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State of the Re:Union

State of the Re:Union: Internet Communities

Saturday, January 12, 2013

At this point in the 21st century, it’s kind of impossible to talk about community-building without, at some point, talking about the internet. The way we meet people, establish connections, maintain our relationships and fight for what we believe in has been radically transformed by the web—and it’s still transforming.
But often, when we’re talking about these changes, the focus is either on pure enthusiasm about the possibilities presented by the limitlessness of the web, or anxiety about online connections replacing physical ones.

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The Takeaway

What Race is Your Avatar?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Do you play video games? If so, what color is your avatar? Does it look like you? Or someone or something else entirely? Do you make presumptions about the identities of other players? Do they make them about you? In short, how does identity and race play out in our virtual worlds? Jeff Yang, organized a panel on this topic last week at South By Southwest called "E-Race: Avatars, Anonymity and the Virtualization of Identity." Jeff Yang also writes the Asian Pop column for the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Features

Guerilla Artists Stage MoMA Invasion

Friday, October 15, 2010

There's an exhibit of secret art on view now at the Museum of Modern Art, thanks to a group of guerilla artists from around the world.

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Soundcheck

New Musical Instruments

Thursday, May 13, 2010

More musical instruments?  That's fine, as long as we have more people playing them. 

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