Racing Cyberculture explores new media art that challenges the 'race-blind' myth of cyberspace. The particular cultural workers whose productions are addressed are the performance and installation artist Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Roberto Sifuentes, the UK new media arts collective Mongrel, the conceptual artists and composer Keith Obadike, and the multimedia artist Prema Murthy. The author looks at how works by these artists bring forward questions of racial and cultural identity as they intersect with information technology.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Re-Searching Racial Projects in the Technoculture 2. Re-Playing ‘Racial Knowledge’ and Cybercultural Subjectivity 3. Re-Collecting Cyberculture and Racial Indentification in a Minoritarian Frame of Reference 4. Re-Posing Cyberporn and the Racialized Subject in Cyberculture. Conclusion: Addressing the Post-9/11 Crisis of Racialization
Chris McGahan (Ph.D. Performance Studies, NYU, 2004) is Adjunct Professor of English at Yeshiva University.