Keynote Speaker (April 2024)
Northeast STS Conference, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Keynote Speaker (January 2024)
Berklee Teachers on Teaching Conference, Berklee College of Music

(A)I, Rapper: Who Voices Hip-Hop’s Future? (January 2024)
Black Beyond Data Reading Group

Staying on Code: Blacksound, Intellectual Labor, and the Future of AI Hip-Hop (September 2023)
Just Tech Speaker Series

Staying on Code: Blacksound, Intellectual Labor, and the Future of AI Hip-Hop (July 2023)
SSRC Data Fluencies Labor and Technology Workshop—Vancouver, CA

A(I), Rapper: Who Voices Hip Hop's Future? (June 2023)
HASTAC Conference: Critical Making and Social Justice, Pratt Institute

Writing at the Intersection of  Science & Technology Studies & Hip Hop Poetics (November 2022)
Department of Music, Oxford University

Afrofuturism: Rhythm & Poetry (October 2022)
Each One Teach One (EOTO)—Berlin, DE

Afrofuturism—Vision of the Future: Interactive Lecture with Sammus (October 2022) - Read
Elbphilharmonie—Hamburg, DE

On "Insecure," Cultural Appropriation, and Hip Hop Feminist Game Design (March 2021)
Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Brown University

Leading Voices Speaker Series (March 2021)
Northeastern University

North American Conference on Video Game Music Keynote Address (June 2020)
Ithaca College

On Boundary Work and Professional Audition (September 2019)
Making and Doing Exhibition at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Conference—New Orleans, LA

Black Musicking Online and IRL (Februrary 2019)
Vassar College

Mighty Morphing Artistry & Multivalent Art Spaces (November 2018)
Center for the Arts in Society, Carnegie Mellon

Intersections Between the Arts and Sciences (November 2018)
College of Science & Engineering, Western Washington University

MLK Symposium: On Finding My Voice (February 2017)
School of Information, University of Michigan

A Short Talk About Tears (September 2016) - Watch
XOXO Festival

Papa Sangre and the Construction of Immersion (April 2014)
Ludomusicology 2014: Game Audio Conference, University of Chichester

Making Music at Southside: The Politics of Community Studios (April 2014)
New York African Studies Association Conference, SUNY Cortland

Audio Game Explorations: On Disability, Gender, and the Construct of Immersion in Papa Sangre (March 2014)
Critical Juncture Conference, Emory University

Audio Games: Virtual Space & Gamers as Constructed by Listening (April 2013)
Rutgers Media Studies Conference: Extending Play, Rutgers University


Algorithmic Creativity: The Implications of Artificial Intelligence on Creative Labour (June 2024)
International Communication Association Conference

MozFest Funder Summit (June 2024)
MozFest, Amsterdam, NL

Meanwhile Film Screening Talkback (April 2024)
Brown Arts Institute

AI and Labor (April 2024)
Association for Computer and the Humanities, Clark University

Recognition: Generative AI's Labor Impacts (February 2024) - Watch + Listen
Data & Society, The Ford Foundation

The Future and Impact of AI on the Performing Arts (January 2024)
Association of Professional Arts Association Conference

Whose Work is This? Authorship in the Age of AI (November 2023)
Office of the Provost & Data Science Institute, Brown University

Black Feminist Worldmaking Panel (October 2023)
Imagining America National Gathering—Providence, RI

Creativity in the Age of AI (May 2023)
Human Centered Artificial Intelligence, Stanford University

Pass the Mic: New Directions in Poetics, A Reading and Roundtable Event (March 2023)
Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Brown University

Collectors, Selectors, KEEPERS, and MCs: Black Feminist Sonic World-Making (November 2022)
American Studies Association Annual Conference—New Orleans, LA

Afrofuturism: Listening Session w/ Theo Croker (October 2022) - Watch
Elbphilharmonie—Hamburg, DE

Ethics & Aesthetics (September 2022) - Watch
3rd Conference on AI Music and Creativity (AIMC)—Wāko, JP

Collectors, Selectors, KEEPERS, and MCs: Black Feminist Sonic World-Making (March 2022)
Centre for the Study of United States, University of Toronto

Making Home | Tender Dialogues (March 2022) - Watch
Brown Arts Institute, Brown University

Co-Opting AI: Music (June 2021) - Watch
NYU Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University

Afrofuturism's Reimagined Tomorrows (January 2021) - Watch
New American—Arizona State University

Cyborg Promenade with Sammus and Travis Lau (November 2020)
Choices & Challenges - Technology & Disability: Counternarratives Forum, Virginia Tech

Residual Noise Conference (October 2020)
Brown University

Where Are We Now? | Remaking the Real (October 2020) - Watch
Brown Arts Institute, Brown University

The Future of Art (September 2020)
School of Art & Design, University of Michigan

Cross-Genre Come-Up for the DIY Creative (March 2020)
South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festival—Austin, TX (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Hip Hop and Games (July 2019)
Game Developers of Color Expo—Schomburg Center

Alternative Futurisms (September 2018) - Watch
Becoming Interplanetary Symposium, Library of Congress

Well-Read Black Girl x Rest in Beats (September 2017)
Inaugural Well Read Black Girl Festival, BRIC

Transgressing the "View" from Nowhere’: Experiments in Transfeminist Epistemologies and Multisensory Ethnographies (October 2014)
National Women Studies Association Conference—San Juan, PR


JOCO Cruise. March 9-16, 2024.

ORD Camp. Chicago, IL. January 24–25, 2020.

JOCO Cruise. March 9-16, 2019.

Decolonize Mars Unconference. Library of Congress, Washington DC. June 28–29, 2018.

Kickstarter: People We Love Camp. Brooklyn, NY. October 13–15, 2017.


Mercury Lounge—New York, NY
September 4-25, 2018

Center for Arts in Society—Carnegie Mellon University
November 11-18, 2018

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