Mazza, Walker Art Center, USA
What part do teens play in the digital era? Certainly, they are more
connected than their parents. Certainly, they are smarter, more aware
of the world around them than any other generation before them. And
certainly, they have something to say about the world that they live
in. Using the digital medium as a tool and a space for presentation,
Walker Art Center's Teen Web class participants began learning the basics
of web creation in an attempt to address important issues facing young
adults today via the World Wide Web.
The goal of the course was to familiarize students with the medium
of the Internet as a tool for creative expression and its capabilities
to communicate and ellicit responses from peers, parents and teachers.
With an emphasis on critical analysis of both new and "old" media,
the class determined what its main concerns and issues were and created
an area built specifically by them reflecting those concerns and offering
intelligent visual interpretations and responses. Each student has
begun to create a visual/verbal "response" to the issues using one
or a combination of media: photographic image, text, animation, and
sound that will voice their particular concerns and interests.
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