Media Bridges

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.).

Teddy bears take on tech-savvy teens


It was a terrifying sight: a vengeful teddy bear chasing high school students down the sidewalk in downtown Cincinnati. If you attended the 90th Annual Reds Opening Day parade this year, you might have caught a glimpse of the bizarre scene near the corner of Race Street and Central Parkway, against the backdrop of high school bands and parade floats.

Comment from Denise Cheng on May 1, 2009 - 7:50pm

cute! will they be available online?

Comment from Elizabeth Goussetis on May 4, 2009 - 2:19pm

Thanks for asking! I'm working on it right now, actually. I just set up a profile on Vimeo for the youth channel, and those two videos will be up soon!

Comment from Elizabeth Goussetis on May 22, 2009 - 8:34am

Update: the two videos, as well as several other youth channel projects, are posted on the Vimeo page. You can also find them on the youth channel page on the Media Bridges website.

Piece by piece


The Youth Channel is online! Or rather, evidence of the Youth Channel’s existence is online. But that’s pretty exciting. It's one of the small but encouraging pieces that seem to be coming together with the Youth Channel.

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.