Digital Day Camp 2010

Event Type: 
workshop
Event Type: 
youth program
Hours: 
1:30PM-5:30PM
Cost: 
Daily stipend for participation
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Programming Series: 
Digital Day Camp
Partner Organizations: 
T-Mobile Creation Center

Digital Day Camp 2010 (DDC10) engaged 16 NYC public high school students in the pilot of our Mobile App School. As part of this 3-week intensive, students worked alongside experienced artists, designers, and technologists to design their own software application for the mobile platform. Students researched cell phones as tools for creative interaction, learned how to create graphics for mobile devices, and organized all their great ideas into one collaborative mobile app proposal. At a closing reception for the Mobile App School, students and creative collaborators pitched their proposed app to an audience of application developers.

The theme for DDC10 responds to our summer exhibition, Re:Group: Beyond Models of Consensus. Throughout the process of researching and designing their app, students will meet and learn about the work of Re:Group artists whose practice poses social, creative, and bottom-up solutions and interventions in response to community challenges. These explorations will inform their work as they imagine new potienals for the mobile platform.

Visit the student authored blog for this program.

Videos from the final event where students pitched their app ideas.

Our research partners at the T-Mobile Creation Center have generously provided smart phones for us to play and experiment with as we explore the mobile platform.

About the program:

Each year, DDC accepts 16 students from NYC public high schools in 2010. Participating students are paid a $20/day stipend, paid out at the program's conclusion.

Deadline to Submit Applications : Thursday, June 10, 2010
Notification of acceptance to program: Friday June 18, 2010

DDC10 Schedule
Monday–Thursday, 1:30-5:30PM
Starting: Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Ending: Monday, July 26, 2010
Final presentation: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 6PM–8PM

Location: All events will take place at Eyebeam - 540 W 21st Street (btwn 10th & 11th Avenue)

Student is eligible to apply if s/he:

  • Is currently enrolled in a public high school;
  • Can recruit a teacher, school staff member, or community group organizer to fill out the DDC Recommendation form;
  • Can demonstrate an interest in art, technology, and/or cultural/political issues;
  • Has an exemplary attendance record and a willingness to learn new things;
  • Is available for the entire duration of each day at the Digital Day Camp!!!

Previous experience with new media tools and technology is not preferred or a prerequisite for the program. Ideal candidates are interested in new learning experiences and environments and opportunities to engage with different students and local artists.

The application period for DDC 2010 has closed. Sign-up for our email list to learn about future youth programs by emailing stephanie@eyebeam.org

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