Digital Day Camp is a three-week summer arts and technology intensive for NYC public high school students. In 2011, 20 teens worked under the guidance of a team of creative mentors to produce a series of site-specific media-rich stories. For the final project, each teen chose a 10 by 10 foot space near Eyebeam as their canvas, creating a work of time-based or visual art for the public to encounter. This culminating project was preceded by a series of activities that revolved around the use of the number 10 as both creative inspiration and design constraint. The final products were integrated as part of a web-based, participatory mapping project called Re-Mapping the City.
This project was funded by the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in The New York Community Trust in 2011.
An overview of the teaching approach and a session-by-session plan of Digital Day Camp 2011.
Teen participants write about their experience at Digital Day Camp and document their projects.
The teens created a web-based participatory map of their site-specific projects. Each pin-point represents a 10′x10′ square of NYC that Digital Day Camp teens claimed as their own. They used their spaces as sites for collaboration, creative intervention, research and performance.