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The Revolution Recodified

The Revolution Recodified: Digital Culture and the Public Sphere In Cuba

Friday, March 15, 2013 – Sunday, March 17, 2013

DAY 1: Hemmerdinger Hall, 100 Washington Square East, New York University, New York NY 10003 (map)
DAY 2: Tishman Auditorium, 66 west 12th street, The New School, New York NY 10003 (map)
DAY 3: Theresa Lang Center, Arnold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, The New School, New York NY 10003 (map)

Thank you for watching the live stream of the conference keynote address by Yoani Sánchez! Please note that there will be no live stream for the following conference days.



The Revolution Recodified is a three-day conference at The New School and New York University about the impact of digital technology in Cuban culture and society. For more than a decade, Cuban artists, musicians, independent journalists and librarians have teamed with computer scientists and engineers on the island and in the diaspora to foment a socially engaged and politically independent culture using digital technology. The conference will explore the ways that digital technology is transforming Cuba’s cultural and political landscape by challenging the state’s longstanding monopoly on communications media and its hegemonic control of cultural production and distribution. For a detailed program, biographies, and more information, please click here.



Friday March 15, New York University

4:00pm :: Opening and Keynote with Yoani Sánchez
Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver College of Arts & Science (map)
Simultaneous translation from Spanish into English will be provided. A reception will follow.

Note: Seating for the keynote is limited. Those holding a reservation must arrive by 3:30PM to secure their seats.
No further reservations will be taken. Those without reservations should arrive early as overflow seating will be available. There will be heightened security for this event; every guest will be asked to present photo ID.

If interest exceeds seating capacity, please note that the livestream will also be shown at the King Juan Carlos Center Auditorium, 53 WashingtonSquare South, beginning at 4:00pm. Open to the public; photo ID required.

8:00pm :: Video Program - Despertar (2011) & Operación Alfa (2012), directed by Ricardo Figueredo Oliva
Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver College of Arts & Science (map)


Saturday March 16, The New School

Room 5311, 55 W. 13th Street, The New School (map)

12:00 – 2:00pm :: The Internet and Social Media in Cuba: Its Relevance and Impact

3:00 – 5:00pm :: Cuba in a Global Context: Social Media and Political Change

7:00pm :: PERFORMANCE: Direct from Havana, Cuba: Pablo Menendez and Mezcla NYC


Saturday March 17, The New School

Theresa Lang Center, Arnold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, The New School (map)

12:00 – 2:00pm :: The Development of Autonomous Cultural and Public Spheres in Cuba Today

3:00 – 5:00pm :: PLENARY SESSION: What's Next? Cuba's Evolving Political and Cultural Landscape



For a detailed program, biographies, and more information, please click here.

This event was made possible thanks to support from The New School: Academic Events Fund, Parsons Cross School Funds, Eugene Lang College, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, The Vera List Center for Art and Politics; and New York University: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Department of Comparative Literature, The College of Arts and Science, and The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy.