Invidual residences

CASSIDY PARONG

From Monday, 26 October 2020 to Friday, 6 November 2020

CASSIDY PARONG
Writer & Linguist
California

Bio

Cassidy Parong is an assistant researcher with the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages, as well as a dancer, facilitator, and award­winning poet. Having graduated with honors in Linguistics at the University of California Santa Cruz, she is now working towards a degree in dance and creative writing with a focus in political theory, activism, and education. Her work centers on the experimentation of forms, and incorporates interactive media with community­centered design and integration. Using poetry’s deeply­rooted tendency of subverting the norm, alongside embodied movement’s reframing capacities, she hopes to use her skills to advocate for language rights, support linguistic diversity and revitalization, and create works that engage in the dismantling of cycles and systems of oppression while simultaneously cultivating regenerative and sustainable communities.

Project

Playable media’s unique ability to invest users with a sense of agency renders it a potent tool for creating learning environments that are more effective, nuanced, and responsive to individual learners’ needs. My project brings linguistic preservation into accessible revitalization via interactive educational forms. I will consider education research as well as digital platforms in creating a playable interface specifically designed for language learning and retention — with the intent of serving endangered language communities with modern technological innovations.

Notícies, articles i activitats