The Mobile Voices of L.A.’s Immigrants
Visions and Voices
Thursday, October 27, 2011 : 7:00pm
University Park Campus
Harris Hall (HAR)
Gin D. Wong Conference Center
Reception with live music to follow.
Admission is free.
Join us for a provocative evening of performance, media art and rebel phones. The event will highlight three extraordinary projects that support immigrant communities in Los Angeles through the use of mobile-phone devices. The controversial Transborder Immigrant Tool, a mobile-phone app by the Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g lab, helps sustain those crossing the border into the United States by assisting with directions to water and poetry. Voces Móviles/Mobile Voices (VozMob), a collaboration between USC’s Annenberg School and the Institute of Popular Education of Southern California, helps day laborers record and share their stories using cell phones. The LA Flood Project delivers a locative media narrative about crises in Los Angeles—both historical and imagined. These stories, located across the Southern California landscape, are mapped via GPS. The evening will also include photographs by Maria de Lourdes González Reyes, a reading by Roberto Leni-Olivares and a discussion moderated by USC Annenberg professor Josh Kun.
Organized by Mark C. Marino (Writing Program) and Roberto Leni-Olivares (Anthropology). Co-sponsored by the Institute for Multimedia Literacy, the Center for Transformative Scholarship, the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, El Centro Chicano and the Latina/o Student Assembly.
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