I will be at the “Constructing Modern Knowledge Conference“ on July 14th with a large selection of Reggio Children publications for you to view and purchase. This should be a fascinating interactive, four day conference with prominent speakers in the field of education including Dr. Lella Gandini, Reggio Children Liaison in the U.S. for Dissemination of the Reggio Emilia Approach and Dr. Mitchel Resnick, from the M.I.T. Media Lab and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten Project. You will also have an unusual opportunity to visit the M.I.T. Media Lab – a think tank for creative learning.
I had the great opportunity to visit the original M.I.T. Media Lab in the early 1990’s when I was doing research for “Toying with Architecture: The Building Toy in the Arena of Play: 1800 to the Present,” an exhibit I curated at the Katonah Museum of Art (more on this exhibit). The Media Lab had just developed the Programmable Brick using Legos. I included this “artifact” in the exhibit as an example of the most contemporary building toy. If you check out their website, you can see some of the latest examples coming from the Lifelong Kindergarten Project. I was particularly drawn to Singing Fingers and Twinkle.
See you in Manchester!