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Friday, October 19 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Open Data/Open Minds: Paper Circuitry, Civic Storytelling, and Local Data Mapping

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Participants will work with scaffolded activity templates that introduce a variety of circuit trace layouts, coding sketches with the Chibi Chip, and a range of expressive options for storytelling and communication of ideas. We'll work with maps in the broadest sense—from familiar, topographic representations to narrative expressions and idea maps. With a focus on local information and map construction, we will use resources connected with social wellness measures as a guiding framework for crafting and constructing stories and understanding about place. For example, we may work with air quality measures by zipcode, neighborhood, and region as a lens for considering opportunities for civic engagement and developing community awareness. Additionally, we will demonstrate DIY components for: 1) completing a poll as part of a paper circuit project and 2) accessing selected real-time information via public APIs to showcase local, real-time data as part of a personal project.

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David Cole

Program Director, NEXMAP
NEXMAP builds future-ready teachers and learners at the intersection literacy, technology, craft, and open data. Our work champions transformational hands-on learning, introductory electronics, and civic engagement, allowing learners to explore circuit craft as a scaffold for using... Read More →
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Jie Qi

Learning Designer, Creative Director, & Cofounder, Chibitronics
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Elisabeth Sylvan

Managing Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard

Friday October 19, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
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