The Monolith is an interactive digital sculpture that serves as an archival portal to commemorate Black women and LGBTQI figures, herstories, and stories.
Designer, creative technologist
Interface User Experience, Exhibit Design, Node, Web, Physical Fabrication
Iyapo Repository & Yvette King
Carnegie Mellon Library: “New Archives: Visions & Voices from the August Wilson Center Lab”
“…only the BLACK WOMAN can say when and where I enter, in the quiet, undisputed dignity of my womanhood, without violence and without suing or special patronage, then and there the whole Negro race enters with me.”
-Anna Julia Cooper.
The Monolith is an interactive digital sculpture that serves as an archival portal to commemorate Black women and LGBTQI figures, herstories, and stories. This interactive artifact houses custom libraries curated by Black Unicorn Library, organized around the categories of Love, Survival and Joy. The user’s experience is augmented through touch as users are encouraged to physically explore its form. Customized digital archives are curated through this tactile interaction and emailed to its architect.
Iyapo Repository is a resource library which houses a collection of digital and physical artifacts created to affirm and project the future of people of African descent. The collection is managed and developed through a series of participatory workshops where participants become archivists of a future history they envision.