TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA ARTS CAMP

A week-long winter break camp for ages 7 - 15 | Monday, February 20 - Friday, February 24

In this week-long winter break Technology & Media Arts camp, twenty-two young people joined an amazing team of filmmakers, electronics wizards and digital arts professionals to create powerful messages. In the first half of the week, guest educators Zia Anger and Shanekia McIntosh joined us for film- and zine-making: in just three days, the students worked together to design, produce, shoot, score, direct, edit, and star the amazing film, Zombie High. Watch it below! We were also thrilled to have Yvonne Thevenot join our camp, visiting from STEM Kids NYC. Together we created a beautiful handmade quilt inscribed with messages, which we then brought to life with hand-sewn soft circuits, using conductive thread and LEDs. Messages included Say No to the Wall, Defend our People, Love is love, Stop Cutting Down Trees, More Ice Cream, and Teach Us Cursive! Photo galleries coming soon.

Camp instructors: Yvonne Thevenot, the Executive Director of STEM Kids NYC, where she trains kids to become scientists, technology professionals, and engineers; Zia Anger, filmmaker and music video director; Shanekia McIntosh, writer, creative arts programmer; and Zebi Williams, Kite’s Nest Education Director, and an artist and UX-designer.