Art projects like Keith Obadike's post-modern, post-black, post-everything Ebay auction and Prema Murthy's ironically pornographic 'BindiGirl' illustrate how vexing questions of race have followed us out of the analog world and into the brave new digital one. The upcoming Race in Digital Space conference at the University of Southern California (October 10-12) will explore this complex territory, which too often gets mired in discussions about the 'digital divide.' The conference is free, and features the likes of Isaac Julien, Pamela Z and DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid. Why does race matter? Because we live both inside and outside 'the box,' and although technology may be race-blind, its applications are anything but. -Cinqu
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