The Revolution Recodified: Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez’s First-Ever Appearance in the US

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The New School ( brings prize-winning Cuban writer Yoani Sanchez for the first time to the United States to deliver The Revolution Recodified conference’s keynote address on the impact of social media in Cuba. Prior to her arrival in New York, Sanchez, an internationally renowned critic of Cuba’s political leadership, has for six years had her travel restricted by the Cuban government. Best known for her blog Generation Y,, Sanchez is the leading figure of an independent online cultural movement in Cuba composed of writers, artists, musicians, and activists.

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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. It is organized by Coco Fusco and Chris Stover and supported by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, among others. 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 explores 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.

Location: New York University, New York :: March 15, 2013
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