Camilo Diaz Pinto: “Animexico: Japanese Animation’s Trajectory to and through Mexico City”

Digital Arts Spring Lecture Series

Please join us in welcoming our guest speaker Camilo Diaz Pino from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As an excerpt of a larger project examining the role of Mexico City as a site of media importation and redistribution to the wider Latin American diaspora, Pino's talk focuses on the industrial and cultural impact of Japanese animation’s (anime) circulation through the region. It will focus in particular on fannish performances of anime textualities during the Chilean anti-neoliberal protests of 2011. During these demonstrations, students and allies would recreate scenes from the show Dragon Ball Z, (airdate 1997-9), using them to illustrate both the power of collective action in the face of privatization and debt culture.