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Hive Pop-Up | Peterborough, ON
Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)
Come Join Us! It's Free!
Join us on March 2nd for a fun event that will mix kids, technology and fun! A bunch of awesome youth-serving organizations are getting together to show kids how much is possible when you become a creator - and not just a consumer - of technology and the web. Want to build a website? Make a video? Build a game? Design an app? All of that and more will be possible on March 2nd!
Bummed that you’re a parent and not a kid? Don’t worry - our Parent Zone has been specially designed so that the event will be really fun and informative for you, too!
Who should come: Most activities are designed for kids between the ages of 8 and 14, but the event is really meant to be fun for the whole family! Bring older and younger siblings along.
Date: Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Trent University, 1st Floor Gzowski College (2510 Pioneer Rd, Peterborough, ON)
What to bring: A laptop! If you don't have one or can't borrow one, please click here to request one and we will do our best to get you set up with one for the day!
What Will My Kid Do at the Event?
This event is meant to be a semi-unstructured, collaborative, creativity-inpsiring experience for youth. There is no strict agenda, because we think just a touch of chaos is good for learning. There will be several activity stations set up around the 1st floor. When kids arrive, they'll be free to choose where they spend their time. This gives them the opportunity to work on the projects that they personally find interesting. Some kids will float around, spending time at many stations and working on many different things, while some kids will choose to spend the majority of their time working on one project. We welcome this sort of self-directed learning.
Each station will have volunteer instructors and assistants - there to teach the kids how to use the tools, and then to support them as they think creatively and explore the power of technology. More details to come.
About the Activity Stations:
Two Exciting Activities presented by TVO Kids:
Join the tvokids.com team for two exciting activities! The first activity will allow you to create your very own ebook staring Canadian superstar rodent, Tumbleweed. You will work with the tvokids creative team to write, create and record an ebook staring Tumbleweed and his cast of rodent friends.
An Introduction to the Internet of Things presented by Fab Spaces:
Through a series of fun origami projects and challenges you will not only learn to fold some amazing 3D structures but also explore real-world advanced skills like problem solving, creativity, spatial reasoning and collaboration. To make things more interesting we'll explore concepts like protocols, smart devices, sensors, and before you know it we'll be building a really smart origami tower.
Unlike paper printers at home that print in a 2 dimensional way, a 3D printer works by building layer upon layer of melted plastic (or other material) until a complete physical object is produced. Learn more about 3D printing by watching this helpful video.
Parent Zone (coordinated by Melanie Wood)
Learn how you can support and inspire your kid's tech-learning with our "fireside chat" with technologist, new media artist, and educator, Ashley Lewis. Ashley is the Toronto Chapter Lead for Girls Learning Code, an affiliate of Ladies Learning Code and a preemptive attempt at closing the gender gap in the tech profession. She also teaches 3D printing and Arduino workshops for Maker Kids, a not-for-profit imagination oriented tech workshop space. When she's not teaching, Ashley is part of a new media studio, Aesthetec, developing innovative content for TIFF Kids' Workshop, most recently completing a project for TIFF's 50 Years of Bond event. In her spare time, Ashley pursues a more artistic avenue of technology by creating kinetic sculptures and sound based art. She has recently begun writing and illustrating her first children's book.
Also presenting will be Davide Panagia, a political and cultural theorist who holds the Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies at Trent University (Canada). He is Co-Editor of the journal Theory and Event and a regular contributor to The Contemporary Condition Blog. His research analyzes the aesthetic and political dimensions of political life, looking to both contemporary and historical aspects of this area of research, with an emphasis in visual studies, media ontologies, and cultural theory. He has published two books: The Poetics of Political Thinking (Duke UP, 2006) and The Political Life of Sensation (Duke UP, 2009) and Impressions of Hume: Cinematic Thinking and the Politics of Discontinuity(forthcoming, 2013).
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