Keynote Speakers

Rasheedah Phillips is a public interest attorney, author, advocate, Afrofuturist, and Aries living and working out of Philadelphia. She is also the mother to her teen daughter Iyonna, the creator of The AfroFuturist Affair, and a founding member of Metropolarity Speculative Fiction Collective.

Lauren Klein is an assistant professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech, where she also directs the Digital Humanities Lab. With Matthew Gold, she edits Debates in the Digital Humanities (University of Minnesota Press), a hybrid print/digital publication stream that explores debates in the field as they emerge. Her first book, Matters of Taste: Eating, Aesthetics, and the Early American Archive, is forthcoming from Minnesota in Spring 2019. She is also at work on two new projects: Data Feminism, co-authored with Catherine D’Ignazio, and under contract with the MIT Press, which distills key lessons from feminist theory into a set of principles for the design and interpretation of data visualization, and Data by Design, recently funded by an NEH-Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication, which will provide an interactive history of data visualization from the eighteenth century to the present.