With Sharri Zamore

July 22 - 26, 2019

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What exists outside of our five senses? Our senses allow us to perceive the world, and also play a role in learning. But, as our use of electronics grows, so does our awareness of other signals undetectable to these five senses. Electronics, such as mobile devices, satellites, and biofeedback devices are capable of detecting and transmitting otherwise undetectable signals (both external and internal) and translate them into visual, audio or tactile signals that we can perceive. The application of extrasensory input can facilitate learning and bring device use to more diverse audiences.

We will discuss how we use and learn with our senses, and impacts of extrasensory input on our learning abilities. Then, working as a team, we will design and create a device that can detect signals we cannot, in order to improve performance in a learning task. 

Who is this workshop for?
People curious about exploring the hidden world around them. Experience with electronics fabrication and Arduino programming a plus, but not required.

What should participants bring?
A laptop, if possible.

About the Instructor

Sharri Zamore is a neuroengineer* and hoop dancer who is invested in STEM education using  informative technology that the public can explore as a way to teach scientific concepts.
*The use of technological devices to explore or augment sensory perception or neural processing.

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