Polymathy values different ways of learning, knowing, and being, ranging from the written word to various modes of embodiment and creative practice. A new initiative of the Academy, the Polymathic Lab will extend our integrative learning to the tactile and the sensory, offering a space for experimentation, play, and creative expression. To kick us off, Academy Director Tara McPherson and Associate Director Curtis Fletcher will lead a workshop on the open-source platform Scalar, a multimedia authoring environment developed by McPherson, Fletcher, and their colleagues. The session will introduce the platform, showcase the various ways it has been used to create online publications, exhibits, and games, and lead students through a hands-on workshop on using Scalar for making various types of projects.
Please bring an internet-ready laptop to the workshop. (An iPad will also work, but laptops are often easier to work with.)
And, yes, there will be pizza!
To rsvp for this event, email Curtis Fletcher at email@example.com