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November 22, 2006

Radio Communities:


The Other Side of the Electronic Divide

Radio Communities: The Other Side of the Electronic Divide :: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 – 6:30 p.m. :: The Vera List Center For Art And Politics :: The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, New York City :: Admission: $8, free for all students, as well as New School faculty, staff and alumni with valid ID.

Radio creates a broadly accessible dimension in which various communities can meet, exchange, discuss, and develop ideas on their own terms, often free of commercial and governmental constraints and regulations. It is thus transforming the way we think of notions of geography and public place. Since cyberspace and advanced technologies in media have not yet reached all of the developing world, broadcast radio is still the easiest medium for sharing knowledge across borders and in spite of the restraints of time and space—a quality that also informs artistic radio endeavors. As a non-visual medium, radio has also gained additional prominence and validity in politically charged situations, where a certain degree of anonymity is necessary. What political, cultural and humanitarian goals can be served by this medium exclusively? How does radio function as a tool for shared information? This panel discusses the ability of airwaves to keep the world connected near and far, and where other technology fails.

Posted by jo at November 22, 2006 04:29 PM