One of our summer design group interns, Laurel, just wrapped up her time with us yesterday. I wanted to tell you all about this great project she designed, produced, and installed. It's called Dimensions of PocketKnowledge, and you can check it out on the first floor of Gottesman Libraries. Laurel found so many interesting historic photos and works of art as she browsed PK, and you'll find some of her favorite elements in the work on display. They're like uber-col...
Here's yet another visualization of the creative process, brought to you by MAKEDO:
Nice find, Gonzalo!
I hadn't heard of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop until today. Their tagline is "advancing children's learning in the digital age." There's quite a bit of exciting material on their site, include projects and publications on "EdLabbey" topics like games and mobile technologies. This center is the natural evolution of great efforts to advance thinking about media and learning by the folks at Sesame Workshop.
Definitely check them out!
Guitar legend Les Paul, 94, passed away today. Up until June, he played a weekly show every Monday night at the Iridium here in Manhattan.
Les Paul was possibly the first person to amplify the guitar. He invented a sound that totally shaped modern music.
I wanted to share this 15 minute video in...
If you haven't already, stop by the 2nd floor of the library to view the hottest items off the EdLab die cutter. Our excellent graphic design intern, Neha, created these life sized line drawings of each new resident and cut them from adhesive vinyl. This involved lots of trouble shooting and learning about the quirks of our new die cutter, but Neha's perseverance paid off. I think that the end result is a great example of the type of creative work you can accomplish when you have a machine like this "in-house."
This news will interest Dan P. especially, but it definitely gives us all something to chew on: Last March, MIT faculty voted unanimously to make their scholarly articles available online to the public for free.
From the MIT News office:
"The vote is a signal to the world that we speak in a unified voice; that what we value is the free flow of ideas," said Bish Sinyal, chair of the MIT Faculty and the Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning.
Freeing access to faculty wri...
Jeff mentioned this graphic in a comment to a different post a while back. I've been meaning to dedicate an actual blog post to it, as a continuation of my "Visualizing the Design Process" series.
This one is from Taco Lab. Of all the design process graphics I've blogged about so far, I think this one feels the most accurate to my own experience. See that big huge messy tangle in the design/build blob? H...
For those of you with genomics on your mind after attending today's EdLab Seminar with special guests from Hugebrow, I wanted to share a few follow-up things to check out.
First, I wanted to provide a link to the Broad Institute, whose goal includes "transforming medicine with the power of genomics." Their outreach program will be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in informal or formal education opportunities...
Check out this nice visualization of cell phone activity on the Mall in DC during inauguration day. It was developed by the Senseable City Lab at MIT, led by Carlo Ratti.
I was spending some time in the city of Lowell, Massachusetts, this weekend when I noticed the Artbotics program at the Revolving Museum. The Artbotics program, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, describes itself this way:
In the Artbotics project, the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) is collaborating with The Revolving Museum and Lowell High School, using project-based learning to introduce students to computing.
I wanted to share the graphic that they're u...