In the merry, merry month of May...


I wrapped up a 20-week long after-school outreach I’ve been teaching at an elementary school. I worked with two groups of students: the older group made a documentary about the experiences of their classmates who have moved to the U.S. from other countries, and the younger group made a collection of short instructional videos on topics of their choice (drawing, making a paper airplane, counting to ten in Japanese, making farting noises with your armpit, etc.).

An Earth Day for the Internet


Way back in September, I organized an event at Media Bridges for the third-annual One Web Day, which is a cool event that some of your organizations might be interested in participating in.

A Swing State Update


This story takes place in Ohio. I know some of you coastal VISTAs are longing for more Ohio news and charming Midwestern commentary, like you were getting before the election. Perfect timing for me to wake from my procrastination hibernation and write my very first field report!

VISTA's working together


This past week I took some time off and went to visit my friends, Darrin and Courtney in Cincinnati Ohio. Before I left I let Lauren Bratslavsky at Media Bridges know that I'd be in town., so that we could possibly get together.

After a few emails and phone calls Lauren and I decided to meet Friday at Media Bridges at 12:30. I walked in and really liked the building. It's one of these refurbished old buildings and just has a neat look. Lauren met me and showed me around. 

Comment from danielle martin on January 8, 2007 - 3:01pm

Oh yeah! That's my lovely Digital Media VISTA love babies. Make sure to share the final version of that tutorial.


Comment from Richard T. Anderson on January 8, 2007 - 3:48pm

VISTA love babies?!

Whoa. It really wasn't that kind of party.




Comment from gariet cowin on January 9, 2007 - 4:29pm

Sounds hot. How come I wasn't invited?

Comment from lauren bratslavsky on January 9, 2007 - 6:02pm

alright alright... simmer down.  It was a fine business meeting. 

i'll post a livetype tutorial when I get it together. I figure it'll be easy for kids and can be great to get them to make lilttle 15 sec transitions between our videos for tv and anything else.

And I have to clarify the workplace. It's a great place. We, the VISTAs are welcomed as staff, but sorta left out on some large scale things. we're working on it. I do get delegated to the front desk during staff meetings, but who wants to hear about the phone chain for snow day procedures? And I guess we were a bit steaming that day due to another meeting of sorts. I'll blog fully about these things later.