This summer the Clubhouse will become a World-Builders Studio for young artists.  We’re inviting four local organizations to collaborate with the Clubhouse community in a multi-media performance art project around the theme of World Building.  We will be working on a live action RPG that will transform the Clubhouse into a world of creative ideas rooted in imaginative play.
 
Throughout our World-Builders summer workshops, we’ll be following the 3 principles listed below, and as outlined in this video.
1.Role Play
2.Encourage Ridiculous
3. Think with Your Hands
 
Starting June 28th, Clubhouse Sci-Core Interns will begin the process of goal setting for the World-Builders project.
The entire production will be documented with the help of Flagship staff and MIT/Wellesley students in a multi-media presentation that will be shared at the Clubhouse and broadcasted online in mid August.
 
We’re open to creative ideas from Clubhouse members, mentors, Network staff, Clubhouses around the Network, parents, teachers, artists, anyone interested in contributing to this project…
 
In addition to ideas and feedback, we’re also looking for donations of recycled materials such as cardboard boxes, colorful paper scraps, foam, thin pieces of wood, oddly shaped metal scraps and whatever interesting objects you may have that might inspire form or narrative.
 
Here are a few links to some online media that helped shape this project.  Click around and let us know what you think.
 

Effort to Restore Children’s Play Gains Momentum

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/06/garden/06play.html

From Ridiculous to Brilliant: Why We Play at Work

http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/927

Author and MIT Professor of creative writing Junot Diaz

Junot Diaz On What Disasters Reveal (radio program)

Boston Review feat J.Diaz’ article

http://cms.mit.edu/academics/courseInfo.php?courseID=CMS.S61

Onyx Ashanti: This is beatjazz

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  1. [...] with programming the sensors on Scratch so that we can use this fun little robotics kit in our World Builders project this summer.  Stay tuned to see more of our WeDo [...]

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