Digital Day Camp

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DIGITAL DAY CAMP (DDC): Students enrolled in Eyebeam's DDC summer program engage in lectures and hands-on workshops focusing on art and technology tools, careers in the field, and relevant social and artistic topics. Through their investigations, students have the opportunity to research current themes in art and technology, and develop projects in response to what they discover.

DDC activities are led by invited technology professionals, contemporary artists, and Eyebeam's current residents and fellows. Participants in past programs have engaged in project-based learning around themes of bio-tech, urban intervention, gaming, and wearable technology.

DDC is open to NYC public high school students and applications are sent out during the month of May. The program is competitive, and participating students are paid a $25/day stipend, paid out at the program's conclusion.

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During a period in New York inundated with proposals for new construction and redevelopment throughout the city, DDC 2004 focused on the relevance of and issues surrounding urban renewal projects. Students studied the fundamentals of urban planning and design, including the politics and groups involved in executing such projects. DDC participants learned about game design and theory in order to develop interactive projects related to the Highline project on Manhattan's West Side.
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Digital Day Camp 2005 (DDC05) focused on the significance and history of the uniform in US culture. Students studied the fundamentals of fashion and design, including the politics surrounding the implementation of various uniforms. In addition, student participants learned basic circuitry and physical computing via workshops with different artists investigating the use of wearable technologies. Participants learned to create and incorporate such components as light and sound sensors, LED tags and switches into the uniforms that, as teams, they were challenged to prototype. DDC 2005 concluded with a fashion show and exhibition of the uniforms developed during the 3 weeks of the program.
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Digital Day Camp 06 (DDC06) focused on the relevance of and issues surrounding biotechnology projects by artists and activists. Students studied the fundamentals and ethics behind biological research (ie animal testing, germ warfare, bacteria and vaccines, dna, food growth and nano-technology) and green design, including the politics and groups involved in executing such projects. Participants learned about biotechnology practice and theory and were challenged to develop individual and team projects which were discussed in terms of the relevance to the students' communities and lives. At the conclusion of each week of DDC, the projects from the classes were displayed in a 'growing' 3-week long exhibition alongside work from the artists teaching the DDC workshops. Camp Schedule: July 10-August 1st - Week One: Monday, July 10-Friday July 13th (1:00-5:00pm) - Week Two: Monday, July 17-Thursday, July 20 (1:00-5:00pm)
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In July 2008, Eyebeam produced its ninth annual Digital Day Camp Program (DDC) and inviting all NYC public high school students to take part. What’s more: students (sophomores, juniors or seniors) were be paid for their participation in this interactive-art summer program. The theme of DDC 08 echoed that of Interactivos?: Interactive art and technology and the tension between "real" and "fake". The NYC public high school students participated in workshops led by Eyebeam artists and fellows. www.digitaldaycamp2008.blogspot.com Work culminated in an installation that was presented at Eyebeam from July 29 - August 08. See images from the presentation and reception here. Camp Schedule: July 7 – 29, 2008
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DDC 2007 focused on taking art and actions to the streets. Students engaged in urban research in the form of public interactions and street art. Participants studied the techniques, politics and groups involved in executing such projects, and learned about the practice and theory behind participatory actions, art, and activism. DDC students developed individual and team projects derived from their communities and lives. At the conclusion of each week of DDC; the projects were be displayed in an evolving 5-week long exhibition alongside the projects installed in Eyebeam’s 10 year exhibition. Program blog: http://digitaldaycamp07.blogspot.com/ Camp Schedule: July 9-28, 2007
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Robot Clothes will be teaching Pocket Workshops to high school students as part of Eyebeam's Digital Day Camp program. This year's theme is wearables.  They will teach the basics of wearable computing materials(conductive fabrics, thread, and fasteners) through the fabrication and assembly of a robotic pocket that crawls on clothing.  Robot Clothes will lead a more advanced workshop for adults on the second day of the event as part of the Summer School at Eyebeam program.