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Today wrapped up a month of website design with Wordpress.  Students spent the past month learning about design, content, and functionality of  Now they each have a fully-functional blog with interactive widgets featuring a wide array of subjects.


Eyebeam & the Institute of Play collaborated to produce some amazing workshops at Q2L... and here are the links to the event videos!  Superhero Costume Design Using Crazy-Cool Paper Folding Techniques, led by Diana Eng, taught students the mechanical engineering behind deployable structures.


While our preparations seemed endless for U.W.A.C. day, it came and went all in an instant. Not only did we successfully reach our goals of reiterating nature into an urban environment, but we were able to peek the interests of viewers of all ages. From infants to the elderly, even a few dogs joined in on the fun with their owners. More importantly we were able to get our point across and people were able to appreciate the project and in many cases join in on our cause. Our original design of news and tissue paper flowers acted as the perfect decorative shell for the plant pods we placed in the center. The wires wrapped around the center of the flowers acted as stems; allowing us to place them on scaffolding, gates, fences, etc. Everyone left our workshop with either their very own paper flower planter or a sense of accomplishment by donating their paper flower planters to us. A few hours into the event we ventured to 10th Avenue between 24th and 25th street.


It was another great afternoon as a group continued developing their blogs and websites.  Blogs from sports to crafty creative projects to documenting an-animation-in-process are coming together and looking fantastic. The drop-in program runs every Thursday from 3-6PM, so be sure to drop by!


Thursday wrapped up a month of NES graphic and music hacking here at
Eyebeam. Students immersed themselves into the music program
FamiTracker (seen here), allowing them to create NES music tracks.
With graphic hacking and music creation, I think we'll have a handful
of new video game creators out there.

Remember, Eyebeam's drop-in program runs EVERY Thursday from 3-6 and
the workshops begin at 4PM. This March, Georg Pedersen will introduce
students to web design using Wordpress -- don't miss it!



The Eyebeam Action Lab is a community engagement project where creative practitioners working in open source software design and art activism will collaborate with teen communities to design software-based solutions for social challenges. During a one-year period we will complete 5-8 projects.

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