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.

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Salvador – Miguel Hernández Gilabert

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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.
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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.
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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”.

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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.

Michael – “Iran, the cell phone revolution”

6a00d83451c45669e20115701fad26970c-500wiAs the world watches and listens to historic change in Iran, I wonder if the protesters really know how far their media has traveled. Their access to the internet  is blocked. Only a few foreign journalists have been allowed to stay and reporting is limited. The images of young people banded together for a common cause are quite compelling.

For some of the authors on this blog, this is the first massive movement of activism you have noticed with global impact.

Picture 3“You” emerged more than a few years ago as the hero for Time Magazine’s person of the year. (2006) Citizen journalism or “participatory journalism” is not necessarily new by technology timelines.

The dramatic footage sent by mostly young people from Iran tell a story deeper than civil protest. There is no violence in this movie file. Turn up the volume. Listen to the story. This is one long continuous shot from a mobile phone, traveling along the street during protest. It is about technology.  It is their primary link to the outside world for expression. These are authentic stories that have crossed all channels and platforms using all types of media.

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.

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Cristo – Nit de Sant Joan (The night of San Juan )

Six months after Christmas is celebrated the arrival of the summer solstice during the shortest night of the year. The feast of St. Juan Bautista is celebrated that day, June 24.

June 24th was the birth of San Juan. Ever since that night was identified as the night of San Juan, which coincides with the summer solstice and has inherited a number of practices, rituals, traditions and customs. Ever since the June 24 date is celebrated the birth of John the Baptist.

In the Night of San Juan is customary to give a walk on fire. Devotees prepare roads embers of two meters long and walk barefoot on them without damage. The celebration is accompanied with dances, meals and drinks.

> The big star of the night of San Juan is the fire, aiming not only to pay tribute to the sun, but also purify the sins of man.

> At dawn on June 24 it is believed that any water is pure and healing and provides protection.

> Religious people pray to attract soil fertility and their own.

Popular beliefs about the night of San Juan, which since antiquity has  been believed to have magical properties.