Guiller­mo Gómez-Peña, a per­for­mance artist, writer and MacArthur fel­low, is artis­tic direc­tor of San Fran­cis­co-based Pocha Nos­tra, a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary arts orga­ni­za­tion for artists explor­ing issues of glob­al­iza­tion, immi­gra­tion, inter­cul­tur­al iden­ti­ty, bor­der cul­ture, the pol­i­tics of lan­guage and new technologies.