CMK Day 3: From exhaustion to success

I woke up way too early, thinking about my project. I basically finished but am working to make it faster and better. I also conceived a new project and I might work on that today as well.

I like my project but, as I said yesterday during reflection, I sort of feel like I didn’t push myself far enough. Another CS teacher said the same thing. What do you do when you are at least moderately familiar with everything at a conference. If I’d wanted to truly ho beyond my comfort zone, I would have done more with electronics or woodworking. But my goal wasn’t to go outside my comfort zone. It was to work with data and art.

And when people have seen what I’ve done, they’re impressed. Somebody just told me I could make a whole class out of my project. And I think that’s exactly what I’m going to do!

Here’s the video of my project:

Weather Data as Art from CMK 2014 on Vimeo.

4 thoughts on “CMK Day 3: From exhaustion to success”

  1. Laura, it was great to meet you and spend some time with you. I was impressed with your kindness and your coding. I think tinkering with data and art is a powerful tool for learning more than just coding. I think it makes you look at information in entirely new ways, and your project got me thinking too… thanks!

  2. I loved it! It was like a hackathon. I basically coded for 72 hours straight–almost. When do you ever have time for that?!

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