The Digital revolution has been here for quite a while. It is stronger than us and cannot be ignored. On the contrary, one should throw caution to the wind, climb aboard and learn how to use it to get more cultural enrichment that will fill one’s life with interest. As consumers of culture, the digital sphere offers countless possibilities to make our day to day life easier and more interesting, diverse and comfortable.
Integration of senior citizens into the digital world forms a connection and brings them closer to the next generation. Together, we will leave the fear of the unknown behind and forge ahead into the digital world, with its abundant screens and the myriad of possibilities it brings from the around the world and the internet – right to the very tips of your fingers.
X-box, Wii, and more. Gone are the endless hours of sitting in front of the television and computer games. The electronic games of today also activate the body. Moving the body improves thinking processes and cognitive abilities, memory, coordination and more. Moreover, we will begin speaking the same language our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren speak.
Technological Knowledge Center
Social media – 16 meetings exposing us to the world of online social media, which is gaining momentum in the information age: FaceBook, YouTube, Motke, Google, blogs, internet forums, email and Skype, to name a few. In the workshop we will photograph, edit, share, tag, send and like.
Digital Services – 16 meetings
Online shopping, information about transportation services (train and bus timetables, booking flights, etc.), bank services, National Insurance and kupat holim services – all on your own screen.
The World in the Palm of my Hand – 16 meetings
Online viewing of television and radio shows, virtual tours of museums and exhibitions all over the world, Google Earth and more.
Online Games – 16 meetings
A whole world of enjoyable thinking games such as memory games, card games, bridge and so on. The games incorporate the development of fine motor skills, provide pleasure and an opportunity to acquire knowledge.
Smartphone Photography Workshop
“The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes,” (Marcel Proust)
In an age in which everybody has already seen everything and the entire world has shrunken into a global village, and at a time in which we have all become photographers, thanks to the digital revolution, we invite you to use the two most widely available tools – the camera (on the smartphone) and your eyes (looking inside and out) in order to experience the environment in a multi-sensory fashion, through a changing perspective. Lecturer: Harel Stanton, Masa Acher magazine photographer and international lecturer.
Who’s Afraid of Animation? Animation Basics Workshop
Production of a short animation video, from inventing the characters, sketching, drawing and coloring them to cutting them out and putting them together to create a short and original video. Participation the workshop does not require previous knowledge and/or experience and is open to any one (not) afraid of animation.