Digital Consumer to Digital Creator

Thursday 3rd July 2014, 5:10pm - 6:00pm BST

Showroom Cinema 2

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The 21st Century world is digital. This isn’t just about the smart phone in your pocket and the tablet on the sofa. Everything from cars to banks to fridges to televisions are increasingly becoming computational. In order to understand how this world works, in order to have agency to use the power of digital technology, children need to understand how digital technology works. They need to know that they can create as well as consume digital media.

However, the message that ‘code is good for you’ still leaves a lot of children and young people cold. How can children and young people’s passions and interests be used to inspire a generation to learn how to use the greatest open creative tools of the modern age?