Some pictures of the Social Media Day organized at Tokyo on June 30th. At the same time, in many other cities in the world, social media enthusiasts celebrated the upcoming changes that will transform the way we live.
That day represents the continue movement and desire of people to communicate, get in contact, and specially to be free to share information and ideas. It was a long journey, not ended yet, which started from the paintings in primitive carves, moved to the creation of characters, rules of grammar, books, printing machines, radio, tv and now internet. A long journey, better understood as a long war against the powers that always tried to control, silence, stop and put humanity back to darkness. Those powers will never succeed and the prove is here, just right now, that I’m writing whatever I want and you are free to read it or close this page.
Twitter, Facebook, Buzz, Flickr, and many others are just the beginning. Let’s participate in this changes, let’s be protagonists of the causes that will lead the effects for a better environment of free and open communication.
Coming of Age Day (成人の日) is a celebration for young ladies and gentlemen, for the day that they become “adults”. Many cultures in the world have similar celebrations and Japan as well. It was nice to see all those young ladies with their kimono :)
That day, my friend Danny Choo took the occasion to organize a meetup for a photoshot of the girls and then a photowalk around Shibuya
Last Tuesday 20th it took place the Tokyo Good Ideas Salon 2009. It was a really interesting event where many forward-thinkers and influencers shared ideas about how to improve our possibilities to make this a better world to live. The event counted with the participation of many smart personalities:
Peter Rojas – Technology Guru, Founder at gdgt, Engadget and Gizmodo
Marc Alt – Green Visionary, Founder at Marc Alt + Partners
Mark Dytham – Creative Catalyst, Partner at Klein Dytham architecture, and Founder of Pecha Kucha
Rie Azuma – Lifestyle Architect, Azuma Architecture
Danny Choo – Japan Sub-Culture Authority, Mirai Inc., dannychoo.com
Hiromi Matsubara – Green Media Activist, Co-founder, Greenz.jp
Piers Fawkes – Trends Expert, Founder at PSFK (moderator)