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Yoani Sanchez to speak at Cuba Symposium in NYC on March 15

Posted February 20, 2013 by publisher in Cuba Culture.
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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.

Symposium schedule

Friday March 15 at Hemmerdinger Hall, New York University, 100 Washington Square East

4:00 Introductory remarks

4:30 Keynote speach by Yoani Sanchez

8:00 Video presentations of DESPERTAR (2011) and OPERACION ALFA (2012) with Ricardo Figueredo Oliva at 53 Washington Square East. 

Saturday March 16 at The New School, 55 W. 13th St., Room 5311

12:00 - 2:00 The Internet and Social Media in Cuba: It’s Relevance and Impact with panelists Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Ted Henken, Ariana Hernandez-Reguant and Moderator Coco Fusco.

3:00-5:00 Cuba in a Global Context: Social Media and Political Change with panelists John Kelly, Yoani Sanchez, Nitin Sawhney, Thomas Werner and Moderator Sean Jacobs.

7:00 Direct from Havana: Pablo Menendez and Mezcla NYC

Sunday March 17 at The New School, 55 W. 13th St., Room 531

12:00 - 2:00 The Development of Autonomous Cultural and Public Spheres in Cuba Today with panelists Odette Casamayor-Cisneros, Ana Dopico, Pablo Menendez, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo and Moderator Chris Stover.

3:00 - 5:00 Plenary Session: What’s Next? Cuba’s Evolving Political and Cultural Landscape

For more information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit the website for The Revolution Recodified.

The event is sold out at this time but there may be a wait list. Watch the event registration page for more details.

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