June 1st - July 28th, 2017
This Summer the Library will be running a small, software-focused studio. We’re wondering if you might like to
Summer 2015, Olin Workshop on the Library, OWL , gave the Library a facelift. We gave a small number of students a disporportionately large opportunity to create something for the Community. We built things, stuck vinyl stickers, it was great.
Summer 2017 will be smaller group of folks creating something for the the community in a different medium. Physical space is no longer our new medium, digital space is.
We want to create new tools and opportunities, but our "hammer" will be a text editor, not a shopbot.
This Summer, will operate as a software Research & Development Studio. We will investigate Community Technology.
What is Community Technology? Here's an internal working definition.
The opportunity here is not to invent the new, rather reinterpret the old.
Ours will be a supportive but challenging environment. We'll build open source software that bends expectation. And in the process, "levels-up" our coding experience and confidence.
What will our Community Technology be made of?
but I'm not like amazing at software. Or even that good. ...should I still apply?
Yes. We’re looking for folks with some software experience, but passion and commitment -- and an excitement about working with software all Summer -- goes a long way. This will be a Summer of learning for everybody.
if I'm waiting to hear back on something else, should I still apply?
Yes. Mention that on your google application form (see below).
I haven't done any stuff before, does that matter?
Not at all, this is open to everybody.
How many students will there be?
A small number. Much smaller than OWL 2015.
so what will I be doing?
Talking, coding, drinking coffee/tea/water, listening to music, reading some inspiring materials, sharing, coding.
A week might look something like this:
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