Panel Discussion on Janelle Monáe’s DIRTY COMPUTER (2018)

Wednesday, October 10

Logan Center 801

The Sound and Society Workshop begins the year with a panel discussion on Janelle Monáe’s visual album Dirty Computer–watch the album here, and come with your own questions and reactions!

Panelists: Berthold Hoeckner (Professor in Music), Tien-Tien Jong (PhD student in CMS), Lauren Jackson (PhD Candidate in English), Anna Gatdula (PhD student in Music)

Each panelist will share a clip with workshop attendees and offer reflections and provocations before we open up discussion between panelists and workshoppers. Please join us to discuss a range of issues, from audio-visual politics of representation to strategies for teaching the visual album in the classroom.

Refreshments will be served! Please do not hesitate to contact either Amy ( or Ailsa ( with any questions or concerns. Persons who need assistance should notify the coordinators in advance.

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