Race

MBA 2k16 | Adam Liszkiewicz

In MBA 2K16, Adam Liszkiewicz uses Cheat Engine to modify MBA 2k16 cutscenes, replacing the face of a Harlem-born basketball player with a MIT-educated owner. As a result, the piece portrays the team owner talking to a near clone of himself, revealing classist and racial tensions and making the viewer…

Mascing, Xavier McFarlin

Xavier McFarlin | Q+A

In this interview, Xavier McFarlin talks about the process behind his artistic decisions as well as his experience growing up in Japan as a Mexican, Queer, Black, male and how the cultural difference has influenced his work. He also talks about his works,ย Black Portrait 1,ย andย Black Portrait 2,ย in reference to the…

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป: Emojis, Digital Blackface, and White Identity | Miranda Rosenblum

Does ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป mean something different than ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ? What about โœŠ๐Ÿฟ compared to โœŠ๐Ÿป? In 2015, Apple released a new array of emoji skin tones. Instead of only white or Simpson yellow, emojis range 5 colors, from a pale white (๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป) to a dark brown (๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ).ย The addition of these emojis rectified…