This two day workshop for museum professionals and educators at the Ciencia Viva science center in Lagos, Portugal will provide the chance to tinker with four activities, reflect on the experience and discuss ways to integrate the ideas into their practice.
Ryan will join colleagues from the Lego Foundation to present about tinkering at the Learning through Play conference at Billund Library in Denmark.
Here's the description of the workshop from the organizers.
"The creator culture is popular in many years in many Danish libraries. And it is not without reason: the willingness of the MAKER movement to share knowledge, skills and ideas is in accordance with the public library's values.
The purpose of the conference is to dive into the essence of MAKING, its societal potential and the skills that the professional professionals must possess in an exploratory and experimental environment."
We'll be sharing a few of our recent experiments with micro-exhibits and computational tinkering with Lighthouse and Lodestar students at their School Maker Faire.
Here's the description of the entire event:
At Lighthouse and Lodestar, we have a long tradition of recognizing and celebrating Making. To support our students as they finish their independent projects in different elective classes, we have set up a School Faire at our campus. Students will be facilitating hands-on activities with guests and will showcase their work in our Making, Programming and Robotics classes. This is also a day of celebration in honor of Cesar Chavez.
We'll be partnering with our friends at the Walnut Creek tinkering space, Maker Lab Extreme. Join us for an exploration of electricity, motions and mechanisms and the intersections between art science and technology. We'll use a mix of familiar and unusual materials to create delightful contraptions that make beautiful patterns with light, paint and sound as they move and dance.
Ryan will join the fellow makers of Ace Monster Toys for a drop in workshop creating paper circuits with LEDs, conductive thread and tape, and small batteries. There will be several options to choose from, or build from your imagination.
Materials provided. For adults, teens, and supervised kids ages 8+
Join us for a tinkering workshop at first Friday at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA highlighting the intersection of art and science. We’ll construct vibrating, jumping and spinning bots out of everyday materials that create beautiful patterns as they move around the space. At the end of the night we’ll display the collaborative artwork made by the little scribbling machines.
Description from the ASTC program website:
As making spaces pop-up in museums, new educational programs can result in entrepreneurial experiments, including tinkering trucks, vending machines, and websites. In this hand-on session, leaders from a variety of science centers big and small will share successes and failures for extending learning beyond the walls of the museum.
Ryan will be collaborating with Angela Sofia Lombardo for a hands-on workshop at Fablearn 2017 where participants will work together to build dancing robots using servo motors, LEDs, recycled materials and a special ‘low floor’ set up for Arduino that allows to experiment, discover and create without struggling with breadboards. Participants will use a visual programming environment (ScratchX) to control the Arduino and to add some music to their creations.
Ryan will be leading a computational tinkering workshop as part of the Arkansas Maker Summit hosted by Scott Family Amazeum and The Innovation Hub of North Little Rock. It will be a chance for educators and stakeholders to engage with a hands-on activity and reflect on activity design, facilitation and envrionment.
Ryan will be in Paris for an informal workshop with educators and makers at Espace de Sciences Pierre-Gilles des Gennes (ESPGG). We'll have a hands on tinkering experience messing around with drawing automata and will reflect together about creative learning.
The makerspace at the ECSITE (the European network of science centres and museums) conference offers chances to experiment with art, science and technology through drop-in hands-on activities and to hear from leaders in the making and tinkering movement in museums worldwide.
In this tinkering workshop, create a unique and beautiful light-up card as you explore high/low tech tools and materials used to create paper electronics.
Space is limited so sign up now!
As part of our tinkering residency at Chabot Space and Science Center, we'll be leading activities at the First Friday evening events! May's theme is "Bugs" and we will be exploring a new twist on a classic activity. Join us to construct bug bots that move in interesting ways and make amazing psychedelic art!
At the end of February we’re debuting the first iteration of ‘the idea store’ at the treasure island flea market. Come check out ‘idea repair kits’, ‘good idea’ activity spaces, ‘shared idea’ displays ‘bad ideas’ (now 50% off)!
February 25th and 26th, Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA.
We’re helping our friends at Kit Lab celebrate the opening of their new space in Temescal and bringing our tiny tortilla printing press for a fun afternoon of art making and conversations about kits that support making and tinkering.
Saturday February 4th from 2:00-11:00 at 5447 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609
UPDATE: Oakand First Fridays is cancelled on Feb 3rd due to bad weather!
We’ll be at Oakland First Fridays making some tiny art with a tortilla press in the backyard of our tiny makerspace. Make a print, share a print and leave a print in this fun, collaborative activity.
Friday, February 3rd 5:00-9:30 at Telegraph Ave from W Grand to 27th St.