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 & productivity with others. She curates music and academic symposia, including the upcoming, virtual #1plus1plus1is3 (2021) for 40 yrs of Controversy, 30 yrs of Diamonds & Pearls, and 20 yrs of The Rainbow Children Prince albums and the most recent Learning To Teach Creative Technologies Remotely UnSymposium (2021). Her past symposia include the virtual Prince #DM40GB30 (2020), Prince BATDANCE (2019) at Spelman College, and Prince EYE NO: Lovesexy (2018) & Betty Davis–They Say I’m Different (2018) both at NYU Tandon. She also produced #SOTTSDC: Peach + Black 2: Sign ‘O’ The Times Super Deluxe Celebration (2020) and co-produced Peach + Black for the 30th anniversary of Prince’s Sign ‘O’ The Times (2017), also at NYU Tandon. She also produces, co-hosts, and edits the Prince & Prince-related podcasts for Grown Folks Music. Since 2011, she has been conducting Time Warrior workshops on time management, project management, and productivity. From 2004 -2017, she also hosted No Turn Unstoned, an online, radio show of curated mixes.

Her words have been published in Prince and Popular Music: Critical Perspectives on an Interdisciplinary Life (2020, Bloomsbury) & the Black Magnolias Literary Journal’s Special Issue on Prince (2020). Her creative work has been featured in publications such as HOWPrint magazines, and the books, Now Loadingwww.animation: Animation Design for the World Wide Web. She is, also, one of the featured, educator interviews in the book, Code as Creative Medium: A Handbook for Computational Art and Design (2021, MIT Press)

She has spoken on WNYC, BBC Manchester, and Minnesota Public Radio, and has judged Eyebeam’s Trust Residency, Tribeca Film Institute’s New Media Fund, and HOW’s Interactive Design Competition.

De Angela also speaks at numerous conferences internationally. Next, she will be speaking at the and the Prince 78-88: An Interdisciplinary Conference at The University of Minnesota in June 2021 and the Dayton Funk Symposium in November 2021. She has spoken at Black Portraiture[s] V (NYU), IV (Harvard), III (South Africa), II (Florence, Italy) & II: Revisited (NYU), the Prince from MPLS symposium at the University of Minnesota, Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of Prince at the University of Salford in Manchester, England, EYEO in Minneapolis, MN, NYC’s Creative Tech Week & Raising The Bar, AIGA’s Social Studies: Educating Designers in a Connected World at MiCA in Baltimore, Maryland, AIGA’s Massaging Media 2: Graphic Design Education in the Age of Dynamic Media in Boston, MA, and HOW’s Annual Design Conference.

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 & Events Organized by De Angela

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