This week I’ll start! I couldn’t wait to take some time for this tinkering activity!
These LCL days my desk is crowded by post-its and I love the simplicity and colorfulness of this material, so I decided to use it for a quick exploration.
I had no idea on what to do (and not much time) so I started by folding a post-it in two, and trying to make it stand in different configurations. After being a table, then a bookshelf, my first purple post-it became in my mind a building, and I started making a city. It was amazing when I realized that I could leverage the post-it glue to connect two or more post-it together and make the building taller, it was my first post-it skyscraper! I said: here is the Boston skyline!
When @shruti saw me tinkering, she jumped in! As she saw a yellow post-it laying down horizontally, she suggested that could be an house, and with more of them we could create a suburb! So I quickly added more, and suddenly it was pretty clear that we were building Cambridge, the town where MIT is located.
We only needed… the Charles River in between! So I ran to get some blue post-its, and while I was laying down the last post-it for the river, a surprise came from @Lily: she added the final touch - a wonderful post-it boat!
Here is our first not-finished-yet post-it city-landscape:
If I had more time I would definitely experiment with… so many things! I’d be interested in finding new ways to use the glue behind them, or maybe… yes! Building a bridge! I don’t have an idea of how to do it, but I’m sure that with some more time and tinkering I would be able to blow my mind… again!
I can’t wait to read all about your tinkering explorations!