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The Revolution Recodified: Digital Culture and the Public Sphere in Cuba

The Revolution Recodified: Digital Culture and the Public Sphere in Cuba

A conference organized by Coco Fusco and Chris Stover

Hosted by The New School and New York University

March 15 – 17, 2013 

The Revolution Recodified is a three-day conference at The New School and New York University about the impact of digital technology in Cuban culture and society. For more than a decade, Cuban artists, musicians, independent journalists and librarians have teamed with computer scientists and engineers on the island and in the diaspora to foment a socially engaged and politically independent culture using digital technology. The conference will explore the ways that digital technology is transforming Cuba’s cultural and political landscape by challenging the state’s longstanding monopoly on communications media and its hegemonic control of cultural production and distribution.
 

PROGRAM:

FRIDAY, MARCH 15 Hemmerdinger Hall, New York University, 100 Washington Square East

4:00 INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

4:30 KEYNOTE: Yoani Sanchez

8:00 VIDEO PROGRAM: DESPERTAR (2011) and OPERACION ALFA (2012)

Ricardo Figueredo Oliva /Screening at Juror Lecture Hall, Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East  

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 The New School, 55 W. 13th St., Room 5311

12:00-2:00 THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA IN CUBA: ITS RELEVANCE AND IMPACT

Panelists: Orlando Luis Pardo LazoTed Henken, Ariana Hernandez-Reguant

Moderator: Coco Fusco.

3:00-5:00 CUBA IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT: SOCIAL MEDIA AND POLITICAL CHANGE

Panelists: John KellyYoani SanchezNitin SawhneyThomas Werner

Moderator: Sean Jacobs

7:00  DIRECT FROM HAVANA, CUBA: PABLO MENENDEZ AND MEZCLA NYC

SUNDAY, MARCH 17 Theresa Lang Center, Arnold Hall, 55 West 13th street, 2nd floor

12:00-2:00 THE DEVELOPMENT OF AUTONOMOUS CULTURAL AND PUBLIC SPHERES IN CUBA TODAY

Panelists: Odette Casamayor-CisnerosAna DopicoPablo MenendezOrlando Luis Pardo Lazo Moderator: Chris Stover

3:00-5:00 PLENARY SESSION WHAT’S NEXT? CUBA’S EVOLVING POLITICAL AND CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: fuscoc@newschool.edu