We were very pleased to host this year’s Hack The Library for an extended session of two days to a full week. This allowed us to split the participants in two groups: one for tweens + teens new to our hack program and an advanced workshop for returning HACK participants.
The advanced participants were given the full week to research in the library’s History Room with volunteer John Craig, write, shoot, score and edit their own short films around the History of 5th Street. They worked under the guidance of filmmakers Zia Anger and Theo Anthony. We are excited to present their video below
Program Description: We are happy to announce the third year of the library’s Hack The Library program. Hack the Library is a week long digital art workshop series. Participantswill learn how to create music, gifs, video and using open source or free software and smartphones all while collaborating with digital arts professionals currently working in the field. Instructors include filmmakers Zia Anger and Theo Anthony, NYC-based music non-profit Sonic Arts for All, musician Angelina Dreem, photographer Emma McCann and musician Peter McPartland. Space is limited please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792 or stop by the circulation desk to register today!
Date/ Time: Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13 from 10-3pm
Suggested Audience: tween and teens aged 8 – 17 years old
A few weeks ago we had the wonderful opportunity to host a winter installment of our popular tween summer program, Hack The Library. Entering in its third year, Hack is a series of labs centered around digital creation in video, photography and music. Enabling kids with the open source, free and affordable tools to create digital work.
Winter Hack took place on Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23 during winter recess and focused specifically on video production. The lab was taught by long time HACK teaching artist film-maker and music video director, Zia Anger. Throughout the two days participants between the ages of 8-15, learned how to create gifs, edit using imovie, storyboard and film using a camera. The intention behind the program was to allow participants to pinpoint the media they chose to consume and analyze why they like it and what about it they themselves with the long term goal to empower them to continuously create their own work.
Untitled by Natasha Wedd, Hack The Library Summer Session, 2017
As part of our expanded programming in 2018, we are pleased to present Winter Hack, a session of the successful tween program: Hack The Library, during school winter recess, February 22 & 23, 10am-3pm.
Tweens and Teens can join Filmmaker and Music Video director Zia Anger for a two day media camp at the library. They will learn how to shoot, edit and move on camera. Finished works will appear on the library’s YouTube channel and in house monitor. Continue reading →