• Culture Clash

    Christopher Al-Aswad Prize

    Chris Al-Aswad was many things, writer, artist, editor, and his own kind of community organizer, as a builder of community through the generosity of his spirit and personality, through social media, and through the extraordinary online journal that is his legacy. When he died just weeks ago at the profoundly sad age of 31, the impact of his too short life immediately became apparent, and its meaning took shape. His death, like his life, quickly joined other events in demonstrating the transformative influence on the world of social media. As word of his loss spread across the web, the blogosphere, Facebook, and Twitter, the outpouring of emotion and tribute came…