The Legacy of Cumbia Sabanera: Carmelo Torres

Among all the variety of cumbias that have traveled across the Americas, the Cumbia Sabanera is one of my favorites. Its tempo, cadence, instruments, and lyrics are deeply connected to the culture of the Colombian Caribbean savanna and are powerful expressions of the sensibility of the peoples from those territories, surrounded by rivers, small hills…

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Youth’s Activities, Aspirations, and Work in the Digital Economy: A New Report and Research agenda.

The relationship between youth and digital technology has been at the center of the public discourse about digital culture, education and socialization in the last two decades. From the myth of the digital native to the alarms about cyber-bullying to the promotion of ed-tech and the debates about children digital rights young people have been…

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Internet and Digital Platforms’ resilience during the Covid19

The pandemic and the global public health crisis have proven the resilience and adaptability of the Internet and the ecosystem of digital platforms. Social networks, cloud services, streaming video, music and game platforms, and a wide variety of mobile applications have successfully supported the growth in user demand and services around the world. With millions…

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Quarantine Aurora

while the city still sleeps
dream drops hit our windows
birds break the silence of night
it is vigil or is a dream?
urban lucid dreams
half-asleep
early daylight paints streets and sidewalks
and the colors of dawn touch closed doors and parked cars
stolid urban flows
paused
muted
half-awake stores, amenities, and buildings
wait for dwellers
quite, still, and dull
quarantine mist blurs our city consciousness
it has not cleared out yet
in-between sleep and wakefulness
we cross the threshold
another day begins

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Youth and Digital Citizenship+ (Plus): New Report from BKC’s Youth and Media Team

As the digital transformation continues to change our society, economy, culture, education and all aspects of our life, the notion of digital citizenship has also evolved, adjusting to the risks and opportunities that the rapid technological change and innovation has brought. Researchers, educators, policy makers and activists have approached to the concept of digital citizenship…

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