SINGAPORE, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Digital Life Academy today announced that Andrew Argue of the United States has been selected to attend the Academy for its 2011 session in Singapore this summer.
The Digital Life Academy is a global think tank of people ages 16-25 who are interested in the areas of online privacy, data and content ownership, content monetization and similar topics. The Academy will comprise of 30 individuals who meet for a 6-week period annually. Academy selection is based on the individuals demonstrating entrepreneurial drive, business acumen and a dedication to the concept of digital life freedom. Over 15,000 prospective candidates from more than 100 countries have enquired about the Academy.
"We are delighted that Andrew will be joining us at the Academy," said Johan Stael von Holstein, CEO of MyCube, the Academy sponsor. "We have not had a large number of applications from the U.S., but those that we have received have been generally outstanding and have demonstrated an understanding of the need for us to have privacy, and ownership and control of our online lives."
Said Mr. Argue, "There is a philosophical shift occurring in what it means to participate on the web. Users create the real value online, not site owners, and I look forward to being a part of the Academy, and the broader initiative to take back the web for users." Mr. Argue's application essay can be read at http://bit.ly/iPKP9g.
Academy members will develop position papers, editorials, articles and business ideas related to the core Academy concepts of online privacy, ownership and control. After the program session, members will continue to serve as spokespeople for the Academy and will help to select and mentor future members.
The Academy will run from 4 July to 12 August 2011 at MyCube's headquarters in Singapore. Academy members receive free flights, free housing and a $3,000 Singapore dollar stipend.
The Academy is accepting applications for the 2011 session until 10 June. For more information on the Academy, please see internship2011.mycube.com.