Day of Dialogue XVI: NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism: Digital Design and Narratives of Color With Carmen Aguilar y Wedge, Co-founder of Hyphen-Labs

NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism (NSAF) is an award-winning, three-part digital narrative that sits at the  intersection of product design, virtual reality (VR), and neuroscience. Inspired by the lack of multidimensional representations of black women in technology, NSAF products range from sunblock for traveling through the multiverse to earrings embedded with cameras that offer protection and visibility. The VR experience is set in a neurocosmetology lab where black women are pioneering techniques of brain optimization and cognitive enhancement. Scientific research explores the neurological and physiological impact of showing images of empowered black women as well as content made for and by women of color.

VR is the immersive platform that transports viewers into a neurocosmetology lab, a reimagined black hair salon, placing the viewer into a black woman’s body and providing a glimpse into a speculative future of black women pioneering brain research and neuromodulation through the culturally specific ritual of haircare.

Day of Dialogue is a day of workshops, panels, screenings and performances devoted to deliberation and reflection on some of the major issues that face our community, our nation, and the world. This all-day annual event presented by Hofstra's Center for Civic Engagement serves as an important forum for community engagement and participation. Students, faculty and community members are welcome. 

Schedule of Panels, Workshops and Presentations

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Time: 12:50-2:15 p.m.

Location: Multipurpose Room, Mack Student Center


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Wednesday, October 24, 2018



Multipurpose Room
Multipurpose Room, Student Center
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


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