Here’s our first prototype of a City of the Future that we will create with lower school and middle school students this spring.
In our Maker Art classes, students will make models of what our world could be like in 100 years. They will first build a futuristic home with a cardboard ‘wonderbox’ such as this one, featuring animated characters like this lightbulb-shaped ‘robot maid’ -- which ‘vacuums’ the floor when you press a button.
If you live in the Bay Area and have a 10 to 14 year-old kid, you might be interested in this cool after-school activity for middle school students, which I will be teaching this spring with Geo Monley in his fabulous workshop at Tam High.
This fun and educational course starts March 30 at Tam High School in Mill Valley. We will meet every Wednesday at 3:30pm, for 8 weeks. In the process, students will develop a range of skills, from science and engineering to creative expression. And they will create their own interactive art with simple electronics, in a playful way that makes learning more fun.
Learn more about our City of the Future course: fabriceflorin.com/2016/02/23/city-of-the-future/
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Fabrice and Jean collaborated to make this first prototype in about 45 minutes, as a proof of concept. The children will have 8 weekly sessions to bring their boxes to life with lights, sounds and motion.
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