Digital Day Camp (DDC) is Eyebeam’s longest running program since 1998. DDC is an intensive, multi-week, arts and technology program for approximately 20 NYC public high school students. Through local partnerships, we recruit applicants from youth in schools underrepresented in STEAM programs to ensure a diverse range of ideas and backgrounds in each cohort.
During DDC, students work alongside artist-educators and staff, engaging in lectures and hands-on workshops focusing on art and technology tools, careers in the field, and relevant social and artistic topics. We challenge youth and teachers to apply creative thinking strategies to help them develop critical, empowering and long-lasting relationships with technology.
The theme for this year’s DDC 2017 was POWER, responding to Eyebeam’s current residency cohort examining relationships between power and technology. We challenged youth and teachers to apply creative thinking strategies across a range of tools and topics with the goal to reimagine our relationships between power and technology and for students to view themselves as agents of change.