The Digital Literacy Project is an initiative of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre through which we get community groups and schools using creative digital technologies. Over the past seven years we have worked with over 30 partner organizations and through them, some 900 individuals ranging in age from 10 to 90.
Digital Literacy Project facilitators Rana Salah and Nina Pariser are conducting two poetry and digital media workshops as part of Just Watch Me at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery at Concordia University on the ground floor of the McConnell Library Building at 1400 de Maisonneuve West. Click here to see pictures of the first workshop, conducted on Poetry and Digital Photography. SATURDAY, September 20, 2014 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm they're giving a workshop on Poetry and Digital Video. Participation is free and everyone is welcome. Advance registration is not required.
SUNDAY, September 21, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm, we are doing a green screen video workshop as part of the POP Montreal International Music Festival's Kids POP Crawl at Espace POP, 5587 du Parc. All are welcome to pop in during the afternoon, especially kids aged 6 to 12, and use green screen techniques to make a creative video of themselves. Participation is free.
We are now conducting a ten-week digital skills course for Bienvenue à Notre-Dame-de-Grâce that is oriented to community event planning. The training covers general computer skills, elements of graphic design and social media marketing.
This semester we are partnering with Concordia University’s Theatre and Development program for the third time in three years. Students in a course called "The Neighbourhood Theatre" are collaborating with two graduate studies seminars from different disciplines under the name “The Right to the City: Cross-disciplinary pedagogy and the politics of Montreal’s South-West.” We are supporting this initiative by connecting the students to our partners and helping them create an online "digital reflection" of the experience through social media, video and photography.
For more information about the Atwater Library's Digital Literacy Project, contact Project Coordinator Eric Craven at email@example.com or 514-935-7344 ext'n 207.