Category: Kids

Electronic type, past and future

Hail and farewell for now, Mike Parker 1929-2014! (obituary)  I met you in the 1980s. You visited Chicago Aerial Survey when you were working on better typography for maps. Thanks for your good work on behalf of readable electronic documents! Welcome to Savir Mirchanandi and his mentor Peter Pinko. Pittsburgh middle-schooler Mirchanandi figured out why the Garamond typeface looks slightly… Read more →

Animation and Imagination for Kids

Jarrett J Krosoczka, the author of the Lunch Lady books, gave a great talk about creativity. The Boyz Club guys love making stop-motion videos. We’re using an iPhone with the Frameographer app. It’s cheap but not free, and it works well. Here are a couple of videos made that way: I’m thinking about showing them the Scratch computer-animation (programming) setup… Read more →