Event will include “sneak peek” of ‘Girl Island’—a documentary on Stone’s life and history of activism—and discussion with Stone and film’s director and art director
New York University will host “An Evening with Sandy Stone”—a “sneak peek” of Girl Island, which chronicles her life and long history of activism, and a discussion with Stone, director Marjorie Vecchio, and art director Bishakh Som—on Tues., April 4, 6-8 p.m., at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Square South, Room 804 [at LaGuardia Place]).
The event, which is hosted by the NYU Liberal Studies DEI Committee and the NYU LGBTQ+ Center, will also include NYU Liberal Studies Professor Tamuira Reid and Teagan Rabuano, assistant director of the NYU LGBTQ+ Center. It is free and open to the public; registration is required at the event’s website.
Allucquére Rosanne “Sandy” Stone is professor emerita and founding director of the Advanced Communication Technologies Laboratory (ACTLab) and the Convergent Media program at the University of Texas at Austin, Wolfgang Kohler Professor of Media and Performance at the European Graduate School, a fellow of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and a Banff Centre senior artist.
Stone, a founder of the academic discipline of transgender studies, a new media pioneer, and multimedia and performance artist, has conducted research on the neurological basis of vision and hearing for the National Institutes of Health. She was also a member of the Bell Telephone Laboratories Special Systems Exploratory Development Group and has been a Silicon Valley consultant, computer programmer, writer, and engineering manager. As a recording engineer, she worked with artists such as Jimi Hendrix and has produced and/or engineered over 100 rock, folk, blues, and classical albums.
Stone has appeared in films such as The Lady and the Dale, Gendernauts, Genderation, and Traceroute, and published books, essays, and articles, including The War of Desire and Technology at the Close of the Mechanical Age and The Empire Strikes Back: A Posttranssexual Manifesto. Her work has been translated into more than 27 languages, including English, Spanish, Swedish, French, Japanese, Italian, Chinese, and Bulgarian.
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About Liberal Studies at NYU
Liberal Studies at NYU is recognized for its interdisciplinary, global liberal arts curriculum, experiential learning, and small, seminar-style classes. It offers the best of both worlds: a small college experience nestled within a large urban research university. Liberal Studies has the second largest entering first year undergraduate class each year at NYU. Its classrooms are small; its presence is large and far-reaching.
About the NYU LGBTQ+ Center
The NYU LGBTQ+ Center creates a welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff, and alums to engage with and develop their understanding of LGBTQ+ communities through programs, events, learning and development, support, resource sharing, and consultation.