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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Nikolas – Music

I love Music. My dad is in the music business and plays multiple instruments and I have been exposed to so many different types of music and I have seen the worldly effect it has. I myself do not play an instrument, god knows I’ve tried, but it has just never worked out. I am more of a music collector I would say. I am finding new stuff daily and have branched out to every type of music possible, except country, that is just terrible. I love finding new songs and artists and me and my friends are always exchanging new findings with each other.

With new advances in technology it has been extremely easy to be exposed to and to find new music with ease. iTunes is my go-to source and is great because it gives me recommendations to other songs or artists I might like. I use Internet sources also, Pandora is one of the websites I like. I am on these sources all of the time and go to many other places to. With out my computer or the Internet I would have never been able to get to the point where I am at now.  I have around 9000 songs and counting and I am eager to find more. It is a huge part of my life and I do not know what I would do without it.

“A day without music is a day lost.” – James Brown (one of my favorite artists) https://i1.wp.com/www.htzfm.com/files/htzfm/images/james%20brown.jpg

Kaito – breaking sterotypes…being the artist

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Some of my friends in the US do not know how much the center of culture can start in Tokyo. Imagine please New York, Paris, London, Berlin and San Paulo all of them in to one city. That is Tokyo. Japan is an island. It is difficult for Western people to make the trip. Culture in form of art and music begin here and develops. Invents itself. Yes, we are also the influence of the eastern and western world culture. The force of artistic culture is so powerful here that it is feeling more than the technology advances of our culture. Please see the following link for a new movement to share artistic talent through expression and content. Thank you very much.

WHAT’S CoFesta:

JAPAN INTERNATIONAL CONTENTS FESTIVAL (Called “CoFesta”) is the world’s largest comprehensive “contents” festival. The events connected with the contents industry like games, animation, manga , characters, broadcast, music and film are held in cooperation with each other.

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While various contents from Japan influence and improve each other and cooperate in media technology industry to inform of our statement, CoFesta aims to be the world’s largest contents festival which create new capability and spread it abroad widely.

http://www.cofesta.jp/2009/en/index.html

MIchael – YouTube on your Television

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YouTube on TV

Katie – On June 12, 2009, “TV Evolves in the US”

A new era in broadcast television history.
A new era in broadcast television history.

REMINDER: Your Analog TV’s Will Implode At Midnight
The era of analog broadcast television in the United States will end as the nation’s full power* television stations complete their transition to an all-digital system. While this change will mark the end of the traditional analog method of broadcasting over-the-air television, it won’t signal the end of free broadcast television, and your favorite broadcast programs and local television stations will still be available.

Don’t forget your old school analog TV’s will cease receiving over-the-air TV signals come tomorrow unless you score a digital converter box or you receive your television by cable, satellite or built-in HDTV tuner. Congress extended the DTV Transition date from Feburary 17th, 2009 (best day ever might I add) to June 12, 2009 due to the economy and lack of DTV coupons.

It’s your geeky duty to call grandma and inform her that her precious block of Baking With Julia and The Best Of The Joy Of Painting will no longer be filling her noontime cat nap unless she steps up to all digital TV.

Kaito – ABC’s of Social Media Video. Funny.

Michael – Santiago Papasquiaro meets Cicero

Many of the authors on rise of the technology class are part of Youth Technology Corp. An organization that helps students connect around the world.  Although YTC focuses on technology, what they do for young people and communities serves a higher purpose.

“Most after-school programs ‘teach’ a fixed content, and repeat each semester. They are not set up to allow each individual student to develop their own skills and perspective over time. YTC creates an environment where the curiosity and ambition of each teen is given a chance to come out and be supported and encouraged. They start out doing something fun and physical with ‘cool’ and relevant technology that provides quick and meaningful rewards and a sense of personal mastery.” -YTC Founder Dave Finkel

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Aruna – Bittersweet but connected

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Do we take things for granted? I wonder how students our age who live in underdeveloped countries would feel if they had to all of a sudden use a computer everyday? Or own a TV? OR watch a movie? That we take for granted. We know all about kids in Africa because we are connected. They probably know very little about about us. Let’s invent some way to let them know who we are.