Some of you may recall a series of posts about a 'kid' I tagged as "E" who originally asked for a blog link. Teachable moment I embraced. Offered "E" a challenge. Blogged about the challenge, but not immediately linking to his site. Some dug the premise. Some didn't. But it led to some intriguing conversation. A primer:
- Part 1: Help a 16 Year Old Blogger Catch Fire
- Part 2: Following the "Dig:Nat" Bloggers Further Down the Rabbit Hole
- Part 5: The 16 Year Old Blogger Has This Fire Thing Down Well Enough, Thank You Very Much
- Part 6: "A Blogger...Who Happens to Be 16"
Tomorrow and Friday he's headed to the "Future of Online Advertising" Conference in NYC after submitting an application for a ticket on his own. Not a typ 'kid' thing to do, n'est-ce pas? OR is it? (he smiles)
Was reminded of this by an email he sent out tonight. And reminded of his "Grab Bag" project. Something to get involved in, you may ask? Here's Ethan. A video he created. And a bit of background on what he's creating with a wide range of artists. Perhaps the answer lies in there (hint, hint):
Gotta love his business card (see above). Gotta love that this is an off-the-school-clock project. And gotta wonder what the world would be like if more of us supported 'kids' like Ethan pushing hard on creative boundaries. Good stuff, that. Lots for us to consider.
And if you have one more spare second? Perhaps you'll love the old skool stop-action video he created. Kinda lovely. Even bring a smile to your face. Esp. if you think 'kids' are just wasting their time with this mediasnacking business (yes, DK, that is your cue: DK, meet Ethan; Ethan, meet DK!).