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Education: Lectures & Workshops

IMLab 2012 Summer High School Workshop

Los Angeles State Historic Park, 2012.

During the summer of 2012, fourteen high school students from South and East Los Angeles took part in an experimental IMLab workshop. To produce the six-week exploration of the Los Angeles State Historic Park (LASHP) and surrounding neighborhoods, UCLA REMAP partnered with the UCLA Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) and Public Matters LLC. Four days a week, the students worked with innovative mobile technologies developed by UCLA CENS, using them to document and collect data on the city.

Students split their time between the LASHP-adjacent Chiparaki Cultural Civic Computing Center and the UCLA CENS headquarters on the UCLA campus. In addition to daily collaboration with UCLA graduate students and Public Matters' artists and educators, the summer workshop students heard from a diversity of expert guest speakers, lecturing on history, data visualization, digital mapping, urban planning, native ecology, and performance art.

The workshop culminated in a public event in which the students took over Chiparaki's event space with several mixed-media installations showcasing their research and data collection on the LASHP area. The students used data mapping, sound editing, historical research, game engines, video editing, and motion sensors to create their interactive installations.

Interactive Digital Mural: remap.ucla.edu/research/interactive-installations/761-interactive-digital-mural.