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AR Girls Fall Showcase
October 12, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PMFree
Come celebrate AR Girls at the Fall Showcase event! The event will feature a brief presentation from the girls about their experiences and then an opportunity for folks from the community to play the games the girls created.
AR GIRLS FALL SHOWCASE
Saturday, October 12th
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
AR Girls is a NSF funded research project designed to support teenage girls with an interest in art to develop science communication skills through digital interactive art. Working with project partners from the University of Maryland, Harvard Graduate School of Education, University of Oregon and the University of Wisconsin, MMSA will design a program for 16 girls ages 12-16 to create an Augmented Reality (AR) place-based tour about a science topic relevant to the local community. The experience will be designed using the ARIS software. The pilot program began summer of 2018 right here at Waterfall Arts.
What do the AR Girls do:
The program begins with a 2-week summer intensive and continues through the fall with weekly meetings when the girls will plan a showcase of their AR experience, then continue to meet and practice ways to take their new skills and connections out into the world, as design professionals would do in their careers. This project aims to identify and explore ways to support teen girls’ interest in science and open new career pathways.
The AR Girls program consists of:
- 2-week daylong summer workshop
- Two virtual meetings and two in-person meetings each month in September and October
- Community showcase event in the Fall (plus a celebratory day together!)