The Blue Bus Mobile Media Lab: Digital humanities with the Museum of the Moving Image

The Blue Bus Project will host a series of 4 hands on media workshops for children and adults to bring technology innovation to local communities. Participants will be invited to submit their media creations into a completion to be featured at the Museum of Moving Image ( MOMI)

The workshops will be led by 4 media artists in 4 neighborhoods in Queens in partnership with local non profit organizations and the Museum of Moving Image ( MOMI)


Artists: Lavender Suárez, Ahmed El Shaer, Steve Cossman, Mala Kumar and Kamran Shararay

Neighborohoods: Corona, Jackson Heights, Long Island City, Far Rockaway.

Partners include: Jacob Riis Settlement House, Emerald Isle Immigration Center, New York Hall of Science,and Friends of the Beach 59th Street Playground Association.

Final Screening will be at Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI)

This workshop is free with RSVP. Please complete this form to register.


This program is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with additional support from Citizens Committee for New York City.


Workshop date/Location/time :

May 16 @ 34th Ave Open Street in  Jackson Heights between 93/94th street 2-6pm

May 21 @Jacob Riis Settlement House 3-6pm

June 4 @ New York Hall of Science 1-5 pm

June 6 @ Friends of the Beach 59th Street Playground Association 1-5pm



Sunday May 16, 2-6 PM

34th Ave Open Street in Jackson Heights between 93 and 94th streets

Would you like to learn how to create an archive of sounds that represent your neighborhood? By thoughtfully listening to the people and the ecosystem (natural and human-made) of our neighborhoods, as well as the culture at large, we can gain deep insights into our roles as members of our communities. Documenting sounds can give us a rich sense of learning, discovery, belonging, and purpose. Lavender Suarez will lead a media workshop featuring basic audio recording techniques (known as field recording) to assist you in becoming a sonic explorer in your neighborhood. The workshop will feature a meditative sound bath, and participants will help gather an archive of sounds, which will be accessible on the MoMI website.

The field recording workshop & sound bath with artist Lavender Suarez is the first event of this series and will be offered in English and Spanish. It will take place in Jackson Heights, on 34th avenue between 93rd and 94th Street, and is co-sponsored by Emerald Isle Immigration Center, 34th Avenue Open Streets, and Together We Can.


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This workshop is free with RSVP. Please complete this form to register.



¿Te gustaría aprender a crear un archivo de sonidos como una forma de representar su vecindario? Al escuchar atentamente a nuestras comunidades, la gente, el ecosistema (natural y creado por el humano) y la cultura en general, podemos obtener una comprensión profunda de nuestros roles como miembros de la comunidad. Documentar los sonidos puede brindarle una rica sensación de aprendizaje, descubrimiento, pertenencia y propósito. Lavender Suarez imparte este taller que incluye técnicas básicas de grabación de audio (conocidas como grabación de campo) para ayudarte a llevar a cabo una exploración sónica en tu vecindario. El taller contará con un baño de sonido meditativo, y se creará un archivo de los sonidos recopilados por los participantes del taller al que se podrá acceder en el sitio web del MoMI.

Este taller es parte de una serie de talleres ofrecido por The Blue Bus Project, y se presenta en colaboracion con: La Esmeralda (Emerald Isle Immigration Center), 34th Ave Open Streets, Together We Can, y el Museo del Imagen en Movimiento.


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