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Digital Slam 1995

The first of several live events by Derek Richards in which geographically separated venues were linked using various telecommunications technologies to facilitate real time live performance collaborations between artists separated by thousands of miles before a live audience. The Digital Slam, which took place at The Kitchen in New York and the ICA in London, was dubbed by MTV as “the world’s first trans-Atlantic jam session”.

The event was directed and co-produced by Derek Richards for Digital Diaspora, a collective of Black artists exploring the impact of emerging digital technologies on the African Diaspora and vice versa.

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