One of the classes Dance Theatre Etcetera teaching artists are working in this fall is a “Digital Expressions” class at the South Brooklyn Community High School in Red Hook. The class, led by teacher Justin Wedes & teaching artist Jive Poetic, gives students an introduction to computer & software literacy through project-based work from the students’ unique perspectives.
The class recently made a trip to the Apple Store in SoHo for a little fun mixed with a little work as they showed off assignments from the class. Check out some of the pics from their visit (all photos: Wilfred Cameron).
Head over to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle to read up on efforts to clean up the notoriously polluted Gowanus Canal. It’s not clear whether these improvements completely remove the possibility for an EPA “Superfund” designation, as floated earlier in the year, but it is a significant ($150 million) commitment.
Taken together, these upgrades will significantly improve water quality and the quality of life around the canal.
^Says the paper. Check out the article to see why.
The Brooklyn Paper has a midday update about Councilman Bill DeBlassio’s stance on the development project looking more and more like it’s on its way to the Gowanus Canal. Says the pape:
DeBlasio’s support is crucial as the plan enters its final public review before the City Council, which was set to hold a hearing today. Councilmembers tend to defer to the local lawmaker on land-use issues.