the caribbean digital III

2 December 2016
Maison Française | Columbia University

Over the course of this day of multiform panel presentations, we engaged critically with the digital as praxis, reflecting on the challenges and opportunities presented by the media technologies that evermore intensely reconfigure the social, historical, and geo-political contours of the Caribbean and its diasporas. Presenters considered the affordances and limitations of the digital with respect to a wide range of disciplines and methodologies. Discussions picked up themes addressed in our 2014 inaugural event and our focused conversations at last year’s colloquium – and we hope to feature many of them in our second issue of sx archipelagos, the peer-reviewed Small Axe Project publishing platform dedicated to Caribbean digital scholarship and scholarship of the Caribbean digital.

Please take the time to explore our site. For each of the conference panels, our generous discussants proposed differing “ways in” to their respective sessions – some engage pointedly the specifics of panelists’ interventions, while others evoke broader questions about the Caribbean (and the) digital. We have placed these discussion questions below the panel abstracts.

We are also thrilled that so many were able to join us at the Studio@Butler for an information session and workshop devoted to multimedia mapping project In the Same Boats: Toward an Intellectual Cartography of the Afro-Atlantic. Please contact Kaiama and Alex at should you be interested in becoming involved with this exciting initiative!

Couldn’t be here in person? Check out our live-stream recording (and be sure continue past the first few soundless minutes)!