off the shelf: creative coding

(2015) Program Visioning, Program Management, Program Implementation

Off the shelf: creative coding was a two part engagement program that built on the existing partnership between The Cube and Brisbane City Council Library Services. The program responded to the Library's objective to develop digital fluency and digital entrepreneurship, amongst young learners and creatives. 

Part One, The Cube worked with a group of Grades 5 – 6 students from Watson Road State School, across a six-week period. The workshops took place within the school’s library, providing a platform for students to engage with ideas around the changing role of libraries. Students spoke with librarians, and interviewed their peers, teachers, and Principal, to collect ideas as to how others visioned the future of school libraries; each group synthesised and communicated these ideas to the broader school community, using littleBits as prototyping tools. Read an article about the program by Watson Road State School Deputy Principal.

Part Two, a group of emerging entrepreneurs and creative young women, learned how to apply digital technology to wearables with interactive designer, Jennifer Heng. 

Program collaborators Brisbane City Council Library Services, Watson Road State School, Asia Pacific Design Library, Christian McKenzie, Jennifer Heng, Elise Wilkinson, Leighann Ness Wilson.

Image and videographer Kate O'Sullivan. Courtesy of QUT Precincts.