Curriculum Development for IMP Labs program
As soon as the IMP Labs were established I proposed the following teaching and learning research project, Interactive Media and Performance Curriculum Creation and Research Development. Part of the background research was heading to New York and the DJ Academy of Scratch. There I was taught beatmaking and DJing skills by a crew of famous and talented folks. Following this field trip I took some more classes at the Scratch Lab in Toronto. From these different experiences I was able to figure out what made the most sense for the physical space of my IMP Labs and facilitating workshops and collaborative play. As the IMP Labs Community Hours and Workshop program evolved, and I understood more and more of what was needed by the communities, organizations, and publics who wanted to collaborate, the development of IMP Labs curriculum grew and has always been open to evolving as needed. This is one of the great joys of community-based programming and collaboration!