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Sunday, March 13 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Defining The Diaspora: Global Collaboration and Social Change

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Defining The Diaspora: How New Models of Collaboration are Changing the World In the past, record labels and film studios were the principal gatekeepers in controlling media production and distribution. Not anymore. The internet and increased access to inexpensive and high quality recording technology have changed the rules of the game. This sea change marked the turn of the century for artists and content producers who are now granted access to once cost-prohibitive tools needed for producing and disseminating media. But how exactly has this played over the past decade and what role is left for labels and media distribution companies? Moreover, how are global collaborations amongst international artists helping to create new models of communication and cultural understanding? This lively discussion and media presentation will be led by critically acclaimed Social Entrepreneur, Media Producer and Public Speaker, Ben Herson (Nomadic Wax) and will explore how these technologies have allowed for new models of collaboration, cultural understanding and social change on a global scale.

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Jez Collins

Dir/ResearcherAdvantage West MidlandsA researcher in the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural research at Birmingham City University, Jez Collins is also the originator of the Birmingham Popular Music Archive (http://birminghammusicarchive.co.uk) Created to celebrate and engender... Read More →
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Benjamin Herson

FounderNomadic Wax LLCBEN HERSON is the founder and Executive Director of Nomadic Wax – a fair trade music, film and events production company with a focus on presenting politically and socially conscious music from around the world. Herson graduated with a B.A. in African Studies... Read More →

Sunday March 13, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Marriott Courtyard, Brazos 2-3 300 East 4th Street

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