A cultural preservation and community development project in Quintana Roo, Mexico
This week I met with leaders of the town of Tihosuco, located in Quintana Roo, Mexico to begin work on a media campaign associated with the Tihosuco Heritage Preservation and Community Development Project, organized in association with the University of Pennsylvania Museum. In the 19th century, Tihosuco was the starting point for the Caste War of the Yucatan, one of the most successful indigenous rebellions in the Americas. This heritage and community project is focused on the preservation of heritage and sites from this rebellion and the future growth and development of the Tihosuco community.
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Our social media campaign will feature the heritage, culture, history, artisans, festivals, archeology, Maya language preservation, and day-in-the-life scenarios of Tihosuco, Mexico. We will be promoting tourism in an area that has considerable significance in Mexican history in hopes of bringing more economic opportunity to the community. About an hour south of Valladolid, Tihosuco offers tourists insight into a little-known chapter of Mexican indigenous rebellion. We hope that you will follow this blog to receive updates on the project, and we encourage your comments and shares.
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Recently, I visited the Dubai Women’s College High School (DWCHS), in the United Arab Emirates, to produce a content management system that will become an “eYearbook” for the students. The high school is on the grounds of the Dubai Women’s College/Higher Colleges of Technology; a strikingly-designed modern learning institution with a campus that is spread throughout lush groves of fig and palm trees in the hot and humid Arabian Gulf climate. The women college students, all wearing black abayas, sit in the shaded alcoves and tap on their iPads and MacBook Pros. It is an idyllic learning environment; a robust education technology infrastructure set in a quiet and shaded garden, surrounded by stylish, minimalist architecture.
It is an idyllic learning environment; a robust education technology infrastructure set in a quiet and shaded garden, surrounded by stylish, minimalist architecture.
I was visiting the on-campus high…
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While working on our social media project in Honduras, I was befriended by this little pug dog. I would occasionally do some of my video editing and social media work from the pool area, where this dog (that belongs to the hotel owners) spent its day. One day, it got so excited that it wrapped its chain around my legs (see video).
Hope you will follow the progress of this social media project: http://oyehonduras.wordpress.com/