Tag Archives: culture

Q&A with Phil Hutinet: Illuminating Historic Anacostia

  Arch Development Corporation, a not-for-profit community-based organization, put out a call for entries to implement “temporiums” and performances, as well as short videos, to revitalize storefronts and empty lots in Anacostia, a historic neighborhood in the southeast quadrant of Washington, D.C. The 3- to 6-month projects will be launched at the one-day LUMEN8Anacostia festival on April […]

Hip-Hop as Transnational Protest in “Furious Force of Rhymes”

    Hip-hop has always been breaking down barriers. American hip-hop artists were among the first to have videos shown on MTV, with shows like Yo! MTV Raps, which brought them national notoriety, intertwining their music with the dawn of a new global era in music. The evolution of hip-hop has not been confined to […]

Telling Indigenous Stories through Digital Media

  My mother is from the Amis (or Amei, 阿美, in Chinese) tribe of the coastal plains in southeastern Taiwan. Her people are one of the 13 officially recognized indigenous groups on the island (though there have been dozens, if not hundreds, of “unofficial” tribal communities that have existed throughout Taiwan’s history.) To me, my Amis family represents […]