Great Trip to Kenya, Europe, and US
I am still not back in Japan yet. I am in Seoul, Korea after 24 hours of 3 stop over flight from Boston to Seoul last night. It has been so busy and I didn't realize how long I have not updated this blog for English readers. Visiting Netherland was a great experience. We have met with various organizations such as Waag Society, V2, Media Guild, European Cultural Foundation, Club of Amsterdam, and University of Amsterdam. Simon helped to set up many great meetings, and as he probably itnended, these people were all very quick to understand what Pangaea is trying to achieve, then offered helping hands. I really look forward to set up our European operation soon. Then short stop over to Boston, of course to Media Lab, we have met Mitch who is doing wonderful job with Scratch, Tod who started his new project, Opera of Future, and Walter who heads OLPC who is almost ready to dispatch. OLPC looks a lot better than before, actually it is beautiful. I can imagine lots of works done in last half year for contents and hardware. We will find a way to collaborate some how. It has been a long time since we visited Media Lab., and still our old freinds are around, it is great to see them and their wonderful projects. They all told us that we should be there more often, and I totally agree, but we will focus on Europe and Africa for now. Seoul is warm. We have been traveling to countries around 10 degree or little above in last 3 weeks, so this humidity reminded that Japan also is still in end of summer weather. Well, in 3 more days, after running new season of activity at Mizy Center, I will return to home.