Urban neighborhood libraries are on the decline.
Detroit, Flint, Dearborn and other cities have recently had to close some of their library branches in order to save money, which means access to free computers and computer training is becoming more limited.
But in Detroit, there’s a group working to close the digital divide.
Discothèque vs. Discotech
This story takes place at a "discotech."
Not the kind of discotheque where you flaunt your best dance moves in platform shoes, but the kind of discotech where Google, Twitter and Facebook are center stage.
Here, discotech stands for DISCOvering TECHnology.
It's a traveling technology workshop that looks a lot like a pop-up science fair, with laptops, poster boards, wires and circuits all around the room.
Diana Nucera, one of the Discotech organizers, says the event is about "showing the possibility of technology to make our personal connections stronger."