Held at the Downtown Community Television Center in Manhattan the QWERTY Digital Media Exhibition showcased innovative genre-and medium-bending work by NYC teens.
Their projects ranged from personal statement videos to hard-hitting podcasts, and showcased their spectacular writing and the new digital media skills they have learned in the program. With the help of their mentors, our teens have created masterpieces!
Keynote guest speakers included writer, editor, and public speaker Ashley C. Ford, Executive Communications Senior Associate at Google Kayla Conti, black feminist culture writer for Revelist Evette Dionne, and Girls Write Now mentor and Digital Producer Bec Susan Gill.
From the gallery:
From the Panel:
(R)evolution: Evolving the Digital Narrative
Photo Credit: Leah Pellegrini
From our pop-up workshop:
Previously this year, Digital Media Mentoring mentees explored all about memoir storytelling. They incorporated the skills they had learned in Photoshop and created personalized Google Maps that told a story unique about each one of them! At QWERTY, we had invented a similar smaller-scale, interactive workshop for all those in attendance.
Take a look below and even you can make your mark!
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QWERTY is the culmination of Girls Write Now’s 2016 Digital Media Mentoring Program in partnership with Parsons The New School for Design. This program is made possible with leadership funding from the New York City Council STARS Citywide Girls Initiative, The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, News Corp, Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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A special thanks to the Parsons The New School team- Sven Travis, Associate Professor of Media & Design, our Facilitator Liaison Roz Paradis, and our faciliatators Vivian Wei, Isabella Cruz-Chong, Dana Martens, and Magnus Bjerre. We would also like to thank our Curriculum Chair Tana Tymeson, Senior Program Coordinator Isabel Abrams, Program Coordinator Sierra Ritz, and Christina Drill.