Established in 2006, NEXMAP began as a research and production platform for exploring artistic practice and traditional forms of mastery in response to the advent of digital tools. Recognizing the unique power of art and technology to support new ways of thinking, and seeing a tremendous need to develop the next generation of learners and creators motivated by a sense of radical inquiry, NEXMAP shifted in 2013 to focus on education, equity, and interdisciplinary learning in a connected world.
NEXMAP builds future-ready teachers and learners at the intersection literacy, technology, craft, and open data. The work champions transformational hands-on learning, introductory electronics, and civic engagement, allowing learners to explore circuit craft as a scaffold for using local data to build essential literacies that connect them to each other and their communities.
Focused on leadership development and the use of public data as part of an emerging civic infrastructure for teaching and learning, Hack Your Notebook and Open Data/Open Minds present paper and electronics as a learning platform for educators in and out-of-school that targets engineering, storytelling, physical computing, and data literacy.
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