Conversation with Lukas Birk

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Following an introduction from Cemre, had a terrific conversation today with Lukas Birk. I explained a little of my background, motivations and the Cambodia project itself. These points came up in discussion: How can I make a product to engage people? Video seems the way to go for interviews, especially. Given the (still) rather hidden nature of this history, consider …

Week Three Reflections

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For this week’s reflections, a little late, a few questions stood out. How could your subjects be influencing you and your approach? Well, unfortunately that has been a real dilemma to me. I am very keen that the Cambodia project tells the story of Sarath and his family. But it has become increasingly clear that ONLY thinking of that will force …