Workshop Prep:

***Please fill out the support assessment form on the right of this page so we can better help you.

Workshop One:

February 4th, 10am-4pm at the Nashville Public Library, address: Bordeaux Branch at 4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville, TN 37218

  • There will be a lunch break from 12-1pm, along with multiple short breaks throughout the day
  • You will not need to be on a computer for Workshop One, you are invited to bring a notebook and pen 


Homework: 
Between Workshop One and Two you will need to follow the digital wallet setup tutorial and come to workshop two with your digital wallet ready to go. 
A tutorial will be done live during Workshop One & be available in the learning portal for you. 

Workshop Two: 
February 11th, 10am-4pm, Zoom Workshop Online

  • There will be a lunch break from 12-1pm, along with multiple short breaks throughout the day
  • You will need access to a computer with stable internet connection and your digital wallet pre-setup and ready to go in order to fully participate


*Please note if you do not have access to a computer you can try to borrow one from the public library. You will need to sign up for a library card prior to the date.
For coordination support please contact: Chuck.Beard@nashville.gov for assistance. 

Preparation Resources: Read this blog post that Technology Gap helped create with New York Foundation For The Arts (NYFA) that explains the core vocabulary and concepts we will be covering in Workshop One & Two.
Technology Gap Learning Team

Meet Your Instructors

Laura Ó Reilly
Multimedia Artist/Storyteller, Creative Technologist & Founder of Technology Gap

Laura Ó Reilly ( L Ó R ) is a multimedia artist, storyteller, creative technologist and the founder of Technology Gap. Ó Reilly is an alumna of The New Museum’s creative tech incubator, NEW INC, where she built and led Wallplay Network, which grew to repurpose over 30 vacant storefronts providing space to the NYC arts community. Ó Reilly has exhibited her improvised vocal looping sound pieces at New York City galleries and has toured across Europe. She most recently premiered her six-part somatic art film series SUN IN THE MACHINE, in Chelsea NY this past September. It will be released in the Voxel metaverse as an NFT series and daily art improvisation game this winter. www.lor.earth | instagram @lor.earth | twitter @lor-earth | www.technologygap.earth 
Bonita Oliver
Multi-Disciplinary Artist & Web3 Consultant

Bonita Oliver is a multidisciplinary performance artist and improviser. Her work is about transitions- the process of moving through. She creates deeply emotional, body in space, concept art through voice, music, environmental soundscapes, and movement. The motivation is to heal personal and ancestral trauma in order to make way for discovery and connection. Bonita Oliver is an actress, award-winning filmmaker and member of (SAG/AFTRA) (NYWIFT) (WOCU) and a recipient of LMCC/UMEZ grants in 2021 as well as an Opera America residency, NYSCA/NYFA fellowship in 2022, and most recently a winner of the NYFA NFT Awards, fall/winter 2022. Bonita is also a Web3 consultant and Co - founder of Black Meta Fest 2022, which was the first ever, Multi Metaverse, educational event highlighting Black Creators in Web3. | BonitaOliver.com | Twitter: @prettysilentone
Samuel Damfe
Online Technical Support, Zoom Workshops
Samuel Damfe is an experienced instructional designer gifted at creating an interactive learning experience for both instructors and learners, with a notable capacity for creating engaging learning content targeted toward key demographics. Samuel holds a BTech degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Federal University of Technology Akure. He is specializing in conceptualizing and creating an advanced learning model for all kinds of learners.

Online learning companion materials
will be accessible starting February 4th: 

technology gap
workshop participant experiences:

"I was very impressed by the teaching techniques used in this class and the subjects covered. It was very accessible. I'm glad I learned about permaculture of Web 3 and how we as a society can move forward to be more eco-responsible"

-MARY BEGLEY

"This session organized and explained it all very well and after just 2 days it seems very clear how NFTs relate to my own work and I have have a few tangible paths to follow to confidently enter the space."

-KRISTIN ANDERSON

"I loved the learn-as-you-go workshop and all the additional examples and resources that were provided. I started the workshop knowing only vague concepts of what NFTs are. Now, I have a solid understanding of digital wallets, blockchains, NFTs, and the metaverse."

-CATHERINE LEWIS