Kids nowadays are growing up in the midst of enormous shifts in culture, society, and the environment. Bangkok, along with many surrounding Southeast Asian capitals, is urbanizing at breakneck speed. How do kids think about the future of their own neighborhood in the midst of constant change?
We developed the Alt Visions workshop to teach young students (ages 9 to 11) how emerging technologies such as AI, AR, and 3D printing will change the future of their cities. After the workshop, we crowdsourced ideas on how they want to use these technologies to affect change in their neighborhood and design their own after school program at Bangkok 1899.
These ideas will be used as themes for the coming Alt Visions AR Exhibit, where students can see their visions come to life through Spark AR.
How can artists showcase their craft with 360 video?
I co-led a 360 production workshop at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Fine and Applied Art, teaching professors how to integrate immersive video into their disciplines: Classical Music, Dance, Thai Dance, Visual Arts, Digital Media, etc
In early 2016, I facilitated an internet literacy workshop in Lashio, the capital of Shan state in Myanmar. We taught a school of future rights activists how to keep their data safe online. Internet had become widely available just 3 years earlier and many village women were victims of blackmail scandals that involved hackers photoshopping profile picture headshots onto naked bodies, then sending these pictures to the families of innocent women. We focused on privacy settings for their most commonly used tool: Facebook.
Steps With Theera is an accredited vocational training centre for young adults with special needs set in a health focused cafe in Bangkok. I oversaw a Technology and Learning workshop where trainees explored different worlds in a safe space through mobile VR.