Our fifth and final week began with a day of activities organized by the Octavia Project Fellows. They kept us busy with Rememberlution jars, games, lanyards, and LOTS of karaoke! We spent the next few days working hard to craft our digital portfolios using WordPress. To close out the summer, we invited our friends and families to join us for … Continue reading Our 2019 Portfolio Showcase & final week
Our 2019 Summer Institute is off and running, bursting at the seams with 22 participants! Week one was busy with biomimicry, book-binding, Octavia Butler, and lots of community building. Our first guest teacher, artist Miatta Kawinzi, led us in a day of speculative design. In week two, we extracted DNA with scientist and writer Ekaterina Sedia. We embodied urban planning … Continue reading Community building, biology, urban planning & more!
Our last week at the Octavia Project was busier than ever, and we want to tell you all about it! We welcomed two more guest teachers, artist Miatta Kawinzi and literary agent Sarah Bolling... ... and we got outside to enjoy the summer weather for Field Day, a day organized by the Octavia Project Fellows. The … Continue reading Our Last Week & 2018 Portfolio Showcase!
We're more than halfway through Summer 2018 at the Octavia Project, and it's been flying by! These last few weeks have been full of coding, world-building, and art--and we're excited to share it all with you now. Using the program Twine and HTML, we started coding story-based games. We got some help from guest teacher, Brooklyn-based product designer, Amélie Lamont. Then … Continue reading Another two weeks of building, coding, imagining!
Welcome to the start of a new summer at the Octavia Project! We're excited to give you a taste of all the art-making, science, writing, and community-building that's happened in our first two weeks! At Orientation, we created our community contract, then made our own journals and inscribed them with personal affirmations (just like Octavia Butler did)! … Continue reading The Start of An Amazing Summer!