Image from .break .dance by Marisa Parham, 2019. Overview Today’s episode is going to take the shape of a slightly different format. It will be a conversation between myself, Amir Hall, and Dr. Marisa Parham. We discuss identity as expressed through our engagement with various digital media. The conversation takes a look at how digital technology has allowed us to transcend time and space and reinvent ourselves in virtual worlds. Full Transcript About Amir Hall and Marisa Parham Amir Hall feels freest, when dancing, writing or dreaming up stories to tell, he tells them in whichever form they ask, always, always with the intention of sharing the feeling of freedom. He considers all his works to be love offerings to his people; himself and his people: the poor, the black, the queer and the Creole. These days you can catch him reading and writing books for his MFA in Fiction at NYU. When he’s not studying, he works closely with artist Sonya Clark on the Solidarity Book Project. Marisa Parham is Visiting Professor of English at the University of Maryland, where she serves as director for the African American Digital Humanities initiative (AADHUM), and is the associate director for the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). She also co-directs the Immersive Realities Lab for the Humanities, which is an independent workgroup for digital and experimental humanities (irLhumanities). Parham’s current teaching and research projects focus on texts and technologies that problematize assumptions about time, space, and bodily materiality. She is currently developing Black Haints in the Anthropocene, a book-length interactive project that focuses on memory, haunting, digitality, and Black environmental experience. Parham holds a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. From 2001–2020 she served as Professor of English, Faculty Diversity and Inclusion officer, and Mellon Mays program advisor at Amherst College. From 2013–2017, she was the director (2013-2017) of Five College Digital Humanities, serving Amherst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and University of Massachusetts-Amherst. How to Listen You can listen to all available episodes and find program notes here on our website, or subscribe to the series via one of these providers: iTunes, Google, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher. About the Show Developed by the African American Design Nexus at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, The Nexus is a podcast that explores the intersection of design, identity, and practice through conversations with Black designers, writers and educators. The Nexus is produced in conjunction with a commitment by the Frances Loeb Library to acquire and create an open-access bibliography of various media suggested by the GSD community on the intersection between race and design. Show Credits The Nexus Season 2 is hosted by Tara Oluwafemi, a student in the Master of Architecture program at Harvard Graduate School of Design. The show is recorded and edited by Maggie Janik, and the theme music is produced by DJ Eway. Contact For all inquiries, please email email@example.com.
Amir Hall, two-time Black College Player of the Year, aspires to be first HBCU QB drafted by the NFL since '06. (Ep. 15)
The QB Podcast
Amir Hall, former QB for the Bowie State Bulldogs, talks about his experience playing at a D2 HBCU, his incredible record-breaking career in the CIAA Conference, and the reality of being an underdog going into the NFL draft. Hall, who sees himself as a QB in the Philip Rivers mold, was a back-to-back winner of the Black College Football Player of the Year. In spite of his stellar accolades (in three years, he set school records in passing yards, touchdowns, and passing efficiency), the reality is that Hall, at least on paper, is a long shot to make it to the NFL. No NFL team has drafted a QB from an HBCU (Historically Black College or University) since 2006. But Hall is no stranger to long odds. As a scrawny kid starting high school, he didn't just get cut from his high school team, he got cut from the JV! A few months ago, Quincy Avery entered intense pre-draft training with three very different QBs with vastly different resumes: Dwayne Haskins (a Heisman finalist); Tanner Mangum, a former Elite 11 co-MVP and BYU QB trying to show teams he's still NFL-calibre; and Hall, the Division 2 QB trying to make a giant leap to the league. Hall made great strides under Quincy's tutelage, and impressed scouts at an NFL pro day. If you don't hear Hall's name called in the first 7 rounds of the NFL draft, pay attention to signings of UDFA's--undrafted free agents. Every year, a significant percentage of UDFA's are on NFL rosters. ESPN's Undefeated site has done two excellent background pieces on Hall.https://theundefeated.com/whhw/bowie-state-qb-amir-hall-named-black-college-football-player-of-the-year/http://theundefeated.com/features/bowie-states-amir-hall-shows-hes-a-top-flight-quarterback/Video from Amir Hall NFL Pro dayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6jlZqklvuwAmir Hall told The QB he got a lot of inspiration from lyrics by DC-area rapper, Shy Glizzy's "Keep it Going"https://genius.com/Shy-glizzy-keep-it-goin-lyricsSupport the show (http://www.buzzsprout.com/219467)
Podcast Episode 95: No Dice from Tice for Amir Hall
HBCU Gameday Podcast
This week we try and get to the bottom of why Amir Hall only got to see four plays of action in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Where they do that at? Here's the rundown: 00-25:30 Amir Hall, 25:30-40:00 HBCU Basketball, 40:00-58:30 Grambling women's coach Freddie Murray, 58:30-End Papa Johns donates to Bennett College.
Podcast Episode 88: SWAC Championship Preview, Can Amir Hall win the Harlon
HBCU Gameday Podcast
SWAC insider B.J. Jones joins us to recap the Bayou Classic and look ahead to the SWAC Championship. Amir Hall is a finalist and for the Harlon Hill trophy, can he win it? Breaking news regarding Howard recruiting, Mike London is reaching back into the Bison cupboard.