Click here to see the full DDC 2018 Syllabus

 

Important Information

– Program runs for two weeks from Monday July 16th – Friday July 27th

– Class is every weekday, Monday – Friday from 10am – 4pm

– Participating students are paid $10/day (paid at program’s conclusion)

– DDC will be held at @ NYU Tandon / Game Center, Downtown Brooklyn (map)

 

About the Program

For Digital Day Camp (DDC18) we will invite up to 20 public high school students to join us for two weeks this July for our youth art and technology summer intensive. During DDC18, students work alongside artist-educators engaging in hands-on workshops focusing on software, hardware, tools, careers in the field, and social topics around this year’s theme of TRUST.

 

Digital Day Camp challenges youth to apply creative thinking strategies across a range of tools and topics with the goal to develop critical, empowering and long-lasting relationships with technology and see their role in it as agents of change.

 

How To Apply

Students can apply online by following this link or visiting (http://bit.ly/EyebeamDDC18). Submissions are due by Friday June 29th and we will notify applicants with acceptance status on Thursday July 5th. When students are selected, we will follow up over email with a form for you and your parent/guardian to sign and return to us.

 

Student is eligible to apply if they:

– Were enrolled in a NYC public high school during the 2017-2018 school year

– Can demonstrate an interest in art, technology and/or cultural issues

– Has an exemplary attendance record and a willingness to learn new things

– Is available to attend each day of DDC18 for the entire duration of the program

– Has permission from their parent or legal guardian to participate

 

Previous experience with new media tools and technology is not prefered and is not a prerequisite for the program. Ideal candidates are interested in learning, excited about new environments and experiences and want to engage with different students and artists!

 

Questions regarding the program can be sent to the Digital Day Camp Associate, Taehee Whang at [email protected]

 

About Eyebeam

Eyebeam, founded in 1998, was the very first critical space of its kind: a place to think creatively about how technology was transforming our society. Eyebeam has given time, space and money to artists whose work has shaped our world—including the first-ever social sharing tool ReBlog, electronic toys startup littleBits, and the pioneering net art of Cory Arcangel. Eyebeam aims to ensure artists become central in the invention and design of our shared future. Everything is guided by a focus on Eyebeam’s core values: openness, invention, and justice.

 

About Eyebeam Education

Since 1998, Eyebeam youth programs put aspiring young artists together in a collaborative, learning environment with artists critically engaged with the impact of technology on culture at large. We develop accessible and engaging educational programming for teens and teachers underserved in the areas of STEAM.

 

Our Pedagogical Approach 

Every educational initiative is core to furtherance of Eyebeam’s mission. We believe in:

– Openness: to teach technology through art, encouraging self-expression and inquiry with the goal to create learning habits that are long lasting and self-perpetuating.

– Justice: to engage students to think critically about technology practices and how they can be used to further social justice, equality and activism.

– Invention: to empower youth to see technology as a tool for creation enabling them to be producers, not only consumers.

– Access: to teach fundamental technology concepts pairs minimal materials with maximum impact.

 

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Digital Camp Camp would not be possible without support from Capital One, the New York State Council on the Arts and the Rodney L White Foundation.