Two Talks This Week

First, tomorrow @ MIT (5:15pm, 14E-310):

What can we learn about contemporary culture from watching dayglo-clad teenagers dancing geekily in front of their computers in such disparate sites as Brooklyn, Buenos Aires, Johannesburg, and Mexico City? How has the embrace of “new media” by so-called “digital natives” facilitated the formation of transnational, digital publics? More important, what are the local effects of such practices, and why do they seem to generate such hostile responses and anxiety about the future?


Next, Thursday @ Princeton (4:30pm, McCormick Hall 101):

A roundtable featuring myself and my co-editor Raquel, the brilliant blogger Marisol LeBron, DJ El NiƱo (one of my key consultants while writing my chapter for the book), Ines “Deevani” Rooney (aka, reggaeton singer and sister of Luny), and the great Miguel Luciano (whose Pure Plantainum pic really makes our book cover POP).