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City of the Future: Sixth Class at Tam High
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Image by fabola
Our middle-school students at Tam High are building a City of the Future together, using arts and electronics to make a model of what our world may be like in 100 years.

In our sixth class, students worked in teams to make public spaces for their city: underwater mines, segregated neighborhoods, surface rubbles and gated skyscrapers for the rich. This week’s creations included a new city sign, more ladders, more mine workers, and tall, skinny towers scraping the crimson sky.

They also agreed on a final name for their city: 15A, named after its sector coordinates. In their post-apocalyptic city of the future, the rich are separated from the poor, who mine the sea floor and are oppressed by a government run by machines.

I am teaching this after-school class with Geo Monley and Cynthia Gilbert, and we are happy to see our students so engaged in this project. Through this course, they are developing a range of skills, from creative expression to science and engineering (STEAM). And they are learn to create interactive art with simple electronics, in a playful and collaborative way that makes learning more fun.

Learn more about our City of the Future course: fabriceflorin.com/2016/02/23/city-of-the-future/

Preview our City of the Future in these class slides:
bit.ly/city-of-the-future-slides-tam-high-1

View more photos of our Maker Art course at Tam High:
www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157666710348841

Learn more about our Maker Art courses:
fabriceflorin.com/2016/02/14/teaching-maker-art/

Learn more about Tam Makers:
www.tammakers.org/

Head of Maker Projects @garethowenlloyd talking to Design Connections team.
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Image by Janson Hews

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