The time has finally come — we’re jetting off to Miami today!

Wait! First, let me introduce myself.

My name is Julianne Aguilar, and I’m a member of Agnes’ pARTicles student team from the University of New Mexico, where I’m a graduate student in Electronic Arts. I’ll be blogging about our experiences traveling to Havana and setting up the projection installation  called Origination Point which is part of the Projecting pARTicles project that has been accepted into the Havana Biennial.

It’s been a whirlwind two weeks of preparation, packing, unpacking, packing again and setting up Origination Point to make sure everything is just right. Along with the other three members of the student team — Adrian Pijoan, Cristine Posner and Abbey Hepner — it’s been nonstop action! It’s our first time to Cuba, and what an exciting time to visit. The country is truly changing, and there couldn’t have been a more fascinating time to visit and experience this country in transition.

If things go even sort of according to plan, it’s going to be a crazy 10 days! In addition to setting up Origination Point for the Biennial, we’ll also be assisting Agnes in leading a pARTicles workshop for high school students, where they’ll get the opportunity to play with some cool technology and put on a live light drawing performance for the public.

Havana technology-willing, I’ll be blogging here everyday about our progress and experiences. Even if you don’t hear from me everyday, check back often — we’ll be on the hunt for WiFi constantly!

See you soon!