Rianna Walcott - frank2023
Rianna Walcott, a postdoctoral associate in the Black Communication and Technology Lab at the University of Maryland shares how we can prioritize long-term self-preservation for people of color and how to stay whole while driving social change. Recorded Feb. 15-17, 2023 at the frank gathering (frankgathering.org)
Religion, Race and Gender module guest lecture: Department of Theology & Religious Studies / King's College London
Platform versus the People
Social media platforms are a key part of our everyday lives, playing a significant role in everything from our media consumption, to our purchasing habits, to our political beliefs. However, the platforms we have come to rely on are not passive containers for content - they play a large, often invisible, part in mediating the content they host.
Interview with The Spill
This interview was recorded on 7th October 2022. Click our Audio button to listen to the full interview on Anchor.
Unfair algorithms - What is the impact of mediated tech on digital arts and culture?
In this webinar we find out more about the impact of algorithms and bias on who is seen and heard in the digital sphere, and how, or even if, their creative work is presented to the world.
Rianna joined us to talk about the re-publication of The Colour of Madness: Mental Health and Race in Technicolour with Samara Linton.
Jason Arday, Winston Morgan, Dave Thomas & Rianna Walcott. Chair: Deborah Husbands
Join us for February’s UCL Writing Lab event with Rianna Walcott, Jade Bentil, Jessica Brough and Dr Xine Yao, where this roundtable will discuss what it means to be a ‘scholar-activist’: from discussions around the tension inherent to the label, how they maintain a radical politic within the British academy, and the ways in which we can all contribute to building a better world.
BBC - Mentally Interesting
Rianna Walcott, co-editor of upcoming anthology The Colour of Madness, says being black made it harder to get mental health support. She explains why some in her family are wary of medication. In the last episode of Mentally Interesting for now, our presenters are thinking about hope and revealing their "most absurd secret habits." With Mark Brown and Seaneen Molloy. The producer is Emma Tracey and the studio manager is Dave O'Neill