June: DIY Multi-User Network Mania with Eyebeam collaborator Dan Walmsley, and Gabriella Coleman

NYC public school students between the ages of 13–18 are invited to spend their Thursday afternoons, from 3–6PM, at Eyebeam. Each month will feature a series of free hands-on workshops, starting at 4PM, where students will have the opportunity to work with different open-source software programs as used by artists and technologists.

Thursdays in June: DIY Multi-User Network Mania with Eyebeam collaborator Dan Walmsley, and Gabriella Coleman
Were there online social networks before the web? How did gamers create huge multi-player worlds before the age of 3D graphics? Software developer Dan Walmsley and geek culture anthropologist Gabriella Coleman will explore online cultures and social networks through the groundbreaking programs of the modern Internet. Students will learn about the fascinating world of Multi-User Dungeons, IRC, Usenet and the cultures that formed around them, some of which still thrive today.

NOTE: This is a free program and students are welcome to drop in without RSVP'ing. Computer access is first come first serve. In the case of too many students, students will be invited to team-up and collaborate on shared projects. Students who drop-in cannot be guaranteed a computer and are strongly encouraged to RSVP.

To RSVP, contact Stephanie Pereira via the email listed below, or phone at 212-937-6580 x247