Rise of the Technology Class

These conversations are between students from Ecuador, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Spain and the US who see technology serving a higher purpose: A counter-culture to their predecessors. This is evidence of a new type of generative class who apply technology to their creativity with art, music, science and involvement within the community. Their activity is transparent and active to our evolving civility. These multinational students are socially conscious storytellers. The Moderator of this conversation, Michael Davis is an Executive MBA graduate of Steinbeis University Germany, The Berlin School of Creative Leadership.

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Jacqueline – Throw Away Your Television

no TV

no TV

We  use TV as a source for different things – what is going on in the world or in your fair city; how to and how don’t; what to wear and what not. Some people just find TV as a way to kick back and relax, have a little laugh and not deal with reality… but isn’t TV is mostly garbage?

Almost everything on TV is pure nonsense. These little programs are feeding you nothing, but you keep eating it up and wanting more! Some shows for example like Gossip Girl – a bunch of rich teenagers with high school drama; 90210 – the same thing as Gossip Girl; America’s Next Top Model – girls from around the country wanting to be models a.k.a. “a talent show.” The stories are all the same. Is it sad that some of the shows that I’m labeling are some of my favorite shows. All I watch is kids with drama? All of you might agree that these shows are a bunch of garbage, but we can’t help it…you guys love the shows too.

Exception to my previous paragraph: Some shows like the late night talk shows bring out some useful information, the news obviously. One of my favorite is The Soup, a show that makes fun of the shows!  And, I like some clever shows with loads of laughs like Conan and Saturday Night Live.

the soup

the soup

I’m not telling you that you should literaly throw away your television. It’s kind of funny actually…I’m posting this blog about how bad TV programs are, but I’m going to college to major in television. Ironic huh?

latenite with conan

late night with conan

gossip girl

gossip girl

Jacqueline – music, music, music!

I can’t say that I dislike music but I can’t also say that it has any impact on me, well not contemporary music that’s for sure. The music I’ve been listening to hasn’t really done anything to change what I think or how I feel.

The music that is played right now is very moronic. Nothing makes any sense in today’s music…just about how people feel when they break-up and how every relationship and its break-up was different from the other. The relationship songs are nonsense and almost every artist’s songs are all relationship song, it really doesn’t have a story to it, rather than something that says “I love you take me back” and the next song about the same person saying, “You hurt me and I want you away from me.” I’m so tired of it. Listening to the same thing over and over again, I’ve decided to start listening to some older stuff. I mean my friends were listening to them and my dad is such a huge fan of all those classic artist, so what’s gonna hurt if i listen to them.

zelinI remember hanging out with my dad when I was little, maybe around 7 or 8 and the first bands I have ever listened to were bands like The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Metallica and the very very first one was The Beatles. There was something about those bands that really got to me.

There was some sort of a strange but amazing vibe that I got from listening to them and I really enjoyed it. This went went on utill I started seventh grade, then I kind of turned away from it. It is such a shame that I walked away from that part of my life. But since seventh grade my brain was rotten with such toxin tunes. Like I said, it’s not all bad but it is to a point where it’s just pure garbage.

I guess where I am trying to go with this is that music changes through every generation and the more it changes the more and more it’s just plain trash.

“The Doors- People Are Strange”

“Miley Cyrus- The 7 Things I Hate About You”

You be the judge.  Miley or The Doors?

Jacqueline – YTC and Me

Being a part of Youth Technology Corps (www.ytcorps.org) has been one of the greatest experience that I’ve encountered. When I first started, I was a little bit nervous, because I didn’t know what were we really doing and I didn’t think I would be able to do whatever we were going to do. Along the way I’ve learned more and more about what we were doing and also made friends with some new people. Not only did i make some friends from school but I met a lot of really great people from Mexico and Ireland and having the chance to get to know them and learn more about their culture. Meeting new people from other countries and exploring the world of YTC to them. One of the other things we do every year for the program is that we go out to the community and teach young kids how to use some of the computer programs. This experience had taught me better people skills, and better at public speaking. Being apart of this program means so much me and i am proud of being in such a thing.