By David Ng On May 09, 2013 | 0 Comments
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!
By Katherine Dodds On May 06, 2013 | 0 Comments
HELLO COOL WORLD heads to the STRONG Conference today!
Our media team of Bella, David, and will be on site all week, doing interviews, documenting the conference sessions, live blogging and tweeting. We'll have Mike Jacko as our intern from the VACPCS and Photographer Nancy Bleck will be joining us on Wednesday.
In addition to making a short film about the First Nations Technology Council and their annual STRONG conference - we're making connections work with some of our other projects like Circles of Understanding Project and the book 'Picturing Transformation, Nexw-áyantsut’ that Kat is co-authoring with Chief Bill Williams and Nancy Bleck.
We've also been doing a lot of work around First Nations Health. Check out some of what we've done on our HelloCoolWorldMedia.com site!
Watch this blog for live updates as the conference gets underway!
By Maria Martin On March 20, 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 three days at the CDC Conference was a whirlwind of mid-week fun. The team was there to live-tweet CDC conference happenings + their projects around First Nations health and social media promotion. Many attendees recognized and were aware of our projects and campaigns. We did live tweeting & video interviews throughout the conference, so stay tuned for our vlog post highlighting the event. We asked people what community health meant to them & what community health looked like in First Nations communities. We also interviewed Dr. Evan Adams who explained the connection between community health and the new First Nations Health Authority. The wellness model takes a mind, body, spirit approach.
, health promotion
, Health/Health Advocacy
, Hello Cool World
, I Have Immunity
, HIV AIDS
, Local Events and Parties
, Sexual Health
Maria Martin is interning with Hello Cool World as part of her community nursing course at VCC.