On August 8 to 22, 2005, I traveled to U.S./Mexico Border region at Tijuana and San Ysidro. I spent August 14 to 19 producing the fieldwork media for the “Imaging the U.S./Mexico Border” project.
Increasingly, I am being drawn to those places where the forces of globalization are affecting the lives of local communities, places like borders and ports, walls and fences, the edges of public policy.
There are three public issues I am exploring with the “Imaging The U.S./Mexico Border” project. First is the contradictions and bigotry of U.S. Immigration policy toward Latin America. Second is the labor and environmental exploitations of North American Free Trade Agreement, and the third is global human trafficking, slave and indentured labor, and the sex industry.
In 2006 I began migrating content form “Imaging Place” to Second Life, including the work on the U.S./Mexico Border. Pleas see Imaging the U.S./Mexico Border at Ars Virtua.