I will be teaching a class on Designing Digital Communities this summer at SVA.
This class is an introduction to crafting the platforms and experiences that enable communities to collaborate, create, and innovate. We will explore social networks, memes, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, online petitions, and other models of digital community participation. Students will design concepts and prototypes for their own digital communities. No coding experience required.
Sign up to take the #DesignThyself class on Skillshare. Use coupon code LASTWEEK for 20% off between now and April 20, 2013.
miLES (Made in the Lower East Side), a community-centered initiative I have been advising and collaborating with (as well as former client to a student team from MFA Desuign for Social Innovation at SVA where I teach), was featured in Fast Company today!
This â€œAirbnb For Storefrontsâ€ Is Creating New Opportunities In A New York Neighborhood
Operating in the Lower East Side, miLES is trying ignite the community by filling empty commercial space with interesting businesses and organizations on short-term leases while the landlords wait for the right long-term tenants.
WE ARE LAUNCHING!!!
Since last summer, miLES (Made in the Lower East Side) had been listening to the community and positioning themselves to better suit the needs of different stakeholders within the Lower East Side. We are happy to announce that miLES is launching our new website and have partnered with Fourth Arts Block to open the first miLES storefront at FABWORKS starting April 1, 2013 for a three-month period.
FABWORKS is conveniently located at 75 E 4th Street between Bowery and 2nd Ave near many subway stations including 6, N, R, B, D, F, V. We will be hosting an array of programs in our storefront, including co-working on weekdays, classes and events on weeknights, and pop-up shops on the weekend.