February 22, 2021
On Friday, February 26, 2021 at 4 pm EST Stamps Professor Ron Eglash delivers the keynote address at the 2021 Blackathon, a conference that brings leaders in technology together from across the African diaspora to create emancipatory technologies for African descended people.
Eglash studies how math and culture intersect, as well as general race and ethnicity issues in science and technology. He aims to challenge the narrative that ethnic minority architecture is “disorganized” or “primitive”; through his research, he has shown that many aspects of African design — in architecture, art, and even hair braiding — are based on perfect fractal patterns. His diverse research interests also include African and Native American Cybernetics and culturally-specific design tools that help children learn math.