We are thrilled to announce that two old friends will join the Constructing Modern Knowledge 2015 faculty. Dr. Brian Harvey and Dr. Eric Rosenbaum will be with us July 7-10th to help participants realize their personal and collaborative projects.

About Brian Harvey

Brian Harvey, Ph.D. is a Teaching Professor Emeritus in Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He was formerly a high school computer science teacher, and has volunteered teaching in grades 1-8. He wrote the three-volume Computer Science Logo Style for teenagers, and co-wrote (with Matthew Wright) Simply Scheme, a textbook for undergraduatess. He is co-developer (with Jens Mönig) of the Snap! visual programming language, an extension of Scratch with first class procedures and first class lists, and co-developer (with Daniel Garcia) of The Beauty and Joy of Computing, a CS breadth course for non-computer scientists that uses Snap!. He is currently part of a four-year effort to bring BJC to 100 New York City high school teachers, while working with colleagues at Education Development Center on a complete revision of the curriculum to make it more suitable for high school teachers and students.

Eric Rosenbaum teaches Marvin Minsky to play a MaKey MaKey-powered cupcake.
Eric Rosenbaum teaches Marvin Minsky to play a MaKey MaKey-powered cupcake.

About Eric Rosenbaum

Eric Rosenbaum earned a Ph.D. in the Lifelong Kindergarten group at MIT Media Lab, where he created new technologies at the intersection of music, improvisation, play and learning. His projects include the MaKey MaKey invention kit, the Singing Fingers app for finger painting with sound, the Glowdoodle web site for painting with light, MmmTsss software for improvising with looping sounds, and a Scratch-like language for creating interactive behaviors in the virtual world of Second Life.Eric holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Technology in Education from Harvard University.

He also holds a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT Media Lab, for which he developed Jots, a system to support reflective learning in the Scratch programming environment. One of his latest projects is the creation of Beetle Blocks, a visual programming language for creating 3D designs you can print.