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London #140 Conf Talk by Kyra Gaunt


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I shared this idea about racism as a resource with Jeff Pulver at a #140 Conf Meetup in NYC in September. He invited me to speak at the State of Now #140 Conference in London.

Other than Twitter, where can you jump head first into a conversation about race without fear of losing your job, not getting a holiday gift this year, or worrying about being ostracized or demoted because you have the wrong skin color to privilege such expression? Twitter offers a new state of now that we rarely experience in person, safely in the workplace, or at home with relatives we disagree with.

There was obviously a narrative with this that if you email me I can send you.

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London #140 Conf Talk by Kyra Gaunt

  1. 1. Racism as a Resource: Twitter as a New Kind of Now #atbo @kyraocity
  2. 2. Upside down map for UK
  3. 3. @kyraocity
  4. 4. My avatar: Kyraocity @kyraocity
  5. 5. That’s african led me to meet Matt Platts June 21, 2009 #thatsafrican Trending Topic
  6. 6. That’s african Twensored? @kyraocity Twensored?
  7. 7. Brooklyn meets Oxfordshire: curious connection
  8. 8. Race first used: BBC4
  9. 9. Ota Benga & Zoo: Ch. 4 Great Granddaddy at White House Louis W. Hicks (1883 – 1974) owned a similar souvenir from the St. Louis, Missouri World Fair 1904 Ota Benga in Bronx Zoo (c.1881 – 1916) @kyraocity
  10. 10. “ Obama” Haircut Nov 4 @kyraocity
  11. 11. Safe Space Agree to be Offended #atbo & Get Connected @kyraocity