Dec 8

Critical Play and Rest

Hybrid/ Zoom + Milstein 103

This year, the Digital Humanities Center is bringing back our monthly learning community on Speculative Technologies for Liberatory Worlds to build capacity for what adrienne maree brown calls “radical imagination,” where “all efforts to bend the arc of the future towards justice, is science fictional behavior.” Come build community with students, staff, and faculty and explore imaginative possibilities through hands-on activities, critical play games, and more.

In this fourth session, we will explore various ways to engage in critical play and rest. With finals season inevitably comes stress, overworking, and exhaustion. In order to live sustainably, we have to learn to balance this stress with intentional play and rest. Come join us and take some time away from studying to meditate, color, work on a puzzle, play with our new sensory tools and stim toys, check out a book, and/or just relax! This session will be hosted in collaboration with the Movement Lab

Notice: This hybrid session will be hosted on zoom and in both the Digital Humanities Center (MIL 103) and the Movement Lab (MIL LL020). In-person participants are encouraged to stop by the DHC first for Critical Play and snacks and then transition to the Movement Lab for Critical Rest at their leisure.

Critical Play and Rest Flyer

The learning community will be held on the following dates (all Thursdays) from 4:00-5:30 PM: 9/15, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/26, 2/9, 3/9, 4/13. You don't have to attend every session--drop in when you can!

The Digital Humanities Center is committed to hosting and supporting programming that reflects its core values of inclusivity, sustainability, exploration, and collaboration. For questions, accommodation requests, or issues, email us at