516 ARTS and partners will host Digital Latin America, an outgrowth of the Latin American Forum for the award-winning International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA2012) produced by 516 ARTS last fall. It will explore the North/South axis of cultural development and exchange between South America, Central America and the Southwest United States.
Connecting individuals, cultures, traditions and social histories to a rapidly expanding global network remains not only a pressing challenge but a profound opportunity and necessity. The utopian notion of closing the digital divide represents a paradigm shift that encourages the participation of all communities and cultures to express themselves through contemporary methods and continue a progressive existence in today's technology dependent society. Digital Latin America looks at the ways in which artists negotiate the complex terrain between global and local, virtual and real, and political and private, in the creation of work that proposes alternative understandings of technology, art and cultural exchange.
Schedule of Events:
June 7: Digital Latin America Downtown Block Party
June 7-8: Digital Latin America Weekend Symposium
June 7-July 26: Exhibition: Luz Restirada-Latin American Photography
June 7-July 26: Exhibition: Oscar Muñoz-Biografías