Dr. Harell echoed his commentary on phantasms to me, how the people who code also code in real life problems into games that should be unproblematic in concept (characters are genderless, we don’t code in genitals and sex, it’s just a game). But with any source of media comes commentary of representation. With commentary comes […]
About Irisdelia Garcia
Irisdelia Garcia is a senior at Amherst College from the Bronx, NY. She is an English major concentrating in Digital Humanities and is also studying for the Multicultural Theater Certificate in the Five Colleges. Her work is focused on manufactured identities, bodies in spaces, and Puerto Rican history in relationship to technology and poetry.
I love Janelle Monáe. Like, I want to be her when I grow up. She has an immense sense of confidence, is amazingly talented, and her hair game is always strong. She is also a self-proclaimed android. And not in the way you might think of the world of Ghost in the Shell or the very campy The Terminator. No, […]
“Grandma, are we black?” “Well, there are people who are black in our family…” “So, are we white?” “No, definitely not.” “What are we then?” My grandma couldn’t quite reply. It has always been a sore topic, the topic of identity for Puerto Ricans. However, our identity is deeper and more heartbreaking than the classification of […]