Digital Day Camp 2011: What we learned, What we loved.
The teens of DDC share some of their positive experiences from this summer’s program.
Thanks to DDC teen Ian Antoni for interviews and camera work, and Eyebeam Production Assistant Kyle Kessler for editing together the final cut.
Digital Day Camp 2011: What we learned, What we loved.
Here is a Google Map MyMap that features locational links and descriptions of all the 10x10 project pages.
Each pin-point represents a 10’x10’ square of NYC that DDC students claimed as their own. Teens used their spaces as sites for collaboration, creative intervention, research and performance. Through this project, we re-mapped our city.
Check it out: http://bit.ly/qSteIX
Eyebeam’s DDC students spent a great afternoon with some alumni from NPR’s Radio Rookies program. The Rookies interviewed each of the students about their 10x10 projects, which were in process at the time. Students had the opportunity to talk about their individual work, the tools they were using to make it, and the challenges they faced. The Rookies also made footage of project work in action! Stay tuned for some snippets of audio. (All images above courtesy of Hawa Lee, NPR Radio Rookie Alum.)
You can see our Flickr photoset here.
My name is Estephanie Balbuena and I’m from Sunset Park Brooklyn, New York. I am interested in visual arts and open to exploring new things.
The name of my project is “Express Yourself”. I was inspired by the ten by ten space that I selected, located on the corner of W 21St and 11th avenue. The objective of my project was to allow people to express themselves through graffiti. I chose graffiti because it is a very controversial topic and I thought that it would be interesting to see how people reacted to it. I put up a poster on which people were able to write whatever they wanted. I decided to leave the poster for three days, unfortunately when I went to retrieve it, it was gone. We believe it was taken down by the advertisers who had their advertisements near my poster but it is unclear who and why they did it. I also put together a slide show on this controversial issue and my opinions on it. Above are important slides from the slide show.
Kaome’s Final Project:Guess That Tune?
Kaome’s Final Project: Guess That Tune Gameshow
Hello my name is Kaome O’Faire. Pronounced Kay-Oh-Me easy right! I am a 17 year old high school student at Benjamin Banneker Academy. I am a very unique person I enjoy and partake in things most people don’t get a chance to. Such as the Eyebeam program I am in. I was told out of 100 applicants I was chosen out of the 20 accepted. I am a resident of East New York, Brooklyn. From my house to Eyebeam it is about a hour to a hour and a half travel time. It may sound long and bad but I spend more time in Air-Conditioned trains then I do outside in the sweltering heat.
Also I have a passion for music which inspired the 10x10 space idea. My idea was to make a mini game show. I will tell you how it is set up. First there are 4 speakers,4 chairs, 1 table, 2 ipods, 5 prizes, 4 notecards. There will be 4 chairs positioned in each corner of there 10x10 space. On top of those chairs there will be 4 speakers. Attached to every 2 speakers there will be an ipod. Coming out of each speaker will be a different song. According to the language the contestants chose there will be 4 notecards positioned on the table which they will placed on the speaker the contestant thinks matches what was played. They have to match the song or artist to the correct speaker in 1:00 minute. If the participating contestant correctly matches each song or artist with the correct speaker they will win one of the 5 prizes selected at random.
The city of talent
The project was based on Music. It was being screened, showing all the different footage of what we got. people playing instruments, dancing and singing. Being that my project is based around music and performing arts, I collaborated along with Mitia. We went around interviewing and asking different people why Music was important to them. Today, It was presented in the eye-beam gallery. It was a great experience to watch my work be presented to many others whom i did not know. being able to share my talents such as dancing and producing was something that made me feel accomplished. What a great day!
City of Music… by Mitia and Ari
The final project was finally finished today with Ari and I completing it at the last moment. With our video showing how a single persons enjoyment of whatever form of music they do. Such as dancing, singing, art work or anything they put their minds to. Working with Ari was such a joyful experience because she is full of ideas and wonder and full of amazing talent. I hope that in the future we will be able to complete our work and show it to thousands of people around the world.
CHILDHOOD INDULGENCE by TANJHID CHOUDHURY
My name is Tanjhid Choudhury and I come from Astoria in northern Queens. I’m adamant about animation and design and go out of my way to engage in both when I can. I like to learn about things and try to take a D.I.Y. approach to things. I enjoy cooking. sewing, skating, and any activities that result in the creation of something.
My project is titled Childhood Indulgence and it encourages people to play with toys that they’d normally only play with as little kids. My target audience is children and adults alike and I’d want both to give in to their childhood desire to play. I’ve made 3 brightly colored boxes to act as containers for toys and I placed them on the bench in my 10x10 space. In front of the bench I placed a brightly colored mat for people to play with the toys on. The bright colors were to attract attention and to stand out against the earthy tones of the park. The mat is supposed to provide a playspace more comfortable than concrete and it is equally colorful. My overall goal is to help people like adults relieve stress and go back to a time in their lives where there weren’t any pressures pushing down on them and to help people like kids get used to a communal system of toys and get used to sharing.
Ian Antoni 10x10 final
10x10 BY IAN ANTONI
I am for the lower east side of Manhattan
My name is Ian Antoni and I like video games and graffiti
My box was inspired by an episode of chowder when one of the characters gets in to a fight with a giant box. So inspired but the show I wanted to make a box that would interact with people as they walk by the box. The point of the box is to get people minds off of somthing and distract them to have some fun. My plan was to have a big box that had a a radio with a CD that had voice recordings on it and I would have a remote that had a button for each recording and when people would walk i would hit one of the buttons and it would talk to the people. But after all this I ended up using a long sounds cable connected to speackers and and mic so a can talk thought it. So I will be the real brain of the box.