We did it! Hard work, Great team! Kudos to all.

site visit SAR. Yale 2014
And the best part: We have a plan for the times to come. Want to know more about the project? take a peek at the SAR website

Below, the MIT team: a joy to work with such a lively bunch!

media lab breazels team If you want to learn more about the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab, check out the website
Here goes EUROZINE PDFof our GAM 2014 paper, which was selected to appear on EUROZINE

Title: Talent, Intuition, Creativity

Authors: Edith Ackermann, Urs Hirschberg

Abstract: In an issue of the Austrian architecture magazine GAM entitled "Intuition & the
machine", guest editor Urs Hirschberg interviews developmental psychologist Edith
Ackermann. Ackermann explains how imagining and realizing novel ideas engages
aspects of the mind, body and self that we barely control. Learning, she says, is like
the art of living itself, as it is about navigating uncertainties rather than controlling
what we cannot predict. Which makes the question as to where digital technologies
fit into these complex processes all the more exciting.
EA GAM

Yeah! Our GAM 2014 paper was picked to appear on EUROZINE website, under a different title. check out the link.

New Title: Talent, Intuition, Creativity: On the [usefulness and] limits of digital technologies (italics added by me :)

Authors: Edith Ackermann, Urs Hirschberg

Abstract: In an issue of the Austrian architecture magazine GAM entitled "Intuition & the
machine", guest editor Urs Hirschberg interviews developmental psychologist Edith
Ackermann. Ackermann explains how imagining and realizing novel ideas engages
aspects of the mind, body and self that we barely control. Learning, she says, is like
the art of living itself, as it is about navigating uncertainties rather than controlling
what we cannot predict. Which makes the question as to where digital technologies
fit into these complex processes all the more exciting.
Just got this sweet note from Paulo Blickstein : ) " Look at the comment that you got on the video of the talk you gave in my class" (see below)

Talk EA. Stanford 2012

here goes the link for those who are interested. You can start at minutes 3.04 minutes !


July 10, 2014, Mike Petrich wrote: "There's still time to participate in the Fundamentals of Tinkering! Where else can you hear directly from Edith Ackermann, Mitchel Resnick, Mike Eisenberg, Eric and Jay from Makey Makey, Jie Qi, Gever Tulley, teachers at the Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland, and The Tinkering Studio all in one place !?!"

Check it out! All you need is a computer and internet access. Create a free account at Coursera, and then you have access to all of the current courses. Sign up for the Tinkering one and each week new videos and readings will be available. It's all free.

My interview can be found in offerings of week 3: Learning Dimensions ( scribbling machines)
Mike Eisenberg made an excellent contribution on week 4, on the them: Tinkering tenets and personal expression.
vidigal vik

In Vidigal, during the shooting of "This is not a ball". Talking with Vik Muniz about children's natural curiosity and playfulness, their extraordinary gift as self-directed learners, and the importance of fostering their creativity and imagination as they enter school. Vik showed me the little school he plans on launching in Vidigal. For more on this, check out the article in the Globo (in portugese)
Here goes one of the nicest intros to my work ever. So this post is fore and foremost a selfie of sorts! It is also an occasion to thank Gary Staeger for his unique contribution in keeping alive the legacy of Seymour Papert, and pursuing the realization of the constructionist dream.

Too bad the summer institute is closed at this point.
staeger

but take a peek at the website: it's a great resource for teachers and learners!



Excellent paper by John Jones - controversial, intriguing - posted on February 27, 2014 to dmlcentral: a comprehensive blog on Digital Media + learning: The power of participation.

reading

Also note that the blog itself is worth the detour, check it out. An impressive cast of contributing authors includes: Howard Rheingold (51 posts); John Jones (42); Liz Losh (32); Barry Joseph (30); Whitney Burke (29); Cathy Davidson (27); Raquel Recuero (26); Ben Williamson (19); Doug Belshaw (18); Antero Garcia (18); Danah Boyd (17); S. Craig Watkins (13); Jeff Brazil (12); Nishant Shah (11); Ethan Zuckerman (10); Lyndsay Grant (10); Monika Hardy (9); Julian Sefton-Green (6); Zeynep Tufekci (5); Aleks Krotoski (5); Dante Noto (4); David Theo Goldberg (4); Aaron Knochel (4); Mimi Ito (4); Buffy Hamilton (3); Akili Lee (2); Jon Barilone (2); Constance M. Yowell, Ph.D. (2); Monica Bulger (2); Katie Salen (1); Danah Boyd and John Palfrey (1); Philipp Schmidt (1); Luka Carfagna (1); Henry Jenkins (1); Michael Lachney (1); Thomas M. Philip and Antero Garcia (1); Razeen Zaman (1); Jason Schultz (1); Julian Sefton-Green and Gary Stewart (1); Daniel Hickey and Brian Nelson (1); Courtney Santos (1); Elisabeth Jacknis (1); Antero Garcia (1); Joseph Kahne (1); Alexander Halavais (1)

talk EA harvard Ed school

check out the video
Videos of the event have been uploaded. You can find video of my Lecture for Ernst at Video_Talk EA Ern v. Glaserfeld Archive

Talk start at 3:04 minutes.

You can find the brochure that was published in honor to Ernst , after the event online at
pic ernst
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