Researcher: Sarita Yardi
Splat! is a Facebook application to engage youth in creating innovative
and expressive multimedia projects in a public, networked space. We will run a series of contests in which youth are challenged to create movies, 2D or 3D animations, games, and stories in an external programmable media application, such as Flash or Scratch. Youth participate by uploading their projects into Splat!, describing how they made it, and sharing their project with other Facebook users, who can then rate the project and pass it on.
Our goal is to help youth develop important and relevant computational literacy skills—learning about the design process, creativity and innovation, user engagement, and basic scripting and programming abilities—in a fun and creative environment.
Feel free to check out our Facebook Page!