The Translation Business – Presented by Harm Hofmans, MU

The Translation Business – Presented by Harm Hofmans, MU, at the Creative Ring Sum-It, on October 23, at Designhuis in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The Creative Code stimulates children to code like an artist and offers teachers assistance and training in order to do so.

In order to close the gap between programming skills and creativity MU explored the world of primary and secondary schools and asked teachers what would help them the most in closing this gap.

The answer was simple: an easy to grasp line wherein programming skills and creativity would be logically build-up, step by step.

While we were doing so we acknowledged -together with the schools- the added value of ”the art approach”, wherein students were challenged to approach the world like an artist.

It made us reshape the line and develop a modulair set of elements that teachers can fit in their programmes in order to make complex theories, concepts and programming languages accessible to kids.

What drives you?

What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted Island?
Wifi, a walkman & winter-gloves.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Facial recognition, NFC, commongrounds, genetic programming, increased sensor-sensibility; too much to mention.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
I think eventually we have to (re)consider what makes us human.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
I think there are no real barriers, just hurdles and intersections. We can jump on the bandwagon and follow our travel guides, or imagine the future and start to create it ourselves.

What do you hope people to learn from your presentation?
It would be great if people remember: context is key, assumption is the shortest way to disappointment & everybody just wanna have fun.

About Harm Hofmans
Art. Education. Developer. Enthusiast.

About MU/ De Creatieve Code
MU is an explorative presentation platform that operates in a rich international network of creatives who define the liminal space between ‘what art is and what art can be’.

MU is curious for talent, and challenges talents to be curious.

About Creative Ring Sum-It!
In October 2018, during Dutch Design Week, Creative Ring organizes its first international Sum-It!

A one of a kind event, where creative communities find the tools to shape tomorrow’s urban narratives.

Sum-It! takes you beyond inspiration-by-example and provides you with actionable tools, ready to be implemented in your daily practice.

A must-attend for smart-city stakeholders & policy makers, digital innovators, community- and ecosystem builders, public libraries, grassroots initiatives.

The main event takes place on Tuesday 23 October, with a prelude on Monday 22 October and a business tour on Wednesday 24 October.

Sum-It! is a collaboration between Creative Ring, Stichting Cultuur Eindhoven and other relevant partners.

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