As DAMN Digital prepares to release the second installment of Nick Versus, which will focus on a young boy in NYC learning STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), the agency shares suggestions on how parents can increase their child’s interest in technology.
•Use Intructables (http://www.instructables.com), a website where people share what they do and how they do it, to build DIYs (Do-it-Yourselves)
•Make a family tree application with the MIT visual interface and Instagram.
•Build and program your own Lego Robot.
•Teach your kids, or have someone teach them, how to jailbreak an iPhone.
•Make home movies, letting the kids do the technical work of script building, camera shots and editing or make a how-to video or a reality show.
•Play StarTrek Online or watch the full Star Trek series.
•Play the popular mobile game, Words With Friends.
•Get active with sports and dance games on Kinect, but move the activity outside with a projector.
•Book these family vacations: a trip to the Kids Interactive Tech Expo or the Space Craft Expo, visit NASA's satellites, or explore the Virgin Galactic SpacePort.
•Universal Studios 3D rides are 1,000 times better than what’s available in the movie theater or at home. The Transformers 3D ride, which opened this year, has already become a popular family attraction.
DAMN Digital Studio, LLC.
Founded in 2005, as Mass Designs Studio, DAMN Digital Studio changed its name in December 2010 and began focusing on producing interactive work. Based in Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York’s Digital District, its motto is: “We help digitize brands.” The agency’s latest project is The Nick Versus Series, which follows a seven year-old boy growing up in the city as he faces new challenges. For more information, visit http://www.damndigitalstudio.com. Connect with DAMN Digital at http://twitter.com/