“New Media” is all about, people putting their own ‘frame’ around the world and sharing their views with others, with or without the intervention of a professional broadcasting company. It seems that everyone who’s anyone has a Facebook or Twitter account as well as a blog, and/or a video on YouTube. There are countless social networking sites and spaces for people to create virtual communities that may (or may not) also have off line and face to face gatherings.
However, New Media, didn’t just suddenly appear from nowhere. Throughout history people have had a spark of an idea, perhaps shared it with a friend and built their concepts step by step. These are the Pioneers of which we speak, some of whom just happen to be women.
This blog is not about women being better (or worse) than men.
This blog is a celebration of the achievements of women who are leaders in their professional and creative lives, historically and in the 21st century.
The 21st century Soft footsteps of change are pioneering women because they have all been involved in projects that are making best use of new media platforms and leading edge technology. Their work provides pathways within the new media industry for other people to follow, hence, the title of the blog; Soft footsteps.
Soft footsteps will reveal how individuals with passionate ideas, a strong work ethic and self-belief can create successful and satisfying careers doing work that they love. It is hoped that you, as a reader of this blog, will enjoy these stories and find them thought provoking and inspirational.
The blog will fall into 3 main categories
A reflective historical look at women’s roles in the development of:
Art & Literature; Computing Technology; Education; Entertainment; Politics; Science; Society
Our 21st century pioneers, are listed below in alphabetical order.
Author and Internet pioneer who is convinced that ignorance and terror will be ended by global connectivity.
Executive Advisor and Senior Consultant, Vital Wave Consulting
Founder of the World Pulse Media Enterprise
The final section will assess events from 2007 to the present and offer thoughts on what may happen in the future.
The next post will begin with the story of Julian of Norwich
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