Archive for January, 2011
We open with a baby being born in the back of a Toyota pickup truck while it is driving franticly up a long and bumpy mountain side. This is the lush island of Sao Nicolau, one of the ten islands that make the west African archipelago country called Cape Verde. This boy would later be named Levy Samuel Silva born to a “Pama” and “Tide.” The boy would grow up on this Atlantic island till the age of six, when he would be told he was to move the America.
We open with a young boy exiting a plane at Logan Airport, Boston to a new sensation as foreign to him as the language, a chilling cold wind. He and his younger sister are greeted by uncles and aunts who he had long ago said goodbye. The boy learns to adjust and matures while in school. He learns the customs and plays in something he had never imagined, snow. He remains mindful of his home and looks to return one day.
We open with a young man walking into his Social Media Innovation class. The once young boy is a college student attending Temple University. He has grown to become a Economics major, with a minor in Management Information Systems. He has worked hard to get here and sacrificed a lot. He chose this major so that one day he can return to his poor yet humble home country and be better educated and an asset to Cape Verde in its goals of further development. He takes this course in new media to be better equipped for helping him people enter and understand this new age of technology. He hopes to familiarize himself with these new medias and use them to pay homage to where he came from. A boy motivated by where he opened with.