Welcome to My Networked Life, a documentary-style video series that takes you around the world for a look at how young professionals, entrepreneurs, artists and students are using connected technology to achieve goals and realize dreams. These stories are personal, they are real and they are powerful. #networkedlife
Shilo Shiv Suleman, Bangalore, India
"I'm allowed to be a digital gypsy of sorts. My office can become a small little grove under a giant banyan tree."
Meet Shilo Shiv Suleman. She is an Indian illustrator, animator and visual artist. Shilo's latest project centers on mobile technology as she creates interactive narratives for children on the iPad. Her stories of fantasy and wonder create interactions and experiences that encourage her readers to actively seek out natural environments. Follow @shilo1221, visit her blog, watch her on TED, and check out the Khoya App.
Craig Charnock, Cape Town, South Africa
"I can run my business and create my work anywhere I go."
Meet Craig Makhosi Charnock, better known as White Ou. Craig recently burst onto the South African music scene with one goal in mind: to promote multiculturalism. Aside from White Ou's music, he owns a company called UBuntu Bridge, and has been teaching isiXhosa for eight years. Like Ubuntu on Facebook.
Fabio Lalli, Rome, Italy
"The network allows me to work from anywhere - from home, from the street, from the piazza, from the beach."
Meet Fabio Lalli. He is always connected. He thinks, speaks and writes about technology and new media. Founder of CulturaDigitale.com, a project for the dissemination of digital culture in Italy, Fabio is passionate about innovation and technology and all its applications. Follow @fabiolalli.
Enes Kutluca, Turkey
Entrepreneur and Environmental Engineer
"I love working outside instead of my office. I need to turn any cafe into my office just with my smart phone."
Meet Enes Kutluca. He is an entrepreneurial environmental engineer who lives, works and studies in Istanbul, Turkey. He envisions a future where every household will treat their own waste water and produce their own energy. Visit GreenAgeTECH and follow Enes on Facebook and Twitter.
Nhat Vuong, Tokyo, Japan
"I am constantly talking with people around the world. Technology almost removes country borders…allowing international collaborations."
Meet Nhat Vuong. Nhat is the founder of i-kifu, an organization that aims to make more people contribute to society, by creating a platform where individuals, NPOs and corporations, can coexist in a mutually beneficial environment by using the power of Internet, social networks and mobile technologies. Follow ikifu.org on Facebook.
Juliana Machado Ferreira, Brazil
Biologist, PhD in Genetics
"Nowadays we have all this access to technology…I wouldn't say it allows me to be what I am, but it definitely helps me to be what I am. I could not imagine myself without it."
Meet Juliana Machado Ferreira. She holds a PhD in genetics and is working to better understand the origins of birds seized from illegal trade. Her ultimate goal is to help set up a Wildlife Forensics Laboratory in Brazil. Follow Juliana on Facebook, watch her TED Talks, and visit sosfauna.org and freelandbrasil.org.br.
Hanwen Zhang, Shanghai, China
Public Relations Manager
"More access and less boundaries…provides freedom and possibility."
Meet Hanwen Zhang. She is an account manager for a global PR firm where she depends upon collaborative technologies to connect with clients around the world. She also has a passion for photography which serves as inspiration for her work. Follow @张mangzi, @fantasia, and visit 张瀚文.
Alisa Vogt, Karlsruhe, Germany
"Travel is probably the best way to experience a culture, but networked technology helps you stay in a culture a little bit longer."
Meet Alisa Vogt. She is a university student majoring in International Relations and management. Connectivity is critical for her studies and her social life as she moves from various platforms gathering and sharing information. She thrives on the ability to be connected anywhere, but values the discipline to "turn it off" when and where she wants.
Azita Ardakani, Vancouver, Canada
Social Media Agency Founder
"The network is the lifeblood…it is literally everything that we need to be able to connect."
Meet Azita Ardakani. She is the founder of Lovesocial: a social media agency with an eager mandate of "connecting people with things that matter." Follow @Azita and @Lovesocial.
Kurt Varner, California, United States
"My phone is like a limb for me…and that's just the world we live in."
Meet Kurt Varner. His dream is to build a start up…but in order to do so…he has chosen to save money by living from his car in California's Silicon Valley. Learn more about Kurt's true story here. Follow @kurtvarner and visit Kurt's Website.
Clora Romo, Mexico City, Mexico
Social Entrepreneur, Architect
"Technology enables not only collaboration, but to approach different people that maybe are not close to me, my work or my framework."
Meet Clora Romo. She is young woman in Mexico City, trained as an architect with a mind for bettering the city and promoting the culture. She uses the network to bring people together through Pase Eusted, an online community she co-founded. Follow @clora and @paseusted.
Patrick Stevenson-Keating, South London, England
"Technology has become so influential in the design process, especially networking technology."
Meet Patrick Stevenson-Keating, designer and technologist. Working across physical and digital platforms, Patrick's work combines new technology with physical artifacts and refined prototypes. Follow @Patrick_S_K and visit Patrick's Website.