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Friday, March 28, 2008

Creativity Cafe Founders Corner: V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media Ink; Visionary Artists Showcase and Networking Event

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

KidCast for Peace 2008 - from NY Area

It seems I will be on the East Coast for this years KidCast for Peace. So I will be contacting folks I know there to find a broadcast center and cadre of kids.

The URL for this years KidCast is

BTW, I plan to have our last few KidCast Videos playing on this blog!


Sunday, August 07, 2005

Hiroshima Day Aug 6th - Maui Peace Celebration

I was asked to play keyboards for a dance and song that the group gathering to honor those that gave their lives for peace, would perform. I realized I was going to a peace gathering. Though I have been happy to have a break from KidCast, I saw the opportunity and need to find volunteers and stimulate interest in my work.

I wrote out a intro for Kachina to read, instead she introduced me and let me say a few words. When I arrived, I was greeted by Chuck I think his name was. At first he was hesitant to let me hang the KCFP banner, but then after checking with the director of the gathering, he offered to help me hang it. That was really nice of him!

I did have to protest upon his first rebuttal to my request. It wasn't his event so he was right on about not letting me put up the banner without clearance. I had to bring up the fact (to get to the next negotiating point person) that I was a peace worker too, and we are on the same team. That I have tried to bring my work to the attention of this group before and have been constantly rejected as having something viable, loving and meaningful to share by way of collaboration. Such is Maui it seems.

If this were not the case, IMHO, we would be allied in some way. So I was strongly intent on getting the banner up to demonstrate what V.A.R.I.O.U.S. was up to here on Maui; as another voice for PEACE. Here is an image of the gathering.

Maui Peace Gathering Honoring Hiroshima DaySee more of my photos. Please make a comment!

After I addressed those gathered, I wished I had spoken about how the world is now able to make its voice heard directly through podcasting and vodcasting. That its every persons' responsibility to make their voice heard in this way - rather than via electing government officials who speak for us. YEAH, Right... like stagnant water is fit to drink? I don't think so. I don't want the clowns in office raising my children. i.e., the children of this world.

Did you see the great suggestion by Rick Barbuto, Esq. interviewed for KidCast for Peace 14 on Sept 21, 2004 by Peter Rosen in NYC - at the 11 Days event? He speaks about what we should do to transform organizations locally first! The result will have global impact. Check it out.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

United Nations International Day of Peace to feature KidCast for Peace; a Digital (or not) Storytelling Adventure and Children's Video Conference


Please let your networks know:

PARTICIPATION INVITATION: United Nations International Day of Peace
features KidCast for Peace Digital (or not) Storytelling Adventure and
Children's Video Conference!

If you don't aleady know about it, KidCast for Peace; Solutions for a
Better World on September 21st, will facilitate the expression of young
leaders and their multimedia SOLUTIONS. Now is the time to add yours
and participate! The idea is to facilitate the expressions of young
people and create an opportunity to instigate healing, and the
production of positive media; "content" from participants around the
world at various videoconference nodes.

Visionary Artists Resources Including Other Unique Services
(V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media, 501c3) is getting ready for the next (14th)
KIDCAST FOR PEACE and invites you to participate on Sept 21, from where
ever you are, in cooperation with the UNITED NATIONS International Day
of Peace and 11 DAYS of Unity. KidCast for Peace is an open invitation
for the young and young at heart to chat "visually" via multipoint
videoconference on the Internet with art the catalyst for social
change. Each location feeds (with or without audio and text chat) into
a screen of video windows joining other "pods" of kids in other
countries - all at the same time. That is our goal. You are invited!

Through creating a "space bridge and open "network" transcending space,
time and social moires (so to allow children of all ages contact with
peers regardless of country lines, color lines or cultural
conditioning), KidCast for Peace motivates young people to shape the
world they will inherit and to learn about cooperation, creative
self-expression, ecological sanity and conflict resolution. Details can
be found in KidCast Central:

Please enroll your associates and other venues such as schools, cyber
cafes and art centers - where children of all ages are accessible to
computers and the Net (see web site above for details and help). You
can help ground KidCast for Peace in your neighborhood or school by
passing on this message. In a multi-node video conference, everyone can
see, hear and interact with everyone else at once over a dial up
connection to the Internet. We will be using iVisit video conferencing
software (free for Mac and PC) to enable children of all ages make and
present "peace" art, which becomes the catalyst for the groups'
interaction. KidCast for Peace; Solutions for a Better World
facilitates the expression of positive media and creative SOLUTIONS to
personal and planetary problems of our times. We hope to see you in our
network in order to help bring more peace, love and happiness to our
world. Please let your networks know about this Peace project and
participate in presenting your art and heart!

Blessings, Love and PEACE,
Peter Rosen
Coordinator and Founder
Creativity Cafe's KidCast for Peace; Solutions for a Better World
projects of Visionary Artists Resources Including Other Unique Services
(V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media, 501c3)

PS: normally the network does not form until just before the event.
Before that, people are getting information, making art, and debugging
their audio and video so the technology is transparant on the day of
our event.

On Aug 18, 2004, at 1:41 PM, Maui Peace Action wrote:

> The steering committee of Maui Peace Action group met at 6:10 p.m. in
> room 102 of the Kalama building, Monday, 16 august 2004. In attendance
> were: M. Stokesberry, F. Genilla-Garvin, M. Martin, D. Field, B.
> McFadden, M. Joshi, D. Buck, D. Johnston, M. Kainrath. Martha Martin
> presiding.
> Minutes of the previous meeting were accepted as written.
> There was no treasurer�??s report.
> 1. Voter Registration. Deadline for Primary elections is Thursday,
> August 19 and for the General elections on Oct. 4. There will be voter
> registration on Wednesday Aug. 18 at the MACC before each film and at 
> MCC on August 23 & 24 in front of the book store. Registration forms
> can also be found at libraries and in the front of the Maui Big Book
> phone book & at the County Clerk's office, 7th floor, County Building,
> Wailuku.
> Fely will register voters again on Saturday, Aug. 21 at the QKC in
> front of customer service from 11am to 1pm. She will schedule more
> days for September to the October deadline.
> 2. Hiroshima Observance �?? August 6�?�.suggestion made that a letter be
> composed by Mele and Bonnie to summarize key points of the event for
> the public and the people on our e-mail list and possibly to the MN
> editor. Recent Hiroshima visit info will be posted on our web site.
> 3. The committee approved paying for the voice mail renewal fee of
> $93.75 for a year.
> 4. The committee also approved the project to purchase 10 copies of
> We, The People as a fund-raiser. They will be sold at $12.00 a book.
> 5. WORLD PEACE DAY, Sept. 15 will be celebrated at the MCC campus.
> E.K. Duru of the Republique Unie du Cameroun of central West Africa,
> attorney who worked for the United Nations will speak at noon in the
> Science Building. Ann Wright former Lt. Colonel of the U.S. Army and
> U.S. Foreign Service Officer who resigned in protest of the U.S.
> attack on independent countries will speak in the student lounge at 6
> p.m. MCC Peace Club member Akari Ueoka has also been asked to give a
> slide show presentation of her summer camp in Croatia. The Mayor�??s
> Peace Proclamation will be read.
> Next meeting: Monday, August 30 at 6 p.m., room 102 Kalama.
> Facilitator: Mele Stokesberry
> Meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.
> Respectfully submitted,
> Felomina Genilla-Garvin, secretary

Peter H. Rosen
Founder and Director
Visionary Artists Resources Including Other Unique Services
(V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media, 501c3)
producer of Creativity Cafe; New School for the New Millennium
and KidCast for Peace; Solutions for a Better World

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Leaving for the Mainland - Start of KidCast 14

I begin this journey with a trip to SIGGRAPH (.org) it will end in NYC
with a KidCast for Peace as part of 11 DAYS OF UNITY.

Peter H. Rosen
Founder and Director
Visionary Artists Resources Including Other Unique Services
(V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media, 501c3)
producer of Creativity Cafe; New School for the New Millennium
and KidCast for Peace; Solutions for a Better World

Friday, January 31, 2003

Aloha Ohana (Hawaiian word for Family),

I have started this blog to record the transition of our world and the evolution of "KidCast For Peace; Solutions For a Better World" a project I started in 1995. Please join in participaton.