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Mission Impossible - SF Day Camp, Week 5, Day 4

Mission Impossible (2017)Molly MansfieldComment

<<  T R A N S M I S S I O N  >>  27 JULY 2017

<< NOTICE TO AGENTS:

WE WATCHED YESTERDAY AND YOU SURPASSED YOUR COLLABORATION CHALLENGES WITH FLYING COLORS, TRAINEES! WE'VE ALSO NOTICED THAT YOUR TRAINING COURSE STRUCTURES ARE TAKING SHAPE. WITH TWO DAYS LEFT OF OUR MISSION, WILL YOU BE ABLE TO COMPLETE IT? CAN YOU USE YOUR TEAMWORK TO OVERCOME THE OBSTACLES IN FRONT OF YOU? TIME WILL TELL ...  >>

Yesterday the tinkerers did so well working as a team with silent project collaborators that they requested that project collaborators be silent again this morning! We didn't expect that! The projects continue to get bigger and bigger and will be beautiful decorative pieces. People have started to ask questions about what's going on in our building ... something about a secret mission? ... nonsense! Ignore any rumors you are hearing. We've told you before but we'll say it again: this is a TINKERING CAMP and nothing else!

In fact, today at morning circle we asked the tinkerers: "What is Tinkering?" and "Why do we Tinker?" The tinkerers wrote down their answers on pieces of paper so they can be shared with those who visit our building in the future. Here is a picture of our brainstorm session:

Each project team continues to build big! Here are slideshows of each of the three teams showing their teamwork and perseverance:

Slideshow of photos of the Up-and-Over Wall Team: (click, swipe or tap to scroll)

Slideshow of photos of the Laser Tunnel Team: (click, swipe or tap to scroll)

Slideshow of photos of the Cross-the-Lava-Flow Team: (click, swipe or tap to scroll)

The Cross-the-Lava-Flow Team tried an interesting way to encourage their teamwork this week. With Manny and Molly they discussed that people engage with a project and the design process in different ways: some people like to come up with a plan first by talking or drawing things out before building, and some people like to get busy arranging materials right away and can determine what to do best when they have materials in their hands. It can be hard for people with these different preferences to work together! The Lava team is a big group of people with different preferences so they tried forming sub-teams to work on parts of the project based on preferences. Two of the sub-teams were made up of self-selected design-first people and two sub-teams were made up of hands-on people. This was a fun experiment!

See additional photos of this week of Tinkering Day Camp SF on our Flickr album page!

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