Archive for the 'Politics' Tag

About Face

16 Feb 2009

In a US Army effort to boost their ‘human capital’, they will begin recruiting skilled immigrants who are living in this country with temporary visas, offering them the chance to become United States citizens in as little as six months… Recruiters expect that the temporary immigrants will have more education, foreign language skills and professional […]

Desedo Does DC

21 Jan 2009

How, you may ask, did team Desedo score passes to the national media pool? Well, there are trade secrets, alas, even in our open-source hearts. Look for some motion pictures of the inauguration from us soon. But we’ve also covered the event in the industry press. Here’s an article I’ve written in AdAge on diversity, […]

Capture the Flag

05 Nov 2008

…Below is another Obama Supporters, Riding Subways story from my cousin Sarah Doe. Last night, as I stepped onto my old familiar L-train, I felt like it was New Year’s Eve. It was after midnight and the train was packed with exuberant 20-somethings. But best of all, as I got on the train, the whole […]

U Street and The White House

05 Nov 2008
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In Washington DC, the U Street neighborhood is often compared to Harlem as a locus of black life that has seen the highs and lows of art and city living. It is also dear to Desedo, as our first project was Raafi’s short film U Street Blue. And it was the place to be last […]

5 Quick Thoughts (scribbled while standing in the voting line this morning)

04 Nov 2008

1) Methinks today were gonna see a nationwide meme of photos and videos from voting lines and inside voting booths. 2) Having a mobile device with which to text/twit/call/ blog/watch makes the time spent in line less mundane. You’re not only able to talk discuss/record the process, but you can also work, or at least […]