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Saturday, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 402, JW Marriott

Repair and Reparations in Digital Public Spaces

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A special session. Presiding: Adeline Koh, Richard Stockton Coll. of New Jersey

Speakers: Joshua Burnett, North South Univ., Bangladesh; Linda Garcia Merchant, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln; David Theo Goldberg, Univ. of California, Irvine; Angel David Nieves, Hamilton Coll.; Annemarie Pérez, Loyola Marymount Univ.; Siobhan Senier, Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham

Participants address the human side of repair in digital spaces: reparations, as a form of symbolic politics that renegotiates relationships between people. Topics include the digital representation of cultural heritage as restitution and conflict, issues of privacy and publicness in preserving cultural artifacts, and the ideological underpinnings of digital tools.

For abstracts, visit www.adelinekoh.org/blog/2015/03/30/mla-2016-proposal-repair-and-reparations-in-digital-public-spaces/.

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