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Young Digital Creators: YOUTH CREATING AND COMMUNICATING ON HIV/AIDS
 Young people will be able to reflect on HIV/AIDS related to specific social and cultural issues and to express their thoughts and feelings through their own creation of artwork with digital sound and image. It will especially be an entertaining opportunity for them to play with creative digital tools such as digital recording and artistic remixing.
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  • Introductory quiz:
    The young participants will start the game by taking part in a quiz on HIV/AIDS, which will make them naturally realize how much they know or don’t know about it and to arouse their curiosity for further engagement to the programme. If necessary, the participants can look into the resources that will be provided on the website.

  • Creating your own logo:
    After the quick try-out quiz, the players will be automatically guided to a page displaying a variety of visual images of the virus and symbols related to HIV/AIDS. In order to enhance their interest and understanding of the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS, they will be asked to create their own representative logo or symbol (like the red ribbon) to serve as a personal signature for their following creations and as a symbolic support for those living with HIV.

  • Creative composition:
    The participants will be further engaged in the game by producing themselves at least five digital art pieces with digital creative tools, expressing their reflections on the specific topics they have chosen related to HIV/AIDS. These creative pieces are to be saved on the sound/image bank 1 with a title in the form of a question.

  • Interactive and collaborative: compositionFollowing, the player will be asked to continue the game by selecting three creative pieces of others and reacting to these works with an illustrated answer, which will also be given a title in the form of a new progressive question and be saved on the sound/image bank 2.

  • Selecting the best collaborative triptych:
    From sound/image bank 2, the players will select just one sole digital art piece accompanied by a question and make their final composition of an illustrated work of answer. The final creation will be a collaborative triptych, based on a sequence of illustrated question/answer fostering intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding amongst young people. The next step would be to appreciate other art pieces and select the best creation. The creations that win most comments in each topic will be displayed in various publications.

  • Synchronizing online discussion forum:
    Based on the shared creative experience, the participant will have an opportunity to discuss the pieces with the other participants on the online community website. Such a platform of reacting and exchanging ideas will further promote interaction and collaboration amongst participants.

  • Various resources on HIV/AIDS provided:
    The participants will have access to a variety of useful resources and information about HIV/AIDS such as links to interesting websites and online publications, guidelines about using software for digital sound recording, editing, mixing and tutorials on how to run the programme with the students.

  • Worldwide presentation:
    The creative works are to be published and displayed in international youth forums and digital arts events so that the worldwide audience can enjoy and share the ideas and creations.Thus young people will have the chance to foster creative expression, based on the reflections towards HIV/AIDS, and exchange ideas with young people coming from diverse cultural background.

  • Minimum Technical Infrastructure:
    Computer facilities: 2 to 5 computers within one school:
    ·standard web browser (IE, Netscape, Mozilla, konqueror).
    ·PC's 200 mega hertz or Mac G3.
    ·Linux or Mac OS 8.5 + or Windows 95 / 98 / XP. ·Analog audio input.
    ·Internet connection (56 K modem, unlimited)
    . Other equipment to manipulate pictures:·Scanner to transform regular photos or drawings into digital form
    ·Digital camera (optional)




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