I gave an artist talk about my work, inspirations and programming for Sejal Patel’s Teaching in New Media course. This was followed by a brief introduction and workshop on the Scratch programming language.
Slides from the talk: Artist Talk Slides (13mb PDF).
- ScratchEd a Harvard run resource for Scratch educations. They also produce a PDF Scratch Curriculum Guide for educators and learners.
- ScratchJR a tablet based Scratch language designed for slightly younger programmers.
- Channel 5 Special on Seymour Papert at MIT CSAIL. Six minute video from 1972 of Seymour Papert describing his LOGO programming language.
- Mitchel Resnick 2011 McGraw Prize in Education Acceptance Speech. Mitch Resnick acceptance speech, excellent short summary of his personal philosophies of education that drove the design of Scratch.
Sejal Patel’s Teaching in New Media Course Description
This course covers issues of teaching art in new media through project-based inquiry. Students evaluate the roles of multiple media and technology for existing art curriculum and develop projects that support the physical art making experience. Most classes will be structured as a combination of lectures, conversations, visits to maker labs, research and studio time. The final project for the class will be the development of an interdisciplinary unit or curriculum with supporting materials.