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Only one week left before ICFA 44! Start planning your conference with the program available on our website’s main page here.


Presentations are only 15 minutes long and the guidelines for presenting can be found here:
If you need to cancel, please let me know ASAP. We don’t give refunds this late but I will assign you a credit good for 2 years. If you don’t inform me of your desire to cancel before the start of the conference, you will not be eligible for the credit.
Don’t forget to pack your fancy reusable badge holder! Stick it in your suitcase right now (or you can buy a new one at the Registration desk for $5)
Read the text for the theory reading roundtable workshop in session #29 (info below)

Theory reading roundtable workshop information

The ICFA theory reading roundtable workshop (session #29) takes place on Thursday, March 16, from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the COVE room.

In honor of this year’s theme, “Afrofuturism,” we’re sharing “Black Media Philosophy and Technoculture Readings” from DISTRIBUTED BLACKNESS: AFRICAN AMERICAN CYBERCULTURES (2020, NYU P) by Andre Brock Jr. and ON BLACK MEDIA PHILOSOPHY (2022, U of California P) by Armond R. Towns.

The readings can be found in a password protected section of the IAFA blog. Please check the email account associated with your Membership and Registration for the link and password. Please do not share the link or password with anyone.

The specific chapters which are all together in this single file are:

Brock Ch. 1, “Distributive Blackness: Ayo Technology! Texts, Identities, and Blackness” and Ch. 3, “‘The Black Purpose of Space Travel’: Black Twitter and Black Technoculture”
Towns Ch. 2, “Black Escapism on the Underground (Black) Anthropocene” and Ch. 4, “Black ‘Matter’ Lives: Michael Brown and Digital Afterlives”

See you in Orlando!

Emily Midkiff

IAFA Registration and Membership Coordinator