Grad School

I’m going back to school!

I have been accepted into the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University (NYU). I will be starting the two-year Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) program in September 2008. According to their website, ITP is:

A graduate department dedicated to creativity and critical thinking applied to new technologies…More than just a graduate school, ITP is a creative ecosystem – a living and interdependent flow of people, projects, ideas and applications all dedicated to exploring and expanding the ability of real people to use media to connect to one another and influence the world around them.

I learned about the program from my former Avaaz colleagues Ji Mi Choi, who worked at ITP, and Paul and Milena Berry of Talacon Social Software who are ITP alumni.

While I concentrated in Government (Harvard-speak for majoring in political science) in undergrad, I have always wanted to go to art school as well. ITP deals with the intersection between technology, art and society, so I think it is the perfect fit for me. I hope to build up some technical chops and make some good connections so I can further develop the multimedia production, technological consulting services and music production wings of my company, Hepnova Multimedia. Continue reading Grad School

Stop the Clash Wins Again

We won! Avaaz.org’s Stop The Clash has won the YouTube Best of 2007 Awards for best political video with 27.5% of the votes.

This is our 3rd award to date. We also won the 2007 DoGooderTV Non-Profit Video Award and a Progressive Source Award.

Thanks for the love everyone!

Peace.

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Stop the Clash video wins a Progressive Source Award

Avaaz’s video, “Stop the Clash of Civilizations,” has won the people’s choice for the Best Awareness-Raising Video category of the Progressive Source Awards. If you haven’t watched it already, check it out on YouTube.

Thanks to everyone for voting for us!

New Avaaz Merchandise

Check out the new Avaaz merchandise on Zazzle.com, featuring designs by me and Iain.


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