Introductory talk by Anne Balsamo, Dean, School of Media Studies (The New School)
Design, Make, Play: Presented by the creative team at the New York Hall of Science
In this presentation, the creative team at the New York Hall of Science share a new strategy for place-based learning with digital extensions. These range from the 8,000 square foot Design Lab, the place for open ended exploration of materials and design strategies to Connected Worlds, an immersive environment that incorporates gesture-based interactions with computer generated worlds and characters. Along they discuss the impact of the Maker movement and World Maker Faire, and our strategies for bridging place based, experiential learning beyond the walls into the classroom, the playground, and the home.
"Making Design Lab" is a short documentary that follows SITU Studio as they design, fabricate, and install a series of workshop spaces into the New York Hall of Science’s main 10,000sf exhibition space. The project, Design Lab, is a new model for science education that foregrounds STEM education and project-based learning. This innovative approach is materialized in a series of five exhibits created to support visitors in a creative design process. Each space is designed to be flexible and to support problem ideation and displaying results. Inspired by the DIY ethos of the Maker Movement, Design Lab provides a place in which visitors can experiment, iterate and display the results of their work.
Directed by Wes Rozen & Patrick Mandeville
Official Selection of the Architecture & Design Film Festival 2014.
NYSCI hosts the annual World Maker Faire, Sept 26 – 27, 2015, in partnership with Maker Media. Maker Faire began in the Bay Area in 2006. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.
For more info and tickets visit: makerfaire.com nysci.org/worldmakerfaire