A Laptop Goes a Long Way
We were delighted to donate a laptop to Techno Culture Club in Montreal. This technology is for their techno-creative activities given in primary schools, public libraries, and in community centres. These activities are moments of creativity mediated through tech, the discovery of new possibilities and uses of emerging technologies, and often at its core serve as digital literacy. The activities are sometimes for groups of 8-12 youth or in school given to 25-30 students. They travel around Quebec to give these classes in collaboration with public cultural institutions who often do not have the technology.
Techno Culture Club define culture as the collection of manifestations, creations and human achievements, thus including technology. The democratisation and growing access to digital, information and communication technologies (ICT) have profoundly changed their activities and interactions, including within the cultural and artistic spheres. They are witnessing a moment at which technology accessibility is still a major issue and at risk of the divide widening between the professional communities & ICT sectors, and the civil society. Among other communities bridging the divide, Techno Culture Club is committed to working towards the technological literacy and appropriation of digital skills by all citizens.
Techno Culture Club creates services for people to aid in initiating change. Their services evolve and adapt to the needs of the techno-cultural community, currently they:
- Design and facilitate workshops for everyday people.
- Offer professional training, specifically adapted to their needs.
- Support and collaborate with the cultural and educational ecosystems in their evolution.
- Systematically evaluate their services.
If you would like to know more about this organization, please visit their website: http://technoculture.club/en/about: