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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

Cost: Free

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Lectures

Description:

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.

Phone: 805-893-8411

Event posted Oct. 2, 2012
Last updated Oct. 2, 2012

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