Questioning Assumptions and Exploring Realities
Edited By Heather M. Pleasants and Dana E. Salter
Chapter 5: I Transform Myself, I Transform the World Around Me
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I Transform Myself, I Transform the World Around Me
Diana J. Nucera and Jeanette Lee
It took me about five years to really understand the complexity of the statement “I transform myself, I transform the world around me.” Detroit Summer and Allied Media Projects recruited me to bring my media and technology teaching knowledge to Detroit in the summer of 2008. I left several lives behind me to start what seemed to be a dream job of building media labs and teaching media arts with people who saw the holistic potential of media and technology. At the time, it was rare that I came across people who wanted to use media and technology to foster healing, build relationships and bridge communities, so I jumped at the opportunity. I saw it as a chance to rest from the relentless struggle of climbing non-profit ladders that could not hold my creative weight to begin with. This was also an opportunity to heal from the scars that working in academia had left on me. I remember feeling I had everything I needed and nothing at all.
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