San Francisco is known as a high-tech city, but particularly in the low-income neighborhoods where computers and high-speed internet connections are scarce and many parents are immigrants, there isn’t the same pervasive online culture. “The digital divide has gotten worse because tech is that much more pervasive. Our young people aren’t programmed to do online searches or banking — all the little things people take for granted,” says Villy Wang of the Bayview Hunter’s Point Center for Arts & Technology (BAYCAT), a job training and placement program for inner-city kids. “A lot of people think the hardware is the solution, but it’s whether they grow up with a tech culture.”
The Spring 2013 Animation crew didn’t disappoint with their contributions to Zoom In #26: A Day in the Life. Check out all five animated shorts below, including a collaboration with the documentary film class recalling the true story of BAYCAT instructor John Trautwein’s experience as a circus performer.
Thanks to everyone who attended our Fall 2012 Open House last Thursday! If you missed the show (or would like to see it again) the latest episode of our student-produced TV show “Zoom In” is now available to watch online. Enjoy!