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City of the Future: Fifth Class at Tam High
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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 fifth class, students finished their individual art boxes and started to create public spaces for their city: underwater mines, segregated neighborhoods, surface rubbles and tall skyscrapers. Students worked in teams to build these spaces together, and this week’s creations included dozens of new characters with gas masks, rooms with ladders, a pile of broken robots, and a skyscraper base with a mutilated poster of Donald Trump.
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. We are inviting them reach past this dystopian worldview to invent solutions to that city’s problems — and to dream up a better world.
I am teaching this after-school class with Geo Monley, 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/
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Unveiling the ‘Pataphysical Slot Machine
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Our ‘Pataphysical Slot Machine was unveiled in public for the first time at the Mill Valley Library on Friday, October 2 at 7pm. This poetic oracle was introduced to a full house that included hundreds of local community members, friends and neighbors. Our team at ‘Pataphysical Studios gave what a friend called "the father of all demos", including a project history, live interactions and artist stories — and a bit of theater. We all had a blast and the audience seemed completely engaged: thanks to all of you who joined us for this memorable occasion! Photos in this set were taken by Fabrice Florin, John Mabey, Fiske Smith and others. This unique art installation will be on display every weekend at the Mill Valley Library in October 2015. Learn more at pataphysics.us/