Join 16 NYC public high school students as they pitch their ideas for new apps for the mobile platform.
Over the course of 12 intense summer days, as part of Eyebeam's 11th annual Digital Day Camp program, these teens have worked with a team of experienced interaction designers to learn about all aspects of mobile technology. On our final day together, we will polish our ideas and translate them into a proper pitch - just for YOU: a mix of designers, developers, business leaders, mobile researchers, and more.
Our dream: One of you will help us turn our app ideas into reality! At the very least, we hope you will share your insights and feedback with us.
MetaFlora is to bring life to things that cannot sustain life. It is a flower-powered statement that comments on the absence of nature in the streets of New York City.
An urban street intervention developed for UWAC Day, the student residents, along with Doris Cacolio, Sonali Sridhar, and window farmer Maya Nayak came up with the idea of MetaFlora. Each MetaFlora flower has seedpods in the middle of blossoms crafted from newspaper and crepe paper; they were designed to support plant life where plant life does not grow. The newspaper acts as a semi-porous shell to hold moisture for the seed-pod, and the colorful crepe paper attracts passersby to take a closer look: the miracle of life happening on the side of a building, on construction scaffolding, and even on road blocks.