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Casey Neistat’s TEDx Talk

  YouTube Filmmaker Casey Neistat delivered a terrific and inspirational presentation at Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012. Video of that fantastic session will be uploaded here in the near future. Subscribe here to be alerted when that video becomes available. In the meantime, enjoy a recent TEDx Talk by Casey.    

Derrick Pitts Videos

Educators who attended Constructing Modern Knowledge 2011 enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with noted astronomer and planetarium director, Dr. Derrick Pitts. Below is video of his talk at CMK 2011 and a University of Wisconsin Big Learning Event where he talks about curiosity and how school beats it out of kids.  

Leah Buechley’s TEDx Talk

One highlight of Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012 was a reception at the MIT Media Lab hosted by Dr. Leah Buechley, Director of the High-Low Tech Research Group. Following her talk, Dr. Buechley was gracious enough to open her Lab up to CMK participants. Her talk, quite similar to the TEDx Talk (below) inspired experiments and […]

Tod Machover Videos

MIT Medla Lab Professor and Opera of the Future Research Group, Tod Machover, is also a noted composer and inventor. He will also host the CMK 2013 reception at the MIT Media Lab. Machover’s research group invented things like Guitar Hero and Hyperscore software. This spring he will premiere a symphony for the entire city […]

Strategies for Hands-on Learning

At the May 2012 Bay Area Maker Faire, Steve Hargadon interviewed me about learning through making and tinkering. We discussed strategies educators might employ to bring constructionist learning to their classrooms. (Yes, I’m wearing holographic Astroboy t-shirt.) Check out some of the new workshops and seminars I can lead at your school, district or conference. […]

Friends of Papertian Constructionism (Paper)

I wrote this paper for the proceedings of the Constructionism 2012 Conference in Athens, Greece (August, 2012). A link to the pdf version of the paper is below this abstract. Friends of Papertian Constructionism Gary S. Stager, Ph.D, gary@stager.org Executive Director, The Constructivist Consortium The expressed desire of the Constructionism Conference organizers to expand its […]

Outstanding Video About Modern Knowledge Construction

I shot this amateur video at the Constructionism 2012 Conference in Athens, Greece. It is a recording of Dr. Mike Eisenberg‘s remarkable plenary address based on his paper, “Constructionism: New Technologies, New Purposes.” Anyone interested in learning, emerging technology, creativity, the arts, science or craft would be wise to watch this terrific presentation. Mike Eisenberg […]

Makey Makey Co-inventor Joins CMK 2013 Faculty!

Eric Rosenbaum visited Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012 and delighted participants with his new Makey Makey construction kit. The next day, he and Dr. Marvin Minsky played a musical cupcake courtesy of the Makey Makey. This year, Eric joins the remarkable faculty of Constructing Modern Knowledge. His work at the intersection of art, science, music and […]

America’s Most Wired Composer Hosts CMK 2013 Media Lab Reception!

Professor Tod Machover, called “America’s most wired composer” by the Los Angeles Times, will host the Constructing Modern Knowledge 2013 Monday evening reception at the legendary MIT Media Lab. Machover studied with Elliott Carter and Roger Sessions at The Juilliard School and was the first Director of Musical Research at Pierre Boulez’s IRCAM in Paris. […]