540 folds. 60 sheets of paper. 10 origami cubes. 1 new way of teaching kids the skills they will need in the near future.
The origami structure in the photo is a metaphor. Learn how to make the building blocks for more complex structures and master the various ways in which they can connect to each other. Soon you’ll be applying these principles to other systems where instead of paper you are using electronic circuits and programmable rules to master a world where technology is pervasive, information abundant and bandwidth infinite.
All we are doing with FabSpaces from now on has to do with rewiring education to teach our kids the skills they are not learning anywhere else.
I’m very excited about the way the FabSpaces project is evolving. We were all over the map trying to create a tool for Makers and realized after the World Maker Faire in NY that those who have the most genuine interest in learning these projects are teams of parents/kids, teachers/students, looking for ways to revitalize their education. So we are focusing on finding the projects that have the potential of delivering an important dose of DIY fun while teaching the kids the skills they will need “20 minutes into the future”.
BTW, we’re heading to the Hive Pop-up in Waterloo this weekend to run our very first workshop. If you have kids 8 and older, and live in the area, I highly recommend you come and spend some time with us and the many organizations involved.