Youth Art

Related to the symposium, we are putting out an open call for stories, art, and digital media by youth about their experiences online.

Here’s the idea:

We all know that the Internet, digital media, and social networks have changed the way we study, play, interact, and create change. Now it’s time for youth to set the conversation.

We are interested in receiving creative pieces centered around the idea of the Internet and its impact on youth around the world. We are looking for stories and art/digital media from youth to help tell our collective stories.

The creative pieces could include experiences online, interactions with online communities, favorite aspects, and/or how the Internet has affected our lives and the lives of people around us. These themes can also be broader in nature, looking into positive changes the Internet and digital media have brought in their society, such as the availability of information, and the ability to communicate, learn, and make friends.

Some prompts could include:

  1. What excites you most about the Internet?
  2. How has the Internet changed your life?
  3. What is the most influential online story/storyteller you have come across?
  4. Who on the Internet has influenced you most?
  5. How does the internet make you feel connected? Have you ever felt like a part of an internet community? If so, what was that like?
  6. What positive changes have you seen in your community and/or country because of the internet?
  7. What role do web based mobile technologies play in your day-to-day life?
  8. If you could add or take away one component of the Internet as it exists now, what would it be?
  9. What do you think is the greatest benefit the Internet grants to its users? How have you experienced this?
  10. If you could draw the Internet, what would it look like?

The visual art piece could be a drawing, a painting, collage, infographic, comic, etc. All submissions should be your original work. Find out what we’re looking for and how to submit at: http://www.digitallyconnected.org/how-to-submit/.

Whatever it is you submit, we’d love to see it!