called net.works.mn, organized to explore conversations on art, technology and embedded practice.

net.works.mn is presented in concert with Art(ists) on the Verge, a year-long, intensive, mentor-based fellowship for emerging artists working experimentally at the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture presented by Northern Lights.mn. For more information, visit http://northern.lights.mn/projects/artists-on-the-verge/
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