4 October 2008

Stories from 4 October 2008

Colombia: Local Golf Star Becomes Role Model for Kids

  4 October 2008

In Good Times in Medellin, Medellin Travel writes about how Colombian kids have a new role model to look up to: 26 year old golf star Camilo Villegas, who this past month has made the headlines for winning the BMW Championship PGA Golf Tour, a first for any Colombian.

Chile: Students produce bullying awareness short

  4 October 2008

Chilean High School students produce a short film titled "Bullying" to share their perspective on teen suicide and it's probable causes. The short uses body language and facial expressions as the principal means of getting their message accross, spanning language barriers and making it possible for anyone to understand their short.

Palestine: Jerusalem blues

Vika, who lives in Jerusalem, lists the reasons why she is feeling despondent these days, including a recent realisation: “My mood hit rock bottom this month when I realised the reason for the loud and constant hammering and digging that has plagued us all summer…is the beginning of a wall...

Bahrain: Comedy without borders

Bahraini blogger Ammar, who runs the site Bahrain Talent, has just seen the Axis of Evil Comedy team perform in Bahrain – and was pleased that local comedians were able to hold their own on stage: “The act also introduced local talent; five comedians from Bahrain, unknown to most, but...

Cameroonian Female Bloggers on the Go

  4 October 2008

"From education through health, fashion, art and culture to women’s empowerment, Cameroonian women are telling the stories of their lives on the web," writes our new author, the Dakar-based Cameroonian journalist George Esunge Fominyen.

Azerbaijan: Post-Election Scenario

  4 October 2008

Azerbaijan’s Presidential Election speculates on the possible aftermath of the 15 October vote in the country. The blog says that although previous elections have been accompanied by unrest and violence, a boycott by Azerbaijan's main opposition parties make that unlikely this time around. Letters in Bottles agrees, and says that...

Africa: Let Us Talk About US Politics

  4 October 2008

Obviously the upcoming American elections are of great interest to many people around the world and the role technology is playing has been interesting, to say the least. The Economist recently launched their Global Electoral College web application that encourages people all over the world to have their say with...

Japan: Heiankyo Alien

  4 October 2008

mojix at Zope Junky Nikki writes [ja] about Heiankyo Alien [平安京エイリアン], a video game developed by the University of Tokyo's Theoretical Science Group in 1979. mojix explains that the game, which consists of dropping aliens into holes in Heian-kyo (ancient Kyoto), can now be downloaded and played without even installing...

Japan: Jiyugaoka Street Exhibition 2008

  4 October 2008

Space Journal has pictures of an ongoing street exhibition in Jiyūgaoka (Tokyo) held today and tomorrow (Oct. 4-5), designed by architecture group g86 [ja]. The show, located on Shirakaba street next to Jiyūgaoka station, is a “virtual exhibition” featuring QR codes as a “window” to various works by artists and...

Japan: Pictures from Hatena Haiku

  4 October 2008

id:y_arim at Electric Lover Hinagiku collects together pictures he has posted over the past two months at Hatena Haiku [ja] and adds short comments to each. Pictures feature anime characters Asuka Langley Soryu and Rei Ayanami, and a figure reminiscent of anime Weiß Kreuz.

Japan: The Future of Web Community and Contents

  4 October 2008

Blogger and writer Chiki Ogiue [荻上チキ] at seijotcp announces that the 2008 Young Critics Summit on “The Future of Web Community and Contents” [ja] will be held on Sunday Oct. 12 from 14.00 – 16.00 (doors open 13.30) at Sanseido Bookstore [ja] in Kanda, Tokyo. The summit will feature three...

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