On Saturday, June 27, 2009, over 100 New York City-area youth gathered at The New School to showcase their use of digital media and technology at (o.o), the first NYC Digital Youth Media and Technology Festival. While the youth enjoyed a game design competition, a project fair, a college and career readiness fair, and more, there was a constant backdrop of participatory voice through the use of Text The Mob, an application to capture the moment-by-moment thoughts, feelings, and energy of the crowd. To help you gain a better sense of what happened at this festival, here are the texts:
Arrive, mingle, get lunch!
Welcome to (o.o)!!! 11:38:23
Let’s get this thing started! Barry Rocks!
very excited to be here. Thx Barry
CONGRATS TO PARSONS/MOUSE for this Great Event!!!!