Cul­ti­vat­ing Con­duits: Vir­tual At­tempts to Make a Real Con­nec­tion

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  • Mind the Gap

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  • Cul­ti­vat­ing Con­duits: Vir­tual At­tempts to Make a Real Con­nec­tion

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  • Panel: Mind the Gap

    El Paso, Texas/Juarez, Mex­ico is one of the largest bi-na­tional urban en­vi­ron­ments in the world. The cities of El Paso and Juarez have be­come in­creas­ingly iso­lated from one an­other since Jan­u­ary of 2008, when drug vi­o­lence in Mex­ico began to climb to un­prece­dented lev­els.  The Rubin Cen­ter has been a site for the de­vel­op­ment of a se­ries of cross-bor­der pro­jects that unite res­i­dents on both sides of the bor­der using both tech­no­log­i­cal and tac­tile ex­pe­ri­ences, in­clud­ing Tania Can­di­ani’s Bat­tle­ground (2009), Ivan Abreu’s Cross Co­or­di­nates (2010), Ar­can­gel Con­stan­tini’s con­tra <~> flujo (2010), and a year-long, in-process pro­ject with LA based artists Mario Ybarra and Karla Diaz of Slan­guage,  that con­nects youth on both sides of the bor­der using urban tac­tics and vir­tual com­mu­ni­ties (on ex­hi­bi­tion be­gin­ning May 2012).

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