I think for the past five years I have been dying to go to SXSWi, and every year the opportunity eclipsed me for various reasons. Most of this stemmed from whatever job (or school) I was in at the time, but this year I had no excuses, as I am my own boss. Just when I was about to shell out bucks to buy my registration ticket, I was invited to speak on a panel! So, this year I will be attending as a panelist, which is very exciting for me!
The panel I will be sitting in on is Can the Afrosphere Survive the Age of Obama?
The presidency of Barack Obama will have far-reaching ramifications for
politics, society, and even black identity in America. Websites such as
BlackWeb2.0.com, the Blackbird browser, and a myriad of bloggers both
target and ally themselves with the black blogosphere, often referred
to as the “Afrosphere”. The question must be asked: In the new Age of
Obama, will an “afro-centric web” begin to fade into, simply, “the web”?
The panel will take place on Monday, March 13, at 3:30 pm. I am pretty amped to attend SXSW this year. See you there!