Over the winter break, I spent three of those four weeks in Japan. It was awesome. All of it: the food, the snow monkeys, the transit. The overabundance of technology in Tokyo and the total deprivation of information access in Yudanaka. But mostly the food.
During a bumpy, hour-long motocab ride out of Iquitos, Peru, my iPhone popped out of my pocket, out of the loosely scaffolded vehicle, and onto the potholed and rocky street. By the time I realized it was gone, it was already dust.
Last month I joined Digital Democracy, an Oakland-based nonprofit that brings technology to indigenous communities in South America to protect their land rights and fight climate change. I’ve joined for a little while to advise them on how to grow their team. Yes, it is as cool as it sounds.
This past week, I flew to Berlin to throw down with the Refugees Hackathon.