Episode 19: Learning Through Play, Through Making

Over the last decade, the Maker Movement has grown into a worldwide network of people from all disciplines coming together to learn through play and through making. Eric Rosenbaum, a creative technologist with a doctorate from MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten group, says there’s a powerful promise in unlocking the potential that we all have to be creative makers in the existence of maker spaces and fab labs.

Eric RosenbaumEric Rosenbaum is a freelance creative technologist who combines his love for music, improvisation, making, and learning to invent new technologies for playful creation. He recently completed his doctorate at MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten group, with the dissertation “Explorations in Musical Tinkering.” He is co-inventor with Jay Silver of the Makey Makey invention kit.

His other projects include Singing Fingers, an iPad app for finger painting with sound; Glowdoodle software for painting with light; MelodyMorph, an iPad app for creating musical instruments and playable compositions; and the BeetleBlocks visual programming environment for 3D design and fabrication. Eric holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Technology in Education from Harvard University.

Episode Extras
Neil Gershenfeld and “How to Make (Almost) Anything”
Fab Labs
Exploratorium Tinkering Studio

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