It is official! Modular//Neuroid and The New York Hall of Science will be collaborating to create a multi-layered experience for middle and high school students in a project titled Collect, Construct, Change (C³). The project will give students the chance to collect data on environmental pollution in the field, and then offer them a platform in which to experience this data. This experience will come in the form of an augmented reality cell phone application. The project will culminate in the form of several workshops over the summer at NySci, and a presentation and workshop at the first ever Maker Faire NYC (which is being held at the New York Hall of Science, September 25 and 26, 2010)! The final step of the project is to promote environmental advocacy through the children participating. This is extremely exciting. It also means that I am employed through October 2010. Thank goodness.
This has been on the books for some time now, and have waited to announce it on this site as there were several details to work out. Everything is a go, and I have already begun prototyping for this iteration of modular//neuroid. I am extremely lucky to have this opportunity and intend on making use of it. My involvement is the result of a collaboration between the New Youth City Learning Network, along with Parsons and NySci. The team also consists of a Columbia post-doc, as well as the Bank Street College and City Lore.