exploring the village with malachy is fun.
also the extra clip of the wild prospect park dinosour
It was Election Day and several members of our team did not come in. It was also pouring rain, and so, we went to the Museum of Math and spent literally hours attempting to figure out the mathematics of shooting a basketball out of a cannon to score a basket.
Zombies search Brooklyn for Maaaarbles. again. Credits in the video.
Today we discussed more about land ownership and decided to head out to some abandoned train tracks in Long Island City. What I love about the tracks is that they are right next to some massive skyscrapers that are going up in the area, and so, there is an amazing contrast of what was New York City and the gentrification that is quickly spreading. On our way home I gave some more challenges (e.g. James proposing to a Halloween ghost display).
We started out the day at the Brooklyn Museum. When we discovered it was closed (despite what Google Maps told us before making the walk over), we decided to play hide and seek for a bit outside. I also gave them some challenges (e.g. Mateo had to “shovel” the sidewalk). We then headed off to the village to work more on individual houses and to make some furniture (e.g. James made a nice chair with a holder for his shovel). We also discovered some unused telephone booths (like Sophie Calle’s!) on the third floor of the library and checked our geocache.
when these zombies are on the loose protect your marbles! this comedy is about zombies that forget what they are supposed to eat! so they eat marbles. (more marble zombies movies coming soon. also the editor is cool.)
Today we focused on building homes in The Village. We went to an art supply store and a hardware store to get paint, wood, a shovel, a saw, etc. We also found objects on the street. We built a “Town Hall” and started on a storage shed and personal homes for the team. I also started out the day discussing land ownership and discussing J. J. Rousseau’s Discourse on Inequality and the idea of the absurdity of land ownership.
Today we settled in to making The Village our chosen public space to embrace as our own (the initial assignment I gave to the group based on Sophie Calle’s Gotham Handbook assignment). We also made some fake advertisements, created some Push Pocket Art (art to secretly donate to strangers), and found some geocaches.
BK TV’s second video, the water joke challenge.
Today we created our own Geocache, looked for two other geocaches and found one successfully, visited a toy store and M’s little brother at school.