If U missed the Prince #1plus1plus1is3 Virtual Symposium you can relive it by watching the video archives or reading about it! You can also find all speaker bios and presentation abstracts on the symposium website, https://1plus1plus1is3.polishedsolid.com.
#1plus1plus1is3 was a 3-day virtual symposium, celebrating Prince for 40 years of Controversy, 30 years of Diamonds & Pearls, and 20 years of The Rainbow Children, on 26-28 March 2021 (Fri-Sun)!
We had 500 people register on the Airmeet platform from 20 countries including the US, UK, Netherlands, Canada, Scotland, Belgium, France, Germany, Australia, and Denmark. We also had international speakers from the UK, the Netherlands, and Scotland. There was a steady-state of, approximately, 100 to 200 people at ALL times over the course of 3 days for approximately 8-9 hours per day.
#1plus1plus1is3 Keynote Videos
Diamonds & Pearls Keynote: Scott McCullough with moderator De Angela L. Duff
#1plus1plus1is3 The Rainbow Children Video
#1plus1plus1is3 Day 1 Welcome: The Rainbow Children with De Angela L. Duff and Arthur Turnbull
#1plus1plus1is3 The Rainbow Children Presentation: What You Mad About?: The "Work" Of The Rainbow Children by Monique W. Morris
#1plus1plus1is3 The Rainbow Children Presentation: ‘1 + 1 + 1 Is 3’ – Order, Discipline, Truth And Other Christian Values In Prince’s The Rainbow Children by Erica Thompson
#1plus1plus1is3 The Rainbow Children Presentation: The Opposite of Nato is What Now?: How Seriously Should We Take ‘The Rainbow Children’ Twenty Years On by Matt Thorne
#1plus1plus1is3 The Rainbow Children Presentation: 7 Ways Prince Celebrates Black History, Culture, And Political Ideology In The Rainbow Children by Aisha K. Staggers
#1plus1plus1is3 The Rainbow Children Presentation: Evolution: Prince’s 21st Century Gospel As Imagined Through The Rainbow Children by Rhonda Nicole
#1plus1plus1is3 The Rainbow Children Presentation: “Sheep Of Another Fold”: Resonances Of Prince’s The Rainbow Children In The Invention Of B.Slade, The Gospel Artist Formerly Known As Tonéx by Alisha Lola Jones
#1plus1plus1is3 The Rainbow Children Presentation: Deconstruction-Work & Racial Capitalism In The Rainbow Children by Robert Loss
#1plus1plus1is3 The Rainbow Children Presentation: The Truth Or That Which Is Resistant To It by KaNisa Williams
#1plus1plus1is3 Diamonds and Pearls Video
Day 2 Welcome: Diamonds and Pearls with De Angela L. Duff and Arthur Turnbull
#1plus1plus1is3 Diamonds and Pearls Presentation: The Black Bacchic: Music Videos Of The Diamonds And Pearls Era by Melay Araya
#1plus1plus1is3 Diamonds & Pearls Presentation: The Style We Sportin' by Casci Ritchie
#1plus1plus1is3 Diamonds and Pearls Presentation: Filthy Cute: Image, Style, And Dance In "Cream" by Karen Turman
#1plus1plus1is3 Diamonds and Pearls Presentation: Follow The Yellow Brick Road: Diamonds and Pearls by Laura Tiebert
#1plus1plus1is3 Diamonds and Pearls Presentation: Analyzing Diamonds & Pearls: Poetic Gems From A Poet Concerned With Every Aspect Of Life by C. Liegh McInnis
#1plus1plus1is3 Diamonds and Pearls Presentation: A Tale Of Two Princes: Diamonds & Pearls And The Myth Of Colorblindness In The Work Of Prince by Kamilah Cummings
#1plus1plus1is3 Diamonds and Pearls Presentation: “Money Don't Matter 2 Night”: Prince And The Mainstreaming Of Black Music In The 1990s by Mark Anthony Neal
#1plus1plus1is3 Diamonds and Pearls Presentation: Perhaps U Recall - "Gett Off" - The Quintessential Maxi Single by Harold Pride
#1plus1plus1is3 Day 2 Close: Diamonds and Pearls with De Angela L. Duff and Arthur Turnbull
#1plus1plus1is3 Controversy Videos
#1plus1plus1is3 Day 3 Welcome Controversy with De Angela L. Duff and Arthur Turnbull
#1plus1plus1is3 Controversy Presentation: Reproduction Of A New Breed, Leaders, Stand Up, Organize! by Christopher A. Daniel
#1plus1plus1is3 Controversy Presentation: Was Sexuality All He Ever Needed? Exploring Context and Currency in Prince’s Controversy by Steven G Fullwood
#1plus1plus1is3 Controversy Presentation: I Wish We All Were Nude: Allen Beaulieu’s Infamous “Shower Poster” As Aesthetic Linchpin And Artifact by Zachary Hoskins
#1plus1plus1is3 Controversy Presentation: New Age Revelation! by Edgar Kruize
This screenshot of Jason Orr is SO ATL, Kim! Thank you for capturing it!
#1plus1plus1is3 Day 3 Close: Controversy and Symposium with De Angela L. Duff and Arthur Turnbull
#1plus1plus1is3 Live Tweets
I’m sharing Darling Nisi’s here because her daily, live tweets were threaded.
chris/maddy (he/they) @madartistaThx @dmsrblog @darlingnisi @Miss_EThompson for keep the tweets alive and engaging, as always 💜🙏🏽 #1plus1plus1is3
Day 1 The Rainbow Children #1plus1plus1is3 Live Tweet TwitterThread
Day 2 Diamonds & Pearls #1plus1plus1is3 Live Tweet TwitterThread
Day 3 Controversy #1plus1plus1is3 Live Tweet TwitterThread by Darling Nisi
Erica Thompson’s #1plus1plus1is3 Reflection on A Purple Day in December Blog
Robert Loss’ #1plus1plus1is3 Reflection on his website
Zachary Hoskins’s #1plus1plus1is3 Reflection on his DMSR blog
Please let me know of any other media reflections about #1plus1plus1is3 that I may have missed!
I look forward to seeing you next year in 2022 for The #TripleThreat40 Hybrid (hopefully) Symposium for 40 years of Vanity 6’s eponymous debut, The Time’s What Time Is It? and Prince’s 1999 and The #SexyMF30 Virtual Symposium for 30 years of the Symbol album! Dates To Be Announced!
P.S. If you enjoyed the #1plus1plus1is3 symposium, please consider donating to the PRN Alumni Foundation, https://prnalumni.org!
PRN Alumni Foundation, officially formed in 2017, is comprised of former employees of Paisley Park and the international icon Prince. The group’s mission is to continue the generosity of their late boss who supported opportunities for underprivileged youth to grow in music, tech, arts, and education, and helped alumni members in-need. The foundation also supports urban farming initiatives that create sources of healthy foods where they are otherwise scarce.