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Michael Doherty

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Overview

  • 28 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Freelance Design and Technology
  • UCLA Design | Media Art & NYU Intera...
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Finding creative ways of empowering communities to connect and become active in their future while maintaining the importance of their history and culture.

ABOUT ME

I graduated from NYU studying interactive telecommunication (http://itp.nyu.edu). I am especially interested in interactive environments that connect our physical world to the computer(virtual) world through various forms of sensing and interaction.

I hope to use my creations to encourage and make people aware of how to live more sustainability. I would also like to create technology that engages and inspires the community to use technology for social and environmental justice.

PHILOSOPHY

Try everything once(well... almost everything)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

By giving couchsurfers an authentic perspective on the cultures and subcultures of the current city I live in. Sharing the secrets and my knowledge of that city. Through immersing myself in the cultures of the places I visit through exploration and connecting with the community.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Fantastic.

Interests

graphic design, media art, architecture, sustainability, bicycles, public transportation, information visualization, VJ, electronic music, botany, cinematography, food culture, material fabrication

Music, Movies & Books

Cinema: Il Conformisa(and all other neo-realist), Fondo y Liz, Gattaca, l'Auberge Espagnole, Moulin Rouge, Garden State, Magnolia(and all Paul Thomas Anderson), Pi...

Authors: J.D. Salinger, Herman Hesse, William J. Craddock, Joseph Heller...

Music: Radiohead, Boards of Canada, Stars, Broken Social Scene, Aphex Twin, Justice, M83, Mulatu Astatke, Menomena, The Books, Sigur Rós, Mogwai, Jimi Hendrix, Portishead, Philip Glass...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Helped build a house in a township in Capetown, South Africa

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach drums, piano, guitar and always want to learn new instrument. I love to cook and love even more to learn about new foods and recipes. I'd like to learn about almost anything and to share my own knowledge.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Singapore, United States

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