Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Shock: Tech Can Be Creative

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Shock: Tech Can Be Creative

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Byline: Hamish Broome hamish.broome@northernstar.com.au

IF YOU ever wanted your children to discover how to create with technology instead of playing games and spending too much time on social media, check this out.

Lismore's Youth Connections Computer Clubhouse opened this week under the Conservatorium on Keen St, it's proud to be the first Computer Clubhouse in a regional area of Australia, joining three clubhouses in Melbourne and Canberra.

They are part of a global network of clubhouses founded by Boston's MIT Media Lab and Computer Museum in 1993.

The space provides young people with the opportunity to experiment with their ideas using technology - from computers to a paper and pen - and to collaborate with others while being mentored by an adult.

It's all free, funded by the NSW Government.

"The clubhouse learning approach is designed to empower young people from all backgrounds to become more capable, creative, and confident learners," Youth Connections community engagement manager Jennifer Parke said. …

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