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De Angela L. Duff

#SOTTSDC Creator & Curator

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.

De Angela’s mission is to share her passion for music, photography, design, technology, creativity & productivity with others. She curates music symposia, including the upcoming #SOTTSDC (2020) celebrating the release of Prince’s Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe & #1plus1plus1is3 (2021) for 40 yrs of Controversy, 30 yrs of Diamonds & Pearls, and 20 yrs of The Rainbow Children Prince albums. Her past symposia include Prince #DM40GB30 (2020) virtual via Hopin, 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 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. Additionally, she has been conducting Time Warrior workshops on time management, project management, and productivity since 2011. From 2004 -2017, she also hosted No Turn Unstoned, an online, radio show of curated mixes.

De Angela speaks at numerous conferences internationally. Next, she will be speaking at the Dayton Funk Symposium in April 2021 and the Prince 78-88: An Interdisciplinary Conference at The University of Minnesota in June 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. She has judged Eyebeam’s Trust Residency, Tribeca Film Institute’s New Media Fund, and HOW’s Interactive Design Competition. 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) and 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.

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 Curated & Organized by De Angela

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