A project near and dear to me is back. Coming May 1 to 3 is The Deconstruction!
From my pal Jason Naumoff, co-founder of New Creatures, the group hosting the event:
The Deconstruction is open to artists, makers, creators, students, parents, and everyone, everywhere.
Over the course of the event weekend, create something new that reimagines the idea of distance. The results can be a game, a piece of art, an invention, a song, a solution, a poem, a pizza. Really just about anything goes.
It can be fun, it can be serious, it can be both those things.
Just come up with an idea and give it a go. If it works, great. If it doesn’t, even better!
He also shared that they're hoping middle and high school students, as well as parents and their younger kids, will get involved this year. And why not? Talk about a great teaching moment during this time of being sheltered in place.
He writes, "It’s been a ton of work in not much time, as always, but it should be a lot of fun" and that the "un-competition mindset still stands, but this year the 'awards' winners will win a cash donation to a COVID-19 relief organization of their choosing."
One of the projects from the last Deconstruction in 2016 was this complicated, multi-state Rube Goldberg machine.