Digital Day Camp 2006

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)
– Week Three: Monday, July 24-Thursday, July 27 (1:00-5:00pm)
– Week Four: Monday, July 31st (3-5pm)-Dress rehearsal for public presentations. Tuesday, August 1st (6-8pm) Exhibition reception & public presentations.
Launch DDC06 site.

Research: Education Lab
Tags: DDC, DDC06, Digital Day Camp