[pdf-embedder url="http://redhookhub.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus-Updates-4_24-1.pdf" title="Coronavirus Updates 4_24"]April 2020: Coronavirus Update Here (download) NYC SCHOOLS TO CONTINUE REMOTE LEARNING FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR. MORE INFORMATION FROM THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HERE. Click here to view a video by RHI's Youth Leaders on Coronavirus.
“In light of social distancing, we’re seeking the World Wide Web for connection, validation, and pleasure more than ever before. How can we begin to reclaim our cyberspaces as joyful spaces? How do we begin to cultivate freedom in a moment where our physical self is becoming more and more entangled with our electronic image—our data bodies, the architecture of surveillance?
Olivia McKayla Ross (August 28, 2001–forever) is a Caribbean American video artist, programmer, and poet from Queens, New York City. Her work is inspired by the relationship between electronic video and vanity—by deep fantasy, Instagram filters, glamour magic, mirrors, and the fantasies and anxieties of video transmission: immersion, absorption, surveillance, and control. How are faith and trust distributed between users and programmer? How is faith monopolized, accumulated, recycled, exchanged, embodied, assigned, and weaponized between people, systems, ideals, and materials? Emboldened by her perspective as a “digital native,” she hopes her work will encourage her fellow teens to nurture a critical relationship with technology. She is a recent alum of the School for Poetic Computation and has taught at Black Girls Code, BUFU, and POWRPLNT. You can connect with her at cyber.doula on Instagram.