On Friday, August 1, The LAMP participated in a maker party in the Bronx at the Andrew Freedman Home. The event was organized by Spazecraft One of World Up and Celena Jamieson of Black Girls Code, and engaged about fifty local kids in an array of fun learning activities, including beat-making, web-hacking, and video remixing. The students involved in the Hacker Play Spaze! event have been spending their days at the Andrew Freedman House all summer, but had no idea they would be spending this day engaging with such cool activities. At The LAMP’s table, the Bronx students remixed commercials using the free, online MediaBreaker tool, and they really took to hacking the slick, branded messages. One young student, James, had to be pried away from the MediaBreaker when snack time came around. Then, after showing off some dance moves at the beat-making station, he returned to the MediaBreaker to continue messing with media. “This is really fun,” he said.
— Alan Berry
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