Graduation 2020

May 26, 2020
by Cody Mejeur

Palah Light Lab congratulates two of our graduating Light Labbers: Awa Sow and Andrea Pagan. We are grateful for all the work and research they contributed to the lab. Their presence will be missed as they move forward into the post-Buffalo beyond.

Awa Sow graduates this May with a BS in Biological Sciences. Awa’s interests are in queer and film studies, and she worked on several related projects over the course of the semester. First, she facilitated the planning and visit of Alex Juhasz and Kat Chairs for their screening and talk, “Metanoia: Aids, Women, Incarceration and Video Activism,” as part of Buffalo’s PLASMA series. Awa also helped research the finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards, for which PLL founder Margaret Rhee was a judge this year.

Andrea Pagan will defend her thesis project this August for her MFA in Media Study. She specializes in physical computing and installation work.

In the lab, she applied her expertise to helping update and re-install “The Kimchi Poetry Machine,” a 2014 tangible-computing project by Margaret Rhee. Andrea also worked on compiling grant research and helping to research funding sources for the future of Palah Light Lab.


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Palah 파랗 Light Lab is based between the following institutions:


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Digital Scholarship Studio and Network, University at Buffalo

Gender Institute, University at Buffalo

Digital Humanities & Literary Cognition Lab, Michigan State University

The Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab, University of Southern California

The Maker Lab in the Humanities (MLab), University of Victoria

Trope Tank, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Metalab, Harvard University

The Transformative Play Lab, University of California, Irvine

Berkeley Center for New Media, University of California, Berkeley