Orlando Arts Podcast

Interviews with people making art in Orlando.

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23: KidzConnect.org

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Josephine Dorado, Media Artist, Performer, Educator, Social Entrepreneur and founder of Kidz Connect speaks with host Mark Baratelli about Kidz Connect. Kidz Connect is a program that connects young people in different countries via media art, performance and collaborative creation in virtual worlds. This summer, students at the Patel Conservatory in Tampa, Florida, wrote, created and performed a live show with students at the IVKO Montessori School in Amsterdam, Netherlands, learning about each other’s culture in the process through music, dance, digital art and/or storytelling within the virtual world Teen Second Life.

This Kidz Connect project is funded in part by the Joy McCann Foundation and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and is supported by partnerships between IVKO Montessori School, the Patel Conservatory, the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, the Waag Society for Old and New Media and ZoomLab.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:
the Waag Society for Old and New Media
Kidz Connect
Teen Second Life
Patel Conservatory
Linden Labs
Skype Video Conferencing