Throwback Thursday: Carnaval in La Vega

Think back to the month of February. In the United States, it is usually a snow-filled time, punctuated by chocolate candies and red hearts for Valentines Day (and the discounted candies on February 15!) However, in the Dominican Republic, February means celebration! Carnaval rules and each weekend, different cities have their own Carnaval celebration, leading … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Carnaval in La Vega

No Longer Lost in Translation: Helpful Websites and Apps in Santo Domingo

Moving to a new country can be completely overwhelming, especially when traveling alone for work. First, one may have to navigate a new language and a new culture. Second, one needs to orient him or herself to a new city and country. Third, one needs to re-create a feeling of home. Moving from New York … Continue reading No Longer Lost in Translation: Helpful Websites and Apps in Santo Domingo

Your Day is My Night – World Premiere at MoMA

Last night, I went with a friend from college to MoMA Film for the world premiere of Your Day is My Night, a documentary/experimental film by Lynne Sachs about "shift-bed" apartments in Chinatown. The characters told vignettes about their lives; meanwhile, a new tenant moves into a crowded apartment with Asian immigrants in an effort … Continue reading Your Day is My Night – World Premiere at MoMA

Gimme More! Augmented Reality – Opening

I went to the opening reception of Gimme More: Is Augmented Reality the Next Medium? at Eyebeam tonight. Augmented reality is what happens when computer-generated sound, images, etc are used while directly or indirectly viewing the world around you. This can range from something like a motion-sensor video game sensing your movements, to video goggles … Continue reading Gimme More! Augmented Reality – Opening