NYC Haunts

Emoti-Con! 2012 

Without hesitation everyone involved agreed that this year's Emoti-Con! was the BEST EVER! We saw over 150 youth bring their energy and a-game as they set up the projects they worked so hard on over the course of the year. The diversity of mediums ranged from film, scratch, projects using arduino boards, geolocative gaming, robotics and so much more. Youth heard from four amazing keynote speakers including: Mike Edwards, software engineer at The Huffington Post; Ayah Bdeir, founder of littleBits.cc; Jeffrey Yohalem, lead writer of Assasin's Creed: Brotherhood; and Naveen Selvadurai, co-founder of foursquare. 

 

Global Kids represented with three projects including the Playing for Peace Challenge, NYC Haunts, and the debut of Cut It Out a documentary made by GK Leaders at Long Island City H.S. on truancy. 

 

Taking home crowd favorite was a team from MOUSE who developed Dining Bands. These bands worn on the wrist were to aid the visually impaired while dining. They would vibrate near food to let its user know where it was and had a sensor for temperature to warn the user when their food was too hot. 

 

Overall, the day was a great success and we will have many more videos and photos to share. For now feel free to check out the gallery thus far and watch a brief reflection from two NYC Haunts youth who attended the festival. GK Leader Paoly said it best as she summed up her thoughts:

 

NYC Haunts at Curtis! 

 

Curtis High School Global Kids Leaders have had a busy couple of weeks at the NYC Haunts program in collaboration with the St. George Library. At their first session youth were introduced to the program by play-testing the NYC Haunts game created by the team at the Seward Park Branch. They shared their feedback on both the game and the benefits and challenges of the ARIS system. 

 

Carli DeFillo from the Museum of the City of New York came and showcased some amazing artifacts from Staten Island as well as take the youth on a historical walking tour throughout the neighborhood. 

 

 

GK's OLP Youth Leaders at the GK Annual Youth Conference 

Youth from two GK OLP programs -  NYC Haunts and Playing 4 Keeps - attended and presented at the 2012 Annual Youth Conference. Below are some photos show their awesome work and good times that were had.

 

 

 

 


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Great Poe Park Mystery game launch - NYC Haunts 

Global Kids Youth Leaders launched the location based game they created using the platform ARIS. The game is the first on a series of games developed in collaboration with The New York Public Library and as part of the NYC Haunts program. The game which takes place in the Fordham area of the Bronx, is about a detective that must solve the mystery of a missing child. It was presented to other youth from the Fordham Library branch. The game deals with local history of the Bronx, with the author Edgar Allan Poe, and civic action around the issue of clean air. 

 

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NYC Haunts at MS 391 - Storyboarding for Belmont Game 

Yesterday Global Kids Leaders in our NYC Haunts program at MS 391 learned how to storyboard their ideas. After being split into groups, they discussed story lines and characters that could highlight some of the most interesting areas they discovered in the Belmont neighborhood while keeping in mind possible social issues that could be addressed. The groups presented their ideas to one another and shared thoughts on how they could possibly be combined.



GK Leaders Bryan, Noguosadia and Deon working on their storyboard





GK Leaders Nayelys, Chris and Angelica presenting their work


NYC Haunts at MS 391 - Storyboarding for Belmont Game 

Yesterday Global Kids Leaders in our NYC Haunts program at MS 391 learned how to storyboard their ideas. After being split into groups, they discussed story lines and characters that could highlight some of the most interesting areas they discovered in the Belmont neighborhood while keeping in mind possible social issues that could be addressed. The groups presented their ideas to one another and shared thoughts on how they could possibly be combined.



GK Leaders Bryan, Noguosadia and Deon working on their storyboard





GK Leaders Nayelys, Chris and Angelica presenting their work


NYC Haunts at MS 391 - Storyboarding for Belmont Game 

Yesterday Global Kids Leaders in our NYC Haunts program at MS 391 learned how to storyboard their ideas. After being split into groups, they discussed story lines and characters that could highlight some of the most interesting areas they discovered in the Belmont neighborhood while keeping in mind possible social issues that could be addressed. The groups presented their ideas to one another and shared thoughts on how they could possibly be combined.



GK Leaders Bryan, Noguosadia and Deon working on their storyboard





GK Leaders Nayelys, Chris and Angelica presenting their work


NYC Haunts at MS 391 - Storyboarding for Belmont Game 

Yesterday Global Kids Leaders in our NYC Haunts program at MS 391 learned how to storyboard their ideas. After being split into groups, they discussed story lines and characters that could highlight some of the most interesting areas they discovered in the Belmont neighborhood while keeping in mind possible social issues that could be addressed. The groups presented their ideas to one another and shared thoughts on how they could possibly be combined.



GK Leaders Bryan, Noguosadia and Deon working on their storyboard





GK Leaders Nayelys, Chris and Angelica presenting their work


NYC Haunts at MS 391 - Storyboarding for Belmont Game 

Yesterday Global Kids Leaders in our NYC Haunts program at MS 391 learned how to storyboard their ideas. After being split into groups, they discussed story lines and characters that could highlight some of the most interesting areas they discovered in the Belmont neighborhood while keeping in mind possible social issues that could be addressed. The groups presented their ideas to one another and shared thoughts on how they could possibly be combined.



GK Leaders Bryan, Noguosadia and Deon working on their storyboard





GK Leaders Nayelys, Chris and Angelica presenting their work


NYC Haunts at MS 391 - Storyboarding for Belmont Game 

Yesterday Global Kids Leaders in our NYC Haunts program at MS 391 learned how to storyboard their ideas. After being split into groups, they discussed story lines and characters that could highlight some of the most interesting areas they discovered in the Belmont neighborhood while keeping in mind possible social issues that could be addressed. The groups presented their ideas to one another and shared thoughts on how they could possibly be combined.



GK Leaders Bryan, Noguosadia and Deon working on their storyboard





GK Leaders Nayelys, Chris and Angelica presenting their work