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TECH COMMONS @ NEW-YORK HISTORICAL
New-York Historical Society’s Tech Commons is a state-of-the-art digital media and STEM maker space where teens can work with mentors, meet friends, and create. Whether you’re looking to do some research on our tablets, record a podcast or song, 3D print an artifact, design and code a website, or just hang out and explore, the Tech Commons is the place for you.
This dynamic new space is loaded with a full array of digital equipment -- from fun to professional -- to help tomorrow’s leaders explore their imaginations and curiosities.
Some Features and Equipment:
- High processing computers with a full suite of professional design and production software
- 3D scanners and printers to recreate and transform collection objects
- Interactive media wall with three oversized screens for presenting and sharing work
- Soundproof recording booth and professional editing software to create audio and video projects
Hang Out and Geek Out
Teens, ages 13 to 19, can use our space for free during our Drop-In Hours, every Thursday and Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm, Saturdays from 10 am to 4:30 pm, and Sundays from 10 am to 4:30 pm.* Students can explore the many galleries of the museum, meet with mentors, work in creative projects with friends or independently, experiment with our digital resources and learn new tech skills.
Please complete a one-time registration for Drop-In Hours here.
*Unless the space is closed for another event or program. See calendar below.
Go Fish: Investigating New York City’s DNA with Mark Stoeckle
Thursday, June 27, 2019 4:30–6 pm
Does your sushi contain counterfeit fish? Is your tuna roll really tilapia in disguise? Learn about DNA barcoding, a groundbreaking test that quickly identifies animals based on a single gene. Scientist Mark Stoeckle shares his adventures with DNA, including “Sushi-gate”, the high school student project that revealed that much of the sushi found in NYC restaurants is mislabeled. And these days, you don’t even need a physical fish to see what’s been swimming by - one test relies on a cup of water to identify the species that inhabit the river, lake, or ocean. Experience a day in the life of a DNA scientist in this exclusive event.
RSVP required. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A New Home for the Future
Our popular Tech Scholars program has moved into the Tech Commons! Tech Scholars is a multi-session workshop for high school girls that explores women’s history through web development, enhancing student knowledge of HTML and CSS.
The Tech Commons is the new hub for all of our teen programs, including Student Historians, Teen Leaders and Scholars programs. Keep an eye out for even more opportunities to learn about the digital humanities on our Teen Programs homepage!
Send us an email at email@example.com or call us at 212-873-3400 Ext. 356!
The Tech Commons @ New-York Historical was established with lead support from The Thompson Family Foundation. Generous support provided by The Robert K. Steel Family, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, New York City Council Member Helen Rosenthal, and Susan Waterfall.