The Humanities and Technology Camp at Molloy a success
On Monday, July 13, Molloy College hosted high school students from across Long Island and Queens to explore new technologies and platforms focused on creative expression. Students interacted with current Molloy New Media and Art majors, Molloy faculty, and worked in our state-of-the-art New Media Lab. The event included sessions on digital writing and design, digital storytelling, figure drawing for the iPad, and electronic music by Dr. Matt Applegate (English), Professor Mubina Schroeder (Education), Instructor Marc Salmin (invited by Art Department Chair, Leonard Antinori), and Dr. Jorge Sosa (Music).
THATCamp is a un-conference: "an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot" (http://thatcamp.org). THATCamp is also a worldwide conversation on technology in higher education. If you search for #THATCamp and #MolloyTHATCamp on your favorite social media platform, you will see the work students created at Molloy College alongside work created at THATCamps across the globe.
Dr. Matt Applegate (event organizer) hopes this will be the first of many technology and humanities related events at Molloy College. The opportunities for collaboration and creative expression using new technologies and platforms is endless, and Molloy College is at the forefront of the movement to integrate technology with the humanities on Long Island.
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