0Ed Finn January 24, 2013
This past fall I took part in a fascinating event on the future of education here at Arizona State University. It was organized by the Gordon Commission and the Center for Games and Impact, and the instructions I got from Jim Gee were simple. Five minutes to give an experimental talk, with a maximum of two slides.
I decided to talk about a creative tool that has done more to unlock the human imagination than almost anything else: the humble pencil. You can inscribe the world with it, from writing poems and tracing inscriptions to poking holes, making music and holding your hair together. Plus most pencils come with an undo feature, so it’s a tool that teaches both sides of the creative coin: authoring and editing, marking and erasing, sharing and hiding. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the pencil. And I close with a question: how can we imagine the future pencil, the new tool that will change how we learn and share?
0Nina Miller January 18, 2013
Thoughts about mobile technology.
Thanks to the participants:
Ilana Rein, Katelyn Keberle, Eric Lehnhardt, Meggan Madden, Regina Duran, Melanie Reilly, Chris Nyarwaya, Giresse Tchegho, Stacey Cope, Ed Finn, Joey Eschrich, Nina Miller, Aengus Anderson and students from Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy
One of our Hieroglyph collaborations.