Sep 27 2012

Hive NYC at World Maker Faire!

Events, Maker Faire NYC, News

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This is re-posted from the Maker Education blog. We’ll be in the Young Makers Tent all weekend with a bunch of our members hosting fun activities and leading some exciting workshops.

We’ll be in Young Makers Tent all weekend with a bunch of our memebrs hosting fun activities and leading some exciting workshops. Under one tent, you can remix t-shirts, create your own podcasts, make paper circuits, break commercials, measure the air quality using your mobile device and meet a bunch of cool teen makers. Explore, create and share with Hive Learning Network NYC in the Young Makers Tent!

Hive NYC Learning Network (aka Hive NYC) is a coalition of 40 non-profit organizations-museums, libraries, media and others-that work together to develop programs that promote interest-driven learning and the creative use of digital media and technology for youth.

This weekend, educators and teens from more than ten Hive NYC member organizations will be running activities that demonstrate the collaborative nature of the network and the innovative (mainly after school) programs offered to youth across the city.

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  • Remix Fashion with Dream Yard
  • Try some simple cut and tie techniques to upcycle t-shirts and give them a whole new life!
  • DIY Podcasts with WNYC’s Radio Rookies
  • Gain some basic interviewing skills and record your own short interview.
  • Collect, Construct, Change with New York Hall of Science
  • Collect some environmental data on-site with cool, mobile Aircasting probes.
  • Curiosity Machine: Flat Balls and Shrimp Catapults with Iridescent
  • Build a 3D ball out of 2D parts, or a catapult inspired by mantis shrimp.
  • Break a Commercial with The LAMP
  • Go behind the scenes of how and why commercials are created, then ’talk back’ to the big media messages telling you how to dress, what to eat and so much more.
  • Sample U! a Living Remix Redux with WorldUP
  • It’s an audio laboratory where you are the instrument! Use your voice and the sounds around you to create an improvised song.
  • Himalayan Fashion with Rubin Museum of Art
  • Silkscreen and add embellishments to tote bags and clothing using Himalayan designs, plus ake namka thread crosses to add to your designs!
  • World’s Faire 2.0 with REV-
  • Teens will demo an interactive mobile scavenger hunt they created that investigates how the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs in Queens shaped the region’s geography and future.
  • Filmmaking Workshop with American Museum of Natural History and Reel Works Teen Filmmaking
  • Teens teaching teens how to shoot and edit video footage from the grounds at Maker Faire.
  • BOXES (Building Open Expandable Systems) with Parsons The New School for Design
  • Make basic paper circuits, then transform them into sound and light boxes.
  • Books in the Digital Age with Brooklyn Public Library
  • These aren’t your grandma’s book reviews - use picture, video and animation apps and software to create book reviews and web comics.
  • Maker Bingo and Youth-Made Legacy Projects with MOUSE Corps
  • Pick up your Maker Bingo worksheet and enter to win prizes based on how many activities and demos you participate in. May the best maker win!
  • Become a Webmaker with Mozilla Thimble
  • Make your own meme, create a web-based “how to,” remix websites and play in the web arcade.

In 2011, Hive NYC won a Make Magazine Editor’s Choice Blue Ribbon at Maker Faire, so be sure to stop by and check us out! You can also follow along on Twitter (@hivelearningnyc and #hivebuzz) or Facebook (facebook.com/hivelearningnyc)

We’ll also be facilitating the following workshops in the Education Cafe:

Saturday, 11:00-11:30 Hive Learning Network: Innovation through Collaboration – Examples from Hive, a collaborative learning network around innovation, informal learning and MacArthur’s Connected Learning Principals. Project demos.

Saturday, 1:00-2:00 BOXES with Parsons The New School for Design – Are you a teacher, mentor, maker, hacker, who wants to learn more about integrating physical computing and soft circuits? BOXES is a platform for educators to to engage their students in computational thinking literacies through craft.

Saturday, 5:30-6:30 C3 Citizen STEM – Imagine having a set of digital tools that will allow you to record environmental data. Join NYSCI, HabitatMap, & Sonoma Tech as we share these tools and help you develop action plans ranging from T-shirt designs to PSA’s!

Sunday, 1:00-1:45 Remix Fashion – Ever thought about remixing an old t-shirt? Now you can! Hive Fashion and Dream Yard will lead this hands-on workshop to teach you simple ways to turn those old shirts into a cool, new look.

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