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Greg McVerry

We had a wonderful #tech4teens camp with our @scsu mentors #literacies

Stories Are the Source Code of Code

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Today in the camp we practiced nested semantic elements as we built our Movie Posters.

I love this project we designed originally with Mozilla and Girls Who Code. It lives on with Glitch but it is by far one of the best digital storytelling tools.

The task was to create a scary Halloween movie about technology.

Sure students build websites and learn HTML, but that's not the point. Something about the movie poster lends to backstories. I heard pitches today that would make Hollywood gaga.

In Bill's  example discarded Fax machines cpme back to life and attack everyone with a screeching sound.

In my example "The Node DNA computing has lead to advancements in gamin with people jacking into nueral netowrks. Except  a bionic compouter virus feeds off the code and turns people into zombies.

Not your run of the day mill horder but more fierce social creatures with strict territorial boundaries and clear hieracrchical relationships.

Humanity is on the brink and live in clustered city states who can clear nearby countryside. This tale follows two star crossed hackers, each from two different cities at war with each other.'

Can they work together to defeat the virus?

Code is copy pasted. The world needs storytellers.

This project is funded by the Davis Educational Foundation established by Stanton and Elizabeth Davis after Mr Davis's retirement as chairperson of Shaw's Supermarket Inc and the Yale Community Foundation Fund.


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