Darke holds a B.A. in Design and an M.F.A. in Media Arts, both from UCLA. His work has been shown internationally at venues such as IndieCade, Ars Electronica, Game Devs of Color, Vector Fest, Grey Area Festival, Albright-Knox, and Science Gallery Detroit, as well as featured in a variety of publications, including KillScreen, NYLON, Essence, VICE News, The New York Times, and NPR.
I've been thinking about this thing I'm calling 'Black Virtuality' for the last few years. Loosely defined, it's the construction and consumption of Black bodies, Black cultures, and Black identities in virtual space. In games, film, and social media, Blackness is often extracted from Black people and fragmented into bite-sized, easily appropriated pieces. Through my work on the Open Source Afro Hair Library and other interventions, I seek to preserve a Black whole, distribute a Black intact, and grow the fluid virtual-corporeal community that I've always longed for.