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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Cristo – History of Armengola (typical orihuela)

ARMENGOLA-HISTORIATranslation to english:
The local Mudéjar concentrated with the kingdom of Murcia to sell knifes to Christian residents on July 16. Benzaddón wanted to exempt the mother and her family’s extermination against the Christians.  (The word Mudéjar is a Medieval Spanish corruption of the Arabic word Mudajjan مدجن, meaning “domesticated”, in a reference to the Muslims who have submitted to the rule of the Christian kings.)

La Mujer de Pedro Armengol was pierced with confidence. Decided to save his people with a clever ruse. Wear clothes made by two young daughters and Ruidoms Juan de Arnúm, and with them and her husband was in the citadel, the guards had their throats cut in the highest secrecy.

Armengol, wielding guns and fight like a man made wonders of value. The tower was crowned with a tribute to the cross in its highest battlements. The death of the warden, the fall of the castle in the hands of Christians and the news that the army was approaching the king savior Don Jaime Mudéjar prevented from implementing its planned slaughter.

Continuing the tradition established within the vicinity of Orihuela, the feast of the liberation of the city from the hands of Muslims is commemorated on July 17.


Karla – For me, it’s inspiration

In sophomore year, I took a photography class just for fun, and it turned out to be one of my passions. I just love the way black and white photography can sometimes enhance or take away from reality. I just find it fascinating how your physical point of view can portray much more than what the eye can actually see.
When I took photography in High school, I was acostumed to developing my pics with chemicals and printing pictures by counting the times of exposure and all that jazz.
But only like a month ago, being away from the dark room I have started using a digital camera. It’s simply not the same, it’s way easier, but it is more error-prone. You usually think a pic is good because of the effects of the camera, just simple coincidence. Not that luck and coincidence are not related to the art world, but how do we separate luck and actual talent? My only guess is the stability of your work. In a portfolio, it is key to maintain a constant idea, a flow in the pictures that says, “This is what I’m trying to say, ALL of my pictures portray a different component of the general idea. This is my message.”
For inspiration when taking pictures, just like with other arts, I usually can count on my music. I was one listening to Enrico Caruso singing “Mia Piccirella” while taking studio pictures in my second year of Photography. The pictures came out awesome, by the way.
There is a certain idea to music as an inspiration. I used to listen to Led Zeppelin in the summer before my Freshman year, and draw or just get a personal “High” when my dear Robert Plant hit those high notes in “Kashmir”. This band was the first of many to inspire to do more than just sit around and look at stuff and not do anything. They basically pushed me to get my point of view out there, to get those “highs” that they provoke, and push it to become something.
I’m still looking for new music, ussually the darker the better. Not in thematics, but in fame. Not that Led Zeppelin is unknown, but, I feel like the music of an artist can only be a true interpretation of themselves when they are free from market or business pressures, when they don’t worry about the sales of their music, because ultimately, that is not what music is truly about. For example, just 6 months ago, I started listening to the weird voice and enchanting piano and harp of Miss Joanna Newsom. She’s dark and her lyrics along with her harmonies are as if pulled from mideval ages; simply, beautiful. Along with Joanna Newsom, and before her, there was Bjork, completely dark as well, and just enchanting.

Salvador – Miguel Hernández Gilabert


He was born the 30th of October in 1910 in Orihuela. And he dead the 28th of March in 1942.
He is one of the most important Spanish poets.
He was very poor, his family cared sheeps and goats.
He went to school (Santo Domingo), he learned because the school was glued on his house.
santo domingo

He met many times with the most important writers and poets on that time. During the civil war, he joined into the Republican side, he was a “red”, and when the “National side” won, he was arrested because he was communist. He dead in Alicante´s jail from tuberculosis.


Samantha – Silvestre Revueltas, our proud…

Today i want to talk about a very important person who was an artist and who was also from Santiago Papasquiaro Durango. His name is Silvestre Revueltas Sánchez, better known as “Silvestre Revueltas”.


He was born in Santiago Papasquiaro Durango, on December the 31st of 1899. He was a composer, musician, violinist and an orchest director. Revueltas is the greatest mexican composer. The oldest son of a family who had very important artist for mexican culture.

When he was young he went to study to the Conservatorio Nacional de Musica in Mexico. His music was very important around the world like Adagio, Danza geométrica, and others. He was inspired by the music of Claude Debussy. Silvestre traveled around the world and he lived in USA for a long time. But he died in Mexico city in October 5th of 1940.

On my opinion he was the best composer of America, when i hear his music, its like been in another time, so romantic, and strong at the same time, its something different, and most important of all is the fact that he is part of me and part of all the Santiago People. You shoul listen his music, i think you would like it.

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?

Nicole – Graffiti in Quito, Ecuador

IMG_0364.JPGGraffiti is considered as an art in some places around the world. however, here in Quito it is not, at least not so much as an art, but in a way of people of expressing themselves.

I’ve seen in my city, few walls that are amazing works of art. one of these walls were given to young people to do what they wanted to do.  the finale product was great and you can see almost their personalities through their way of painting. nevertheless there are thousands of walls in Quito that, personally I don’t consider an art, but a way of people of expressing about society. most of these walls are messages talking about politics. young people expressing what they think, what they hate. sometimes these messages can be rude, senseless, funny, etc.

I agree with the fact that people wants to express how they feel about their societies, but I really don’t like the tools some of them are using. all this unity, all this energy should be focused in an other way because it seems that they forget that its our city we are talking about, not a blank page.

Young people’s opinion is important, but our city image to tourists and the rest of the world is important too.

Quito is a beautiful city with intelligent people who want to express themselves and make a change around them. however they need to do it in the right way, with the right tools.


Samantha- A Little bit about me

Hi, mmm…i know we havent been the oportunity to ge to know eich other as well as we want so, this is a little bit about me.
I grow up in Santiago Papasquiaro, but i was born in Durango, Dgo. Since i was a kid, i liked a lot the music, specially music in english. I also like opera, classical music like Beethoven, Mozart, oh i love Mozart, but most of all, i always like to read. I remember when i took the first book of Harry Potter. I took it from a shelter and i said to my mom buy it to me please. My mom bougth it. And since that moment i start to read like a crazy. Hehe, i know its weird, but, when i have issues or troubles, i like to have an open door to another world, another story.
My favorite author is, definelty, Stephen King. He is for me the best of horror, insanity, dreamscapes and nightmares that keep you up with fear all the night and still then you want more. I ve been read:
Pet Sematary
Dreamscapes and nightmares I
Salem’s Lot
i know they are not much but i want to extend that list. So you already know a little bit about me in the matter of my passions.