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Stefanie Nelson Dance group – at the iTVT intensive in New York City

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Stefanie Nelson Dance group – at the
iTVT’s Television of Tomorrow intensive conference in New York City on December 5, 2011.
Dancing for Stefanie Nelson Dance Group is Yin Yue.

More images from the iTVT NYC intensive Conference posted here.

Written by Jessica Brandi Lifland

December 13, 2011 at 5:39 pm

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itvt’s Television of Tomorrow 2011 at the Yerba Buena Center

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This year’s itvt TVOT conference shot by myself and Vasna Wilson

Pictures are posted to view and for print orders

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June 16, 2011 at 4:39 pm

itvt’s TVoT Show & Conference at the New York Museum of Art and Design

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December 13, 2010 at 3:48 pm

itvt 2010

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April 11, 2010 at 2:29 pm

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itvt TV of Tomorrow conference

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On March 10-11th, itvt held its annual TV of Tomorrow conference at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. More pics can be seen at:

itvt TVof Tomorrow images – photog’s pix

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click here to see an archive of images from the past 3 years


Some of my work from Africa was displayed in their gallery as part of the show. The tie-in was that a growing number of women in rural Senegal, West Africa who use cell phone texting as a means of communication in their every day lives. This is an amazing use of interactivity in the battle against poverty and illiteracy. The obvious benefit is communication. Cell phones open up lines of communication between villages and extended families located in remote places with no paved roads, traditional phone lines or even electricity. However, the use of cell phones among rural African women has another important and additional positive impact in regards to literacy.

NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations) such as Tostan, have provided the education and resources to empower women in rural Africa villages with literacy.  The problem had been that although such programs exist, the women who benefited from them would quickly forget their new reading and writing skills because there was no need, nor reason to maintain them in the course of every day village life. Tostan members observed that a possible solution to this could be cell phones. Through the daily use of cell phones, these same women now have a reason and a desire to use their reading and writing skills to communicate with each other and their families.


Written by Jessica Brandi Lifland

March 20, 2009 at 6:56 pm

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