Stemming from these interests, Evelyn develops creative-coding toolkits and is currently contributing to p5.js, a new web-flavor of Processing. She also worked as a research developer at the MIT Media Lab on the Scratch project, a visual creative-coding environment for children which has reached worldwide adoption as has been covered by the New York Times, BBC and WIRED. As a spin-off of Processing and Scratch, Evelyn created DesignBlocks to help artists and designers venture into creative coding through visual programming.
Evelyn received her BS and MEng degrees in Computer Science from MIT and her work has been shown in Providence and Boston.
Bring a laptop or tablet with a up-to-date web browser and text editor (for code). Please have these installed before arriving at the workshop. No programming experience required.
Applications to download in advance:
Looking for a code editor? We recommend Sublime Text http://www.sublimetext.com/2
The panel will explore how new media might augment education. We’ll focus on the properties of the medium, both good and bad: Can new, interactive media help us with traditional subjects like reading, writing, and math? Conversely, are there cases where pencil and paper are the best tools for learning programming? There will be plenty of time for a lively discussion sparked by the panelists' experiences and demos.