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Session C : Middles – Epilog

2014 Session C - MiddlesJoshua RothhaasComment

IMG 3245 With a set of totally inappropriate materials including 2x3, bolts, and bungee chords, this crew of 11-13 year olds and a crew of entirely non-technical collaborators took on the abstract problem of creating vehicles with working suspension systems. At the beginning of the week Josh went off to draw a bunch of suggestion and ideas on how it might be done, and by the time he came back each team had come up with idea's that where better and more coherent than any he had come up with. This trend continued all week as the kids invented, worked and created. They bonded over a combination of tough problems, card games, and intense games of tags. We played on the beach, we played with fire, we played with abstract problems.

Eventually we rolled on road and off road.

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Read more of the week below. Check out the photos of the week on our flickr.

Day 1 - Explorations

Day 2 - Problem Solvers

Day 3 - Camaraderie

Day 4 - Beach Madness

Day 5 - Trials and Errors

Day 6 - Playful Determination

Day 6 & 7 - Playing and Showing Off

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