Jennifer Berry’s exchange will focus on women’s empowerment by leveraging new media art to tell stories that highlight nuanced narratives. Berry has a powerful vision of stewardship to the planet and a focus on the relationship between nature, heritage, and the built environment. This background will inform her workshops, which she will approach through the lens of art, science, and technology.
Since January 2017, I have been attempting to become a human version of Amazon Alexa, a voice-activated AI system for people in their own homes. The project is called LAUREN. Anyone can visit get-lauren.com to sign up. The process begins with an installation of a...read more
Each evening as I wind down here in the Bay Area, my partners in Nepal begin their work day. Though worlds apart, we have been in such close contact online that I feel a part of me is already there. In just three weeks, the rest of me will catch up, and I will be...read more
Heidi Boisvert, [radical] signs of life. Camera, Jim DeSeve; Editing, Yoni Turkienicz. For the past 15 years, I anticipated future tech trends and used emerging media and technology to support social justice campaigns addressing violence and advancing values of...read more
U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu — Nepal
About Our Host Partner, Nepal Communitere
Nepal Communitere is a Nepali run and based non-profit organization that brings together Nepali and international groups to operate as one community. Nepal Communitere provides a dynamic, collaborative space for relief and sustainable renewal, giving individuals and organizations the means to pioneer innovative solutions and become self-reliant.