Race Matters Series: Asian-American Cultural Production via the Internet
L.S. Kim talks about what makes online environments a distinctly different realm for racial discourse.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Where: MultiCultural Ctr., Channel Islands Rd., UCSB, CA
Age limit: Not available
Among the top 100 YouTube channels, a stunningly high number of YouTube celebrities are not who you might expect them to be: Asian-American. What makes on-line environments, both in terms of production and consumption, a distinctly different realm for racial discourse? It is no coincidence that alternative media forms and more directly, counter-hegemonic perspectives, are being created, fed, circulated, grown by performers of color via the Internet. In what ways can on-line self-production enable new terms for race and racial representation? L.S. Kim is a Visiting Associate Professor from the Department of Film and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz.
Event posted Oct. 2, 2012
Last updated Oct. 2, 2012