On Saturday, November 22, 2014, Bronx teens will learn the concepts of using digital tools to creatively “hack” or customize, games, images and sounds. Soh Nup Ink, Iridescent, Carnegie Hall, Building Beats / World Up, & the Andrew Freedman Home have come together to host a Movable Game Jam and Hacker Play Spaze! event for youth at the landmark mansion, Andrew Freedman Home. The day’s activities begin at 12pm and close with an all-ages “intelligent” hip-hop concert ending at 9pm.
Movable Game Jams are an initiative of the Hive NYC Learning Network. Youth-serving organizations in the network collaborate to host gaming experiences that offer hands-on experiences to youth, allowing them to design and hack games. Read more about the initiative on the Game Jam Guide (bit.ly/GameJamGuide). At the November 22 event, Iridescent, Black Girls CODE’s New York Chapter and Exposure Camp are participating organizations.
The Hacker Play Spaze! is a joint project between the Andrew Freedman Home & Soh Nup Ink & will be powered by a partnership between Carnegie Hall, World Up & Building Beats and will have interactive workshops led by them as well as by the New York Hall of Science, mobile app developers VidCode, Hybrid Instrument Builder Adam November & DIY inter-media artists Renegade Performance Group. The workshops will teach students concepts of computer coding, interface design, & max/MSP as they create hybrid genre bending beats and hack/remix their own videos.
Artists performing at the “intelligent” rap concert, include 14 year old rapper Ceddy Jay; the former & present Science Genius Rap B.A.T.T.L.E.S. (Bringing Attention to Transforming, Teaching and Learning Science) champions, Jabari “Jalib” Johnson and Victoria Richardson; Bronx underground MC Mike Larry Draw; youth participants from Soh Nup Ink/Andrew Freedman Home’s “Level Up Media Arts Project” like MC Gels, beatstrumentals by “the LUMA ALLSTARZ;” and a dance performance by Indio from the legendary dance company Dynamic Rockers. More performers will be added to the line up in the coming weeks.
Event tickets are available at: gitlit.splashthat.com/
WHAT: A free Movable Game Jam and Hacker Play Spaze! event for middle-school and high school students followed by an all-ages hip-hop concert and other performances.
WHO: Hosted by Soh Nup Ink, Iridescent, Carnegie Hall, Building Beats / World Up, & the Andrew Freedman Home.
WHEN: Saturday, November 22, 2014
12pm – 5pmMovable Game Jam & Hacker Play Spaze!
5pm – 8pmTeen Networking, LUMA Presentations and all-ages hip-hop concert
WHERE: Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10452