Mandy stars as host, expert pundit, celebrity feature, and musical guest in a late-night show made of critical theory dreams. In Mandy's World, it's not the most viral, whiter and lighter influencers and artists who represent and perform Black culture–– it's those who favor Black Culture's progenitors. Mandy martials an edu-taining blend of lecture, slideshow, performance, humor and music to deconstruct the 'gram––that is, both the gramophone and Insta, alike––to investigate the ways technology and algorithms dictate the rhythms we groove to. How are music sharing and social media platforms influencing and influenced by the decidedly un-hip legacy of racial capitalism? Who is winning? Who is wailing?
This performative lecture draws on Williams’ popular #BrownUpYourFeed movement, which examines how algorithms on digital platforms parse and classify content by producers of color.
**Masks and proof of vaccination are required to attend this event. Recent negative co-vid tests will not be accepted.