Geek Camp: Finish Day

Geek Camp Finish Day

Finish Day is an event where designers, coders and startup types come together and spend the day helping each other finish their projects. Geek Camp held our own Finish Day, resulting in over a dozen video projects. This is a report from the field. Continue reading

Geek Camp: Peeta and Petaflops

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The second day of Geek Camp is in the books. With 15 campers, three pets and at least one bum knee to manage this week, our carefully crafted schedule became more of a Disneyland map than a flight plan. Yet to come is a hacker space, comic book day, and a game involving alka seltzer and duct tape. In the meantime, here’s a report from the field. Continue reading

Geek Camp

Geek Camp 2013

Our family Geek Camp is a couple years old, originating as a way to kill some time while watching a friend’s kids for the week. We’re turning it up to eleven this year with a dozen-plus kids and multiple tracks for project work. The week of making, gaming and coding will be accompanied by daily articles on our progress. Continue reading

5 Things to Learn About Learning at TEDx

Last May, my community assembled about two dozen interesting people to share what they know on stage. The theme in Bloomington, Indiana’s Buskirk-Chumley theatre that day was “Wisdom of Play.” Speakers included a mix of local, regional and national speakers … Continue reading

The Collaboration Room: Where Geeks Create Art

At a brightly colored house on the west side of downtown Bloomington, Indiana, people are gutting stuffed bears, animating clay, and turning floor vents into fishing holes. What’s more, those responsible want to bring these activities to your town, too. … Continue reading