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San Diego Native Tackles Immigration In New Animated Series 'Bordertown' | KPBS
"A San Diego native is on the team behind a new animated comedy sitcom tackling changing demographics and immigration.

Lalo Alcaraz, creator of the first nationally syndicated and politically themed Latino daily comic strip, “La Cucaracha,” is writing and consulting on the Fox show “Bordertown.”

The show focuses on the relationship between two neighbors, a border agent and an immigrant, living in a fictional town along the U.S/Mexico border.

Seth MacFarlane, the creator of the popular animated series "Family Guy," is the show’s executive producer and not necessarily known for being racially sensitive leading to criticism.

"We have a lot of cultural comedy, stuff that has been unseen on television about Mexican culture, Chicano culture and immigrants. It's going to be groundbreaking," Alcaraz said.

Alcaraz, a San Diego State University alum, is also the illustrator behind the new book, "A Most Unperfect Union."

His comic strip, "La Cucaracha" is printed daily in U-T San Diego.

"Bordertown" is set to debut on Fox in fall 2015."
laloalcaraz  sandiego  comics  lacucaracha  politics  film  2014  race  bordertown  immigration  chicano  activism  california  cartoons  latinos  mexifornia 
january 2015 by robertogreco
Border Town
"I’ve always loved that the ethnic neighbourhoods in Toronto aren’t just informal constructs. The street signs that mark neighbourhoods send a paradoxical but clear message: We are all strangers here. We all belong here."
bordertown  borders  neighborhoods  ethnicneighborhoods  strangers  immigrants  immigration  canada  toronto  2011  debchachra 
october 2012 by robertogreco
Dymaxion: Transnationality and Performance
"…I crossed an international border to install an app on my cellphone. That wasn't the nominal purpose of the trip, but if we step back from our understanding of internationalization & international copyright law, that interaction btwn border crossing & the performance of an effectively physical act is almost surreal. More surreal is possibility…that I could have simply traded my Icelandic SIM card for my US one &…effectively, virtually, performed that border crossing…

Like everyone else, my life is bound up mostly w/ those of some few hundred other people, & lived in a specificity of place mostly across some few square km. Unlike many other people, the future is rather more heavily salted into it, & that space is split over various countries. It is unclear if transnational culture or border performance will win, or how long a compromise of ever-increasing osmotic pressure can last. I dearly hope…immediate awareness of our ultimate interconnectedness will triumph regardless."
international  global  borders  simcards  law  copyright  interconnectedness  transnationalism  transnationality  porous  porosity  future  present  eleanorsaitta  bordertown  culture  permeability  osmosis  neo-nomads  nomads  ip  intellectualproperty  vpn  translation  history  serfdom  language  jacobapplebaum  moxiemarlinspike  us  cities  interconnected  interconnectivity 
july 2011 by robertogreco

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