Welcome to ACMA's Maker Open House and Stoicheia [ELEMENTS] Reception!
In celebration of Teen Tech Week, and in honor of International Women's Day, Arts and Communication Magnet Academy Maker Club, in collaboration with Lumina Lab and the Intel Innovators Program, presents a Maker Open House and Opening Reception for Stoicheia [ELEMENTS] on Thursday, March 9 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm in the foyer of ACMA's Performing Arts Center.
This is an all-ages event, open to the public, with a focus on inspiring and encouraging children, teens, and women to explore their interests in STEM and the arts! The Beaverton School District's Future Bus will greet attendees at the entrance of the Performing Arts Center. In addition to Stoicheia [ELEMENTS] and the Future Bus, there will be hands-on demonstrations of hardware and LED objects, multiple STEM-related exploration stations, and art activities. Light snacks will also be provided. Bring the family!
Stoicheia [ELEMENTS] by Lilli Szafranski and Jesse Banks of Lumina Lab is an homage to Earth’s earliest thinkers, Plato and Euclid, merging modern technology with the very foundations of mathematics, and dedicating it to the culture from which modern academia was born. A perfect dodecahedron, each side depicts the iconography of one of the Twelve Olympians, the major deities of the Greek pantheon. Stoicheiais, at its core, one of the five Platonic Solids, elemental shapes prominent in the philosophies of Plato and further described in the most famous books in all of mathematics, Euclid’s “Elements.” Whimsical images, centered in a stained-glass rosary design, remain static and unchanging, while 2,000+ LEDs continuously morph and change, making every moment unique. Vibrantly-colored digital stained-glass, Stoicheia combines classic antiquity with the state-of-the-art technology through the common thread of mathematics and geometry.