My name is Char and I am an Afro Fractalist I’ve been living in New York for almost 20 years—right now I’m getting my masters in data analytics and visualizations at Pratt and I’m from Rochester, NY—kinda I guess— I’d rather say I’m from my mom, but yeah.
So my name is Lina Chang and I currently work with audio recordings and formatting and digitizing analog audio and that kinda got me into working with the oral history project with the Brooklyn Public Library and I work with people all over Brooklyn to like document their stories - prior to that I experimented with audio as a form of art trying to work with different recording styles and thinking of different abstract ways to capture audio. I’m originally from LA, but I’ve also lived in Korea as well.
Well Lina and I both work here, we did not know that until you invited us to participate in this project which was really wonderful. I think that it was really nice that you said you would come here to us rather than go somewhere else. I know for me I feel pretty comfortable here and it's a really nice environment to be doing this.
It was really serendipitous at one point because we were both standing next to each other and I didn’t even plan to be there at that moment and I remember that we were talking about the cellphones and like I saw the phones on the table-