My name is Steve Ciampaglia and I am an Asst Prof of Art + Design Education at Northern Illinois University. I am in the process of developing a curriculum for the middle and secondary art classroom, rooted in Art + Technology practice, featuring PicoCrickets, Scratch, Stencyl, Processing, CMU's Hummingbird, littleBits, Squishy Circuits, and Modkit/Arduino/Lillypads as the centerpieces.
Along with Kerry Richardson, Adjunct Asst Prof of Film, Video, and New
Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, I am the co-founder
and co-director of The Plug-In Studio (http://pluginstudio.net/), an
autonomous, self-contained, and entirely portable Art + Technology
classroom that brings technology-based art-making to underserved children
and teens in community learning sites in Chicago. We bring netbooks loaded
with Scratch, PicoCrickets, littleBits, teachers, and curriculum, and simply plug into the existing physical sites of our community partners in order to
provide free/low cost after school Art + Tech classes.
Nice to meet all of you.