In this riveting episode, host Ryan Sorrell interviews Dr. André Brock, Associate Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, who is a leading scholar in the field of Black Cyberculture, race and Black people on social platforms. The discussion covers various topics ranging from the rise and fall of Twitter, where Black people will go if Twitter collapses, the benefits and also the inherent racism of ChatGPT and more.
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The conversation begins with Dr. Brock describing his journey as a college dropout, before re-entering university nearly a decade later. He attended Carnegie Mellon and unexpectedly began pursuing a Ph.D. His research in Black Cyberculture and Internet Studies is profoundly renown and has made waves throughout academia. He works especially at the intersection of radical Black politics and technology.
The conversation concludes with a discussion on the use of technology for radical resistance and joy. Dr. Brock highlights exciting projects that a team of Black women students in his class are working on.
The podcast offers a rich and thought-provoking dialogue on the intersection of technology, race, and identity, highlighting the possibilities and challenges that lie ahead.