Updated: April 24, 2014
After three weeks of visits, talks, panel discussions, meetings, and lectures in Washington D.C., New York, Georgia, Sacramento, and San Francisco
[photo courtesy of Kenton]
Stanford, California, U.S.
When: April 11, 2014
My visit to Stanford University
An afternoon visit to Stanford University
Anh Ngoc Dang in Stanford University campus
My other IVLP new media fellows touring Stanford University campus
Bronze statues by Auguste Rodin
Bronze statues by Auguste Rodin
Statues scattered through the campus
Nice life as Stanford uni students
Familiar palm trees
My other IVLP new media fellows visiting Stanford
From left: Madden, Asmerom Girma, Anh Ngoc Dang, Kenton X. Chance
Assembly hall erected by Leland Stanford
During my very first trip to the United States of America, my other IVLP fellows and I had a chance to visit the 9/11 Memorial and paid tribute to the victims of the September 11 attacks.
Tribute paid at the 9/11 Memorial
When: 1 Apr 2014
Location: New York
IVLP exchange program fellows in San Francisco
A group picture of 22 exchange program fellows who participated in media literacy to promote civil society through new media
A group of 23 fellows from around the globe first met in Washington D.C.
I took this group picture during one of our tours of San Francisco
They’re some of the most amazing people in their home countries
Ethiopia’s Asmerom Girma: “visiting the Googleplex is an exciting experience.”
Crystal Ching Chow
Hong Kong’s Crystal Ching Chow, Research Officer at Office of the Hon. Kenneth Leung
Omar from Egypt: “I’m an architect. But I’m also a CEO & Founder of Radio Tram.”
Saif Kamal: Bangladesh is ‘The Silicon Valley of Social Innovation’
Sri Lanka’s Mohamed Fairooz
Mona Al AbdulRazzaq
Mona Al AbdulRazzaq from Kuwait
Janja Sesar of Croatia
Matthew Madden: just like in a horse race, are you ready for the finish line?
Cigdem Tongal of Turkey: “I love it when you guys mispronounce my name. To make it easy, just call me: Miss Istanbul.”
Moldova’s Andrei Fornea: Денис Токарский is my closest friend.
From Jordan, Rawan Da’as says “I’ve got more than just a dream. First, I want to be a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer. Second, I dream of being an ambassador to Pensacola, Florida [disclosure: I’m already an honorary citizen of this beach town.]”
Rawan is my first Jordanian friend; she’s amazing. She wrote a blog post about her experience, which is really worth reading: http://rawandaas.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/ivlp/
Mirza Ajnadžić: I’m from Bosnia and Herzegovina. After my 3-week in the US of A, my IVLP fellows suggest that I consider to be a part-time model or playing in a Turkish soap opera.
Saleh Dawabsheh wrote on 16 April at 17:21:
“Mirza, all my female friends here are shocked that you’re a filmmaker and not a model.. they say he should be a model, you should think of this seriously my friend.. ”
Mirza: BASICALLY, I’m a filmmaker.
Saleh Dawabsheh: “I’m from Palestine. I’m a storyteller.”
Quote of the first day: “When in a great program like this, please tweet less, but engage more.”
Updated: March 20, 2014
Washington D.C., New York City, Atlanta, Sacramento, and San Francisco: where tech intersects media
A day in the life in Washington D.C.
March 23: Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian museum later today
March 22: Narita International Airport
March 22: Incheon International Airport
March 21: Phnom Penh International Airport