By Bella Sie On May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
I have just emerged from the depths of the edit suite, and am happy to announce that the SACY project Kat and I have been working on has an official name: Share Your Voice.
Share Your Voice is a project that features the honest thoughts and opinions of real Vancouver youth on real youth issues. What challenges do today's youth face? How do youth cope with their stresses? Where can youth access info on safety, or get support? These are all questions we asked these teens from high schools across the Vancouver School District. Their voices are the stars of this project which includes a 15-minute video around SACY's 4 S's - Speak Up, Get Smart, Speak Up, Get Support - and a series of posters.
We are currently in the final approval stages of this project, so hang tight and you'll catch a glimpse of all the aforementioned work shortly.
By Katherine Dodds On May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Bella is the newest addition to Hello Cool World, enlisting for the cause at the end of 2010. A graduate of BCIT's Broadcast Communications for TV program, she's worked in all aspects of production and has a knack for new media & technology. |
Hello Cool World wants to congratulate all those companies who made it into the Spring Cohort of ideaBOOST!
We're thrilled we have been included in the first ever IdeaBOOST affiliates program, and while hile we're sad we weren't one of the chosen six to be part of the Spring Cohort, we are still very pleased that we made it to the top of the page views, and the top three by boosts (thank you all our boosters!). Below is an abeit narcissistic screen grab of the page views rating! : )
But seriously, we were very thrilled to get the support of so many people, it gave us a chance to 'go public' with our intentions to fund and develop our integrated platform and it has helped us hone our pitch which is very useful. We have been calling it the 'Dream Machine, because this really is our dream. Even getting on the shortlist has been a big boost to our project.
We also feel very fortunate that because of the buzz we generated and the strength of our proposal, the CFC and their sponsors have chosen to include us as one of the additional companies granted 'official' affiliate status for the IdeaBOOST program, complete with networking perks and opportunities to pitch potential investors.
“Congratulations to all of the companies who entered – the quality was exceptional,” The CFC’s Chief Digital Officer Ana Serano said. In addtion to the six chosen, Serano added: “This year’s entrants were all of such a high calibre, that we’ll also be launching ideaBOOST’s first Affiliate Program, enabling all of the companies who made it to the shortlist to participate in a select number of ideaBOOST sessions, peer-to-peer learning and strategic assessment modules.”
To see all the winning companies as well as the affliliates go to the IdeaBOOST.ca site.
You can also see our Hello Cool World Dream Machine entry there. We're going to use this momentum and feedback to make our pitch for this grassroots platform even stronger. We will still need your help to make our "Dream Machine" come true!
By David Ng On May 09, 2013 | 0 Comments
Katherine Dodds AKA "Kat" is the founder of Good Company Communications and HelloCoolWorld.com. Trained in renegade advertising & branding through her work with Adbusters in the '90s, Kat's early induction into the possibilities of the web-world was inspired by the term hypertext, which she immediately found comforting. She is dedicated to cause-related communication and to the development and use of tools that promote democratic processes.
The #STRONG2013 conference is ending tomorrow, but today will be our final day being here twittering and social media-ing.
By David Ng On May 08, 2013 | 0 Comments
David Ng is a Hello Cool World veteran with experience going back a decade. David first worked with us when he was just 14 years old as a participant in the youth advisory group for the sexual health education program Condomania. Now an accomplished videographer passionate about the issues of gender and power, he is currently on sabbatical in South Africa while he pursues a Masters in Gender Studies with a focus on international development.
What an intense - but fun - 3 days it's been at the #STRONG2013 conference! We've had a great response from participants who have been actively tweeting and responding to all the online action!
By David Ng On May 07, 2013 | 0 Comments
Guest Blogger Mike Jacko has joined the team from the Circles of Understanding project. HCW Is thrilled to have his help with the conference and to be working with him on the new COU project too. Here's his panorama pic of the tweet team in action!
LIGHTS! CAMERA! TWITTER!
The Hello Cool World team has been full-on tweeting, and filming the confernce! Many interviews have been done, and many are still to come tomorrow! Saw an iphone on a tripod, went to the Indigitization workshop, learnt about some of the challenges of entering into the digital world, checked out the Online Safety workshop, and also checked out Cross-media Story-telling workshop facilitated by the amazing Cease Wyss. I also missed several other awesome workshops because they all run at the same time :( The conference has so much information I can barely keep up. Looking forward to the next few days, can't wait to hear more ideas from First Nations people about Indigitizing their communities! Exciting!! - MJ
Below: Grand Chief Edward John addresses the morning session.
More photos below the break!