The 2011 Mozilla Festival: Media, Freedom and the Web is just over a week away in London, and we’ve been busy planning the Hive London Pop-Up, where members of Hive NYC and Hive Chicago, along with organizations from San Francisco and London, will be coming together and connecting with youth, educators and families to do what we do best.
There will be an impressive range of hands-on activities where festival-goers will learn skills in web filmmaking, citizen reporting, game designing, digital storytelling, hacking, programming and so much more. Youth will have direct opportunities to exercise their freedom of speech and become active media makers on the web.
Guiding these efforts will be folks from WNYC Radio Rookies, Hackasaurus, DreamYard, Institute of Play, Young Rewired State, The Art Institute of Chicago, Digital Youth Network, Free Spirit Media,YOUmedia, Bay Area Video Coalition, Ravensbourne University, Apps for Good, Digital Me and others.
It’s in part an effort to prototype how the Hive Learning Network model could be synthesized in London and other urban centers, as it empowers a community of like-minded educators who share a desire to innovate and transform the learning landscape.
Stay tuned as we’ll continue to post updates leading up to, during and post-festival.