Lisa Nakamura, “Automating Racial Empathy: Virtual Reality and the Undercommons”

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Community Room 
West Hollywood Public Library 
625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood

WHAP! Lecture Series

Lisa Nakamura is the Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor of American Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and coordinator of its Digital Studies Institute. She is the author of four books on racism, sexism, and the Internet.  Her areas of interest include histories of indigenous electronic manufacture in post-war America, content moderation by women of color on social media, and virtual reality’s claims to produce racial and gender empathy.