Hive Pop-Up

Engaging and inspiring youth to participate in creating, experimenting and exploring with webmaking, digital media, and technology.

A Hive Pop-Up is a fun learning party or buffet featuring a range of hands-on projects and activities facilitated and led by youth-serving organizations. The venue, schedule, placement of activity stations and the activities themselves are set up to encourage making, and to offer the choice to sample or take a deeper-dive into areas of interest. For collaborating organizations, a pop-up provides an opportunity to meet new audiences and collaborators, and playtest new activities or project ideas.

Each Hive Pop-Up strives to have a thematic connection.

The First Amendment Hack Jam held in May 2012 offered projects and activities that explored the freedom of speech, expression, and representation. Global Action Project asked participants to add statements to photos of people of different ages and from different walks of life being arrested; World Up mixed beats and sound bytes from participants interviewing each other about topics such as same-sex marriage and bullying.

The June 2012 Summer Code Party at Downtown Community Television featured tumblr staff helping youth to customize their blogs with CSS and REV’s Pop Squad, a team of youth Popcorn Maker experts, encouraged participants to make or remix their own web-native videos. The Brooklyn Storymakers event held in August 2013 at Brooklyn Public Library focused on the power of narrative. Designers and inventors from littleBits helped participants design interactive toys, Coder Dojo featured interaction design through using code, Institute of Play invented games with everyday objects and participants were invited to hack Inanimate Alice’s story with Mozilla Webmaker’s Thimble.

The Learning Labs Pop-Up held in February 2013 at New York Hall of Science’s Maker Space demonstrated connected learning in action at a space designed to nurture tinkering and the ethos of making as learning.

Lead Organization:
Mozilla Hive NYC

Project Goal:
Connect with the Hive NYC Learning Network, its ideas and projects in a lively environment that encourages making, exploring and sharing new with others.

Project Tags:
Arts, Design, Games & Game Design, STEM, Webmaking

Project Portfolio