Liza Stark

BACKGROUND: My way back background is in history and Russian Studies, but following undergrad I worked for an international ed nonprofit running in and afterschool programs for k-12 students in a bunch of schools all over NYC. I became really interested in using games for learning which is why I came to MFADT, then found soft circuits and physical computing which subsequently turned into an obsession. Currently I am running a few afterschool programs with elementary, middle, and high school students focused on soft circuits, everyday objects, and physical computing. For my thesis I am developed a toolkit using alternative/softer materials for students to explore electrical and basic computational concepts. Essentially paper boxes that talk to each other.

CLASS?: I am in this class to learn more about wireless communication and make fun things.

FAV TOY: Legos