Black Vernacular: Reading New Media

A session at SXSW Interactive 2013

Sunday 10th March, 2013

12:30pm to 1:30pm (CST)

Black artists have to both find and fix the color line, no matter how ambiguous its parameters seem. Does new media provide more opportunities for Black artists than conventional modes of distribution? By examining vernacular art, design and film we can shed light on the nebulous topic of African-American aesthetics.

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Martine Syms

Publisher, Dominica

Martine Syms is a conceptual entrepreneur based in Los Angeles, California who grew up going to punk shows and watching lots of television. Her work focuses on the relationship between commercialism, identity and experience. She helps institutions, businesses and artists advance culture.

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Time 12:30pm1:30pm CST

Date Sun 10th March 2013


Room 6AB, Austin Convention Center

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