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What the South Has to Say in Today's Digital Age
Sunday, March 13
12:30PM - 1:30PM
412 Congress Ave
Twenty years ago, Outkast’s Andre 3000 declared, "The South's got something to say,” and confirmed the dominance of a new southern sound in hip-hop. Today — from hip-hop to digital innovation — the South's cultural influence has only continued to grow. And thanks to the digital revolution, creatives now have a direct voice that allows them to represent a more authentic and nuanced view of southern culture.
Hear from musicians, authors, a cultural scholar & an Oscar-winning filmmaker about how digital has changed the culture of the south, how it will continue to shift culture in the future, and how the south's historical legacy (good & bad) influences their work today.
Brandon Oldenburg is an award-winning illustrator, designer, sculptor, TCM host and film director.
Since co-founding Moonbot Studios, he has won an Academy Award® for The Fantastic Flying Books ...Show the rest
Chuck Reece is a founder and the editor-in-chief of The Bitter Southerner — a new kind of online magazine, offering one great story from the South every week. He is also a minority partner in Kredi...Show the rest
The Four Four Beat Project
Joycelyn A. Wilson, aka Dr. Joyce, is a Hip Hop generation scholar of social and cultural foundations of education. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Learning Sciences and Technolo...Show the rest
Lee Bains III
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
Lee Bains is the leader of the Birmingham-based rock band, Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, whose most recent album, “Dereconstructed,” was a pointed exploration of Southern history and modern culture.