eParticipation deconstruction This is my definition of what is eParticipation. I decided to deconstruct other definitions of this word because they do not take into consideration the most important variables that are influencing participation on-line and off-line, power dynamics. Participation just like Democracy is an empty word therefore we need to define it as a process, let’s forget normative approaches there are too many indexes around, it’s time to go back to exploratory methodologies.
Pasos de Cumbia (Cumbia Steps) – Trailer (working in progress) This is the most important chance of my life. I’m working as director and co-producer of this TV series about the popular Afro-Colombian music Cumbia in partnership with CBRA FILM our co-production company from Chile. We have been traveling for more than 5 months around West Africa and South America interviewing musicians and recording them. Our ultimate goal is to trace the origin of Cumbia music and to explain how different countries have developed their own style and culture of Cumbia. The TV series will be composed of 10 episodes of 50 minutes each. There are already two Latin American broadcasters that are our partner one in Chile and one in Colombia.<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/61715406″>Trailer Pasos de Cumbia</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/cbrafilms”>CBRA Films</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>