“JOURNEYS by Telecommunity” by Dunn

  • ©Robert (Bob) M. Dunn

  • ©Robert (Bob) M. Dunn


Entry Number: 16


    JOURNEYS by Telecommunity

Program Title:

    Digital Bayou




    JOURNEYS by TeleCommunity is an ongoing project in which young students from around the world express ideas, art, and insights in a dialogue about personal journeys, through multimedia imagery, QuickTime movies, and net- work exchange. They “travel” via the Internet to collaborate on journeys of peace, of the heart, of meaning, of the future. Through shared animations and interactive multimedia pieces, Internet videoconferencing, Web browsing and editing, email exchange, templating, and ftp transfer, they communicate and integrate experiences and perceptions of the world and each other. The premise “think globally, act locally” is realized in this undertaking, as students expand their conceptual views of the world while they create in their studio settings. “Acting locally” takes on new implications as expansive telecommunications technologies give local actions a direct global resonance.

    Participants include students working at the Duquesne University School of Education (their computer academy), in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; students at the Israel Museum Youth Wing in Jerusalem; students associated with the Henie Onstad Art Center in Høvikodden, Norway; and students in Amman, Jordan, in association with and assisted by the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies and the Amman Baccalaureate School.


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