Communicating with Structures in Nature/ Communiquer avec les Structures dans la Nature

by Josiahpublished on 4 June 2020

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In this video, join our friends at Creative Labs and learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These 17 goals are all interconnected and constitute the blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all.

Take action and be the change you want to see in your world.

Watch Émilie and Charlotte go through the obstacle course they made in their front yard.

Regardez Émilie et Charlotte parcourir la course à obstacles qu'elles ont faite dans leur cour avant.


3 years ago
In this video, join Nellie and learn how to create artwork that shows various scenes. You’ll need paper, scissors, and your favourite drawing and colouring tools.
Dans cette vidéo, rejoignez Nellie et apprenez à créer des illustrations qui montrent diverses scènes. Vous aurez besoin de papier, de ciseaux et de vos outils de dessin et de coloriage préférés.

If you are a maker educator, we know you are going to appreciate this conversation. In this episode, Jacob chats with children’s book author, Katey Howes. Katey joined us last week for a read aloud of her book “Be A Maker.” While publisher restrictions will not permit us to keep that read aloud active past June 30th, 2020, we wanted to capture her dedication to maker empowerment in another way. Over the next 36 minutes, Katey and Jacob discuss the role of empathy, collaboration and community in making. Ok - they actually talk about much more including a brief dialogue where they ponder the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in humanity’s drive to collaborate.

Here at Brilliant Labs, we are thrilled to find guests who are as passionate about making and intrigued about the pedagogical implications born from that maker journey. We hope you have a listen and share in this conversation via twitter or any of our other social media feeds.

We encourage you to take the time to pick up Katey’s book “Be A Maker,” and leave her a review letting her know what you think of her book. During the podcast, Katey also discusses a couple of her sources of inspiration that you may want to check out - those are linked below.

“Be A Maker” by K. Howes Amazon Link: “Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe” by k. Howes Amazon Link:

Katey Mentions: “Maybe Something Beautiful” Amazon Link: “With My Hands” Amazon Link :

*We encourage you to reach out to your local bookstores to purchase these titles.”

Follow Katey:

Twitter: @kateywrites

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Twitter: @brilliant_labs

Facebook: /brilliantlabslabosbrillants

Instagram: brilliant.labs

Circle Packing

3 years ago

Welcome to an exploration of algorithmic art. In this Digital Skill, students will use Scratch to create an abstract piece of art that is created by code. We call this algorithmic art since your art piece will be created by an algorithm - or a set of rules. For instance can you create a Circle Packing algorithm in Scratch such that a series of circles randomly appear but never touch or overlap?

Students will want to check out our Circle Packing sample here - feel free to remix it and make it your own.

Here is an introduction to Scratch coding with Wylie Butler.

Bienvenue à une exploration d'art algorithmique. Dans cette compétence numérique, utilisez Scratch pour créer une œuvre d'art abstraite à partir d'un code. Cette technique s'appelle de l'art algorithmique, car votre œuvre d'art est créée par un algorithme - ou un ensemble de règles. Pouvez-vous créer un algorithme dans Scratch de telle sorte qu'une série de cercles apparaissent aléatoirement mais ne se touchent ou ne se chevauchent jamais?

Consulter notre exemple de "Cercles Enchâssés” ici - n'hésitez pas à le remixer et à vous l'approprier.

De plus, Labos Créatifs propose une série de vidéos d'introduction à Scratch que vous pouvez utiliser pour commencer.