Información Cívica 2011

Información Cívica 2011

In 2010 and 2011 I maintained the bilingual blog Información Cívica to document my full time consultancy for Open Society Foundations. I was aided by my co-author, Juan Arellano. Through case studies and interviews, the blog sought to document and evaluate the use of technology and information by Latin American civil society, and help narrow the divide between the influential “digerati” and more experienced public advocacy groups.

Arab Bloggers Summit 2009

Arab Bloggers Summit 2009

In 2009 I traveled to Lebanon, Beirut with Eduardo Avila to cover the first Arab Bloggers Summit. One year later and the majority of participants would become influential actors in the lead-up to the 2011 “Arab Spring.” While in Lebanon, I also penned this...
Eurasian Stories 2009

Eurasian Stories 2009

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.

80plus1 2009

80plus1 2009

In 2009 I co-curated 80plus1 with the media artist Michael Naimark. Based on Jules Vernes’ famous novel Around the World in 80 Days, the 81-day exhibit sought to bring the world to the residents of Linz, Austria and to bring a bit of Linz to the rest of the...
eHealth Bellagio 2008

eHealth Bellagio 2008

In 2008 I was invite to the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center to cover the four-week event “Making the eHealth Connection,” which brought together researchers, policy makers, and philanthropists to discuss the potential of technology to make healthcare more affordable, effective, and accessible.

PopTech Innovation Fellows 2008

PopTech Innovation Fellows 2008

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.

HelpAge South Africa 2007

HelpAge South Africa 2007

In 2007 I traveled to Durban, South Africa to train a group of South African seniors how to blog and use social media. I published a video of the workshop and a list of the resulting blogs on Rising...
We Blog the World  — South Africa 2008

We Blog the World — South Africa 2008

In 2008 I joined eight other American bloggers on a tour of South Africa organized by International Marketing Council, a government agency responsible for “promoting South Africa as a destination for investment and travel and as a source of innovation and high quality goods and services.” The trip was organized by Simon Barber and led by Graeme Addison.

Liberia Media Training 2008 – 09

Liberia Media Training 2008 – 09

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.

Rising Voices 2007 – 2010

Rising Voices 2007 – 2010

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.