For over 30 years ITP has been a hub of experimentation in art, media, and technology. This summer will mark the first week-long event focused on education. ITP Make Education Camp will be held from July 7th-11th at ITP, at 721 Broadway, the main building for NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Join other educators in a weeklong flexible unconference style camp where we learn from each other by making stuff together, hearing from (and being) speakers and presenters, and collaborating with people from diverse disciplines.
Each day will be filled with presentations and discussions formed in response to participants’ interests and projects. And each night you will be able to work at ITP until close, taking advantage of the floor’s electronics lab, fabrication tools, and helpful guidance from ITP camp counselors.
Here are some of my favorite takeaways:
- Brian Huang and Ben Leduc-Mills of Sparkfun‘s Educational arm led awesome workshops. Here are their slides: http://bit.ly/SFE_edcamp14 and a sneak peek of the Sparkfun Digital Sandbox…
- Liza Stark showed me how to twist an LED pin to make it easier to connect with conductive thread in an e-textiles workshop.
- Liza also shared High Low Tech out of MIT: http://highlowtech.org
- Stephen Lewis demo’d an amazing MIDI music maker created with distance sensors and a KEAN6 potentiometer.
- Both Brian Huang and Saber Khan recommended Computer Science Unplugged site: http://csunplugged.org
- The Fritzing.org site is amazing! It lets you make visual on-screen examples of your physical computing pieces
- You can virtually test your circuits using Autodesk’s 123D circuits www.123dapp.com/circuits
- Tweets using the hashtag #ITPedcamp can be viewed here: https://tagboard.com/itpedcamp
- The list of sessions offered at #ITPedcamp can be viewed here: https://itp.nyu.edu/edcamp/calendar-5
- I made a Google Calendar of the sessions so that I could manage my time better (as I do whatever my Google Calendar tells me to do…)
- You can access slightly more information via this link to my GoogleDoc of notes from the week.
- There is way more information in Gina Tesoriero’s super thorough Google Doc of notes from the week.