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In Trinidad, there is a local cellular phone provider named Bmobile. When Trinidad began phasing out TDMA cellular technology in favor of GSM, they already had a monopoly on the cellular market, In fact, they are a subsiduary of the major telecommunications service in Trinidad & Tobago. All this is back-story, however. The important thing is that they spend more than twice as much as their...
Activism is a difficult sort of outreach; there are multiple types of target audiences that are drastically different, and all need to be touched by the same story or idea. Often times, it is even more difficult because the people to be reached comprise of those with authority, who are on the opposing end of those with the desire for change. This creates a very dynamic kind of activist - someone...
Kara
Part of telling stories is also providing commentary and creating iterations of stories that ring true to our cultures. For our group which focused on the word "networking" we decided to adapt "El Chavo del Ocho" or the "The Boy of Apartment #8", a Mexican television sitcom that is well-known in Latin America for satirizing class, rural and urban issues and other...
This is the work of a teacher a had at my University, that helps to answer one of the debates we had during the workshop on if we should or shouldn't allow every single kind of activism, even if it is harmful or violent against others http://rapidshare.com/files/447248828/pluralismo.pdf
Realizing what it is that you want to do as an “humanitarian digital native”(1) may be defined by some of us, as a random moment, or one that it is not absolutely clear. It does not necessarily have to be an epiphany or a life long way of seeing society and individuals, but maybe as a moment in which your interest, talents, affections and opportunities aligned in a way that makes...
En el trascurso de esta semana los participantes, facilitadores y coordinadores del workshop han logrado compartir de manera exitosa las experiencias por las cuales nos hemos reunido acá en Santiago para hablar de nativos digitales. A través de los ejercicios que nos han llevado a la reflexión y a conocer de cerca pares, he comprendido que funcionamos como nodos de una gran red a la que le...
While one gets older, you start realizing certain things ...  In this case, it is destiny. And the question here is not about destiny itself nor about the individual goals that each one of us identify as part of our aimed destiny proyection. The question is about when one starts taking into accout destiny itself. When does someone starts asking itself these questions: Where you want to...
Today, I had a great storytelling. Kara told us four steps that we all live or at least, perceive. Tara referred to the power of the word and she mentioned four terms. In my case, I need an adjective to describe these words and for that, I going to use the most favorite word for my favorite teacher: Santiago Tejedor and his only voice: “magic.” These magical words were: dream, discover, design...