In 2010 I was invited to Graz, Austria to facilitate a workshop on “cloud creativity” for select participants of the Creative Industries Styria Convention. Photos of the workshop are on Flickr and an interview with me about creativity in the era of cloud computing is on YouTube.
In 2009, Bektour Iskender and I facilitated a workshop in Istanbul, Turkey to teach digital storytelling to Eurasian journalists and affiliates of Internews. Prior to the workshop, I published a short video interview with Bektour, Kyrgyzstan’s most influential blogger, and another video on Istanbul street food.
In 2008 I joined the faculty of the PopTech Innovation Fellows. Gideon D’Arcangelo and I gave a series of workshops on digital storytelling and mobile video production to the 2008 class of fellows.
In 2008 and 2009 I visited Liberia for a series of media training workshops with Liberian journalists. I published a post in 2008 reviewing the first blogging workshop and in 2009 I made a video of interviews with Liberian photojournalists. The experience opened my eyes to the difficulties of media development in post-conflict countries with few resources for journalists and media organizations.
Since its founding as a recipient of a 2007 Knight News Challenge grant, I directed Rising Voices, a citizen media training initiative of Global Voices, to train over 25 under-represented communities around the world to take advantage of new media tools to effect social change. I authored the Introduction to Global Citizen Media, which has been translated into six languages, and edited Blogging Positively, a guide to citizen media related to HIV/AIDS.