PROJECT SHIFT examines the past, present and future of education and its connection to technology, focusing on different forms of digital fluency, DIY learning and digital learning projects. The piece will connect educators, youth groups, and artists from across the United States using the technology of today to create a performance exploring the methods of educating the youth of tomorrow.
PROJECT SHIFT is being developed by a number of groups around the United States who are communicating through video chat, blogging, and forums to create a conversation that can be adapted into a live piece which will perform at the MobilityShifts Summit on October 13th at The New School. The groups developing a dialogue about technology’s part in education include youth and educators from the Institute For Urban Education, the I Have A Dream Foundation in New York City, as well as students from the youth groups: Urban Word, Artists for Humanity in Boston, and the TRACE program in Chicago. The piece will include video, sound, poetry, and physical movement. Select youth from these programs will perform, along with NY based artists including poet/musician Darian Dauchan and his band The Mighty Third Rail, and artists Teddy Rodger, Kate Messinger, Brian Lewis, David Scanlon, Nadia Garbosky, Deja Dobbins, Zewiditu Ruffin, and Benjamin Van Buren.
- Cecilia Rubino, director