Presentation: Richard Marciano, SDSC and David Theo Goldberg, UCHRI "Redlining California"
BIO: David Theo Goldberg, Ph.D., works on a variety of issues, including political theory, race and racism, ethics, law and society, critical theory, and cultural studies. Most recently, his work has focused on digital humanities, leading him to co-found HASTAC with Duke University's Cathy Davidson. Earlier in his career, he produced independent films and music videos (some of which aired on MTV), and co-directed the award-winning short film on South Africa, "The Island". His books include The Racial State (2002); Racial Subjects: Writing on Race in America (1997); and EthicalTheory and Social Issues: Historical Texts and Contemporary Readings (1989/1995), and he has also edited or co-editedmany volumes, including A Companion to Gender Studies (2005); A Companion to Racial and Ethnic Studies (2002); Relocating Postcolonialism (2002); Multiculturalism: A CriticalReader (1994); Jewish Identity (1993); and Anatomy of Racism (1990). He currently serves as the Director of theUniversity of California Humanities Institute (UCHRI).
Bio taken, with edits, from David Theo Goldberg's bio on UCHRI's site
BIO: Richard Marciano received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Iowa in 1992. He currently directs the Sustainable Archives and Library Technologies (SALT) lab at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). An interdisciplinary lab, The SALT Lab is designed to develop information technology strategies in digital archiving. His work in computational environmental science includes an initiative to build a web-based interdisciplinary data archive for the San Diego River Watershed. His research interests include the preservation of digital archives, data and knowledge-based information integration, and historical topics in urban and regional development.
Bio taken, with edits, from his bio on UCSD's Superfund Basic Research Program page
TALK: Richard Marciano and David Theo Goldberg presented the Testbed for the Redlining Archives of California's Exclusionary Spaces (T-RACES) project, an interdisciplinary effort to study the history of "redlining", the practice of refusing people insurance and loans based on the neighborhood in which they live, and its racial, and racist, implications. Based on archives previously unavailable to the public, now digitized, the project studies, and enables others to study, visual representations of historical segregation.
Jonathan Tarr's live-blog of the presentation