Within the next forty years, two-thirds of the world's population will be living in cities. All around the world, researchers, architects, urban planners, engineers, scientists, technologists, and artists are working together to study how cities are changing. With their combined energies, they hope to discern the needs of the people within those cities, understand how cities are sourcing their growing energy needs and create more alternative energy options, provide adequate public and recreational spaces for the citizens of these cities, create opportunities for urban farming and sustenance, and generate economic opportunities to sustain the livelihoods of people living and working in these cities.
In this term, students will investigate diverse topics related to cities, from crowd-sourcing information from urban citizens to provide relevant information about their cities, to embracing compact ways of living through micro-housing, to creating musical compositions from the rhythm of cities, to designing better urban playgrounds for citizens, to creating interactive multi-person urban games, to researching the possibility of Boston as the future site of the Olympics.
In each of NuVu's studios, students are pushed out of their comfort zone, and stretch their creative limits to come up with something they have never done before. They learn to design, program, build robots, create digital musical instruments, design and fabricate interactive clothing garments, and invent new toys. In every studio, students go through the Design Process: researching, learning, conceptualizing, designing, making and continuously remaking their products. They will work in collaborative teams under the guidance of our Coaches, who are professional experts and academics from MIT and Harvard. The studios are inspired by cutting-edge research and inventions from MIT as well as the vibrant technology and design industries.
Start and end dates: Tue Sep 2, 2014 - Fri Nov 21, 2014
Genius Camp: Sep 2 - 5, 2014
Session 1: Sep 8 - 19, 2014
Session 2: Sep 22 - Oct 3, 2014
Session 3: Oct 6 - 17, 2014
Session 4: Oct 20 - 31, 2014
Parents' Evening: Wed Oct 1, 2014
End-of-term Exhibit: Sun Dec 7, 2014
Thanksgiving Break: Sat Nov 22, 2014 - Sun Nov 30, 2014