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Living Library: Blank Pages

Lindsay JonesComment

Before one can put pen to paper, they need some paper!  Tuesday is our first full day of building after the initial planning stage. It's really exciting because there is so much to do and structures materialize quickly.  These structures will become the bases that we get to tinker onto, and inside of, and around, and with the rest of the week!

Every work session starts with a short discussion on the goals for those couple hours.  It is really helpful to not only have a basic structure to tinker with, but also a basic structure on how to tinker with a group.

Upside-Down House feedback loop and wall designs!

Upside-Down House feedback loop and wall designs!

With solid plans each group launched into the day:

Accomplishing tasks on the Homework Machine checklist.

Accomplishing tasks on the Homework Machine checklist.

Homework Machine assembles a frame and desk.

Homework Machine assembles a frame and desk.

The desk emerges!

The desk emerges!

Pop-Up team frames some pages.

Pop-Up team frames some pages.

The other half of Pop-Up team experiments with paper popping.

The other half of Pop-Up team experiments with paper popping.

Pop-Up pages are sheathed so that we have a surface to attach pop-ups to.

Pop-Up pages are sheathed so that we have a surface to attach pop-ups to.

Abe uses clamps and a square to make sure this corner is 90 degrees.

Abe uses clamps and a square to make sure this corner is 90 degrees.

Travis and Atish help frame an Upside-Down wall.

Travis and Atish help frame an Upside-Down wall.

By the afternoon there are several Upside-Down walls ready to be assembled into a cube, a Homework Machine frame with desk and chair, and two Pop-Up pages with several prototype paper pop-ups ready to be created in wood!!!


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