Art in Motion is a project-based curriculum designed to authentically integrate computer science into art classes. Utilizing local art museums and galleries, students select inspiration pieces as the basis for moving robotic sculptures made using the Hummingbird Robotics Kit and programmed in Scratch. Students design and create their robots using strategies and processes used for any art project: sketching, journaling, revision, peer critique, etc. This program helps students, who don’t normally see themselves as part of the computer science pipeline, broaden their view of themselves as potential coders.
Art in Motion Feature Story from Hello World Magazine
Tamara Pearson and Katie Henry integrated physical computing in art lessons to engage students who might not see themselves as computer scientists.
Written and published by Hello World Issue 9, July 2019, pages 34 and 35.