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De Angela L. Duff

Symposium Creator, Curator, and Co-Producer

De Angela L. Duff is currently an Associate Vice Provost at New York University (NYU) and an Industry Professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Teaching in higher education since 1999, she is very passionate about educating students at the intersection of design, art and technology. She was acknowledged for this passion by being awarded the NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award. Over the last 15 years (and counting), one of her other passions is creating, developing and evaluating higher education curriculum in the emerging media and technology space, first at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and subsequently at Spelman College and New York University. She has also been in higher education administration since 2009.

De Angela’s mission is to share her passion for music, photography, design, technology, creativity, and productivity with others. She curates music symposia and produces, co-hosts, and edits the Prince & Prince-related podcasts for Grown Folks Music podcast network. In the past, she has organized the Prince BATDANCE symposium (2019) at Spelman College, the Prince EYE NO: Lovesexy symposium and the Betty Davis They Say I’m Different symposium both at NYU Tandon in 2018. She also co-produced the Peach + Black panel for the 30th anniversary of Prince’s Sign ‘O’ The Times (2017). From 2004 -2017, she also hosted No Turn Unstoned, an online, radio show of curated mixes.

De Angela speaks at numerous conferences internationally. She will be speaking at the upcoming Prince 78-88: An Interdisciplinary Conference in Minneapolis in June 2020. She has spoken at Black Portraiture[s] V, IV, III, II & II: Revisited, the Prince from MPLS symposium, Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of Prince, EYEO, NYC’s Creative Tech Week & Raising The Bar, AIGA’s Social Studies and Massaging Media 2 Conferences, and HOW’s Annual Design Conference. She has judged Eyebeam’s Trust Residency, Tribeca Film Institute’s New Media Fund, and HOW’s interactive design competition. Her work has been featured in publications such as HOW and Print magazines, and the books, Now Loading and www.animation: Animation Design for the World Wide Web.

De Angela holds an MFA in Studio Art (Photography) from Maryland Institute College of Art (MiCA), a BFA in Graphic Design from Georgia State University and a BS in Textile Engineering from Georgia Tech. Presently, she lives, works, and plays in Brooklyn and New York City.

Other Symposia Organized by De Angela

Grown Folks Music (GFM) Podcasts (De Angela only produces and edits the Prince & Prince-related ones.)