• a reconnection with the community
  • a new sense of community for people in need
  • a reconnection with the community
  • a new sense of community for people in need
  • Asian American Study
    Confirmed speakers: Rhacel Parrenas, Aneesh Aneesh, Cara Wallis, Lisa Nakamura, Josephine Lee

    The 21st century has seen a mass migration of workers leaving Asia to live and work in the U.S. and elsewhere. Increasingly, digital media are functioning as essential platforms for Asian and other types of migration. Communication technologies such as mobile phones, online banking and remittance services, video sharing services, digital games, and VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) services such as Skype help workers learn about work and keep in touch with families abroad. And as virtual world games such as World of Warcraft become more globally popular, these digital media become themselves a virtual workplace.

    This is a free conference, but you must register in order to get a badge and to attend meals. there is a link to the registration page here. deadline for registration: by APRIL 15.

    "Technologies of Asian Migration: Media, Mobility, and Virtuality" that will feature experts on the traffic in digital labor, domestic labor, media practices and texts between Asia and America. The technologies that enable this form of traffic and cultural exchange and disapora distributes Asian bodies and representations of Asia all around the world. Many of these technologies such as the Internet, digital games, old and new media, and cellphones are relatively new and understudied. This conference will examine the role that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT's) play in all forms of migration and re-migration between Asia and the Americas.



The conference is cosponsored by

Committee on Institutional Cooperation

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Center for Advanced Study

Illinois Informatics Institute

Center for East Asian And Pacific Studies

Department of Anthropology

Department of English

Asian American Cultural Center

Center for Global Studies

Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Women & Gender in Global Perspectives

Department of Media and Cinema Studies

Institute of Communication Research

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