Would anyone be interested in doing a class during/just before / just after the Mobility Shifts conference in NYC? I'm interested in discussing the intersections of mobility / economics / race / class / gender / art / activism, moving beyond art/activist tourism towards long term community engagement, thinking about the possibilities for making cheap art with phones, and certainly their DIY U theme seems worth a long discussion at the public school.
Comprised of a conference, exhibition, workshops, project demos and a theater performance, the summit will add an international layer to the existing debate about digital learning. In a high-energy context this summit will bring together artists, web developers, scholars, technologists, teachers, radical librarians, policy makers, critical legal scholars and learning activists. The week-long event will focus on diverse discussions about digital fluencies for a mobile world and explore learning outside the bounds of schools and universities. Learn, laugh, argue, discuss, eat, make new friends, write mini-manifestos or sprint books, record videos, conduct interviews, meet future collaborators and swap learning resources like it's 1999.
Drawing on New York City’s strengths as a global hub for learning, innovation and design, the summit will showcase theories, people and projects making unexpected connections between self-learning, mobile platforms and the Open Web.
MobilityShifts is grouped around three subthemes:
- Digital Fluencies for a Mobile World
- DIY U: Learning Without a School?
- Learning from Digital Learning Projects Worldwide
The summit is part of The New School’s Politics of Digital Cultureconference series. MobilityShifts builds on two previous events: The Drumbeat Festival in Barcelona (2010) and Digital Media and Learning2011 in Los Angeles.