Monday, August 17, 2009

YOUMedia of the Chicago Public Library

YOUMedia is a revolutionary space at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago.

"According to CPL, its goal is to 'support youth to participate with digital media across all three of these practices [hanging out with friends in online spaces, playing with digital media, and "geeking out" in online groups that deal with their core interests]. The goal, in time, is to increase, substantially, the number of youth in Chicago who use online resources and new media as tools to engage in inquiry about their neighborhoods, the city, and the world. The design of the YOUmedia learning space will encourage individual and collaborative work and also be a safe and open space where teens can come just to hang-out.' "

Here are some pictures from Flickr.

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