Just in time for the build to the Harvest Festival NYC and its key event – the Platinum PIAs Awards – Yianni Stamas introduces the digicomarts site. It is a collaboration he is doing with Teen Central librarian of the New York Public Library, Rodger Taylor. DigiComArts is described as a site where Digital Communication Arts projects are archived. These projects are the outcome of the DigiComArts workshop series at the New York Public Library.
There are two kinds of DigiComArts workshops, each approaching Digital Communication Arts in a slightly different way. The first kind of DigiComArts workshop is intended for teens as a way to help them participate in public service activities for their college transcripts while also learning how to use media to promote themselves in the “real” world. The other workshop type is intended for individuals who want to make Digital Communication Arts his or her career. This workshop series focuses first and foremost on strategies of digital communication arts to achieve results with the public service aspect being the byproduct of workshop ventures.
Rodger Taylor and Yianni Stamas co-moderate the workshop series which includes appearances by special guests. Special guests have recently included Ross Ellis, founder of Stomp Out Bullying as well as Alina Bloomgarden, the founding producer of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
The digicomarts site provides a way to document projects that are the outcome of the workshops during the build to the Harvest Festival NYC’s Platinum PIAs Awards. Some of these projects are nominated for PIAs.