What is the power of history? What is the power of memory? These are the questions we are considering in our ongoing project, The Barrios of El Paso Digital History Project, an ongoing project of the Institute of Oral History (IOH) at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).
A couple of days ago, I came across an article about a letter written by John Steinbeck to Marilyn Monroe—yes, the Nobel-prize winner to the curvy sex symbol. But what would a literary writer be asking from the Hollywood bombshell?
The past few months have taught me that there's more to the visual arts than what first glance can really capture. The narratives of stories painted are ones bonded to the artists themselves.
I remember when I first joined Instagram a few years ago, I wondered why the profile pictures of some of my followers appeared at the top of my phone’s screen with orange-pink rings around them. When I tapped on their profiles, I found out that they posted "Stories" I had not seen.
Dialogue and its execution are reliant on and affected by physical infrastructures, and so it is vital to recognize the ways that the construction of our environment has implications for the direction and quality of the dialogues in which we are involved