Joycelyn Wilson Ph.D, a DILAC fellow gave a talk called "The Outkast Imagination: Designing Civic Engagement, Fostering Educational Innovation Through VR Storytelling and Curation" at VR Day Atlanta.
Dr. Joycelyn Wilson BIO:
Joycelyn Wilson is an ethnographic and qualitative researcher of the Hip Hop generation. Her research, conducted from the perspective of an African American woman from the South, intersects Black cultural expressive traditions like Hip Hop with pedagogy, (auto)ethnography, critical media literacies, and digital humanities. She has also developed lines of research in virtual reality and digital ethnography. Her research is oriented in designing innovative strategies for helping youth and youth influencers responsibly enhance skills in mathematics and technology as well as their leadership, social justice, and civic engagement capacities.
Dr. Wilson is currently the 2016-2017 Fellow in the Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center (DILAC) at Georgia Tech, and holds a faculty position as an Assistant Professor in the Foundations of Education program in the Department of Learning Sciences and Technologies at Virginia Tech ‘s School of Education, and affiliate faculty status in the Africana Studies Program. She is the director of the Four Four Beat Project, a Catalyst Fellow in the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT), and Hiphop Archive alumnus fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University. Dr. Wilson is also the co-founder and co-chair of the Hip Hop Theories, Pedagogies, and Praxis Special Interest Group for the American Educational Research Association (AERA). More: http://drjoyce.net/formal-bio/