We wanted to develop a technology that allowed hardworking rural farmers to earn more from their labor and allowed families without a refrigerator in their homes to lose less money on wasted food.”
In part one of our series, we learned that Jeremy Fryer-Biggs’ path to Evaptainers has been one heavily influenced not only by his creativity, curiosity, altruism, and entrepreneurial spirit, but also dyslexia. He’s overcome the challenges of a learning “disorder” to succeed as an inventor, designer, maker, engineer, artist, and sustainability champion, not to mention a certified Mythbuster!
We hope Jeremy’s story offers … READ MORE
From commercials to feature films, like Fantastic Beasts, Everest, and Star Wars, Jason Ewart is a talented yet modest artist who captures and creates iconic moments in moving art forms. As a successful professional artist, Jason gives us a glimpse through his lens to see what it’s like to be a Hollywood cameraman.
“Becoming a good camera and Steadicam operator requires three things: practice, determination, and patience. It takes years to become good at it and you never stop learning. But the only way to get better is to do as much of it as you
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Storytelling with Industrial Light & Magic’s Tim Alexander
Originally posted on May 4, 2017
When the first Star Wars film (Episode IV: A New Hope), hit theaters in 1977, it was an instant hit. With a budget of just $11 million, this simple story of good versus evil brought science fiction into the mainstream with a box office blowout of over $775 million. So, what made this new space epic so popular? Three simple elements: great story, a strong supporting cast, and unbelievable special and visual effects like nobody had seen before.
Forty years, (currently) eight movies, countless … READ MORE
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning.”
– Mr. Rogers
Every year, toy and game companies spend small fortunes researching, testing and retesting kids to better understand their play habits in the hopes of finding and creating the next big thing. That cool new toy that every kid must have. Or the amazing new game that everyone is talking about. But leave it to two young inventors to do it on their first try!
Meet Olivia Wasilewski and Bryanna Siewers, fifth graders from Palos … READ MORE
National Geographic Kids Daily Planner Helps Busy Kids
Get Creative and Organized in a New Old-Fashioned Way
Now that my Nerds are back to school, everyone’s hectic schedule has gotten even more so. Managing my girls’ Tae Kwon Do schedules was tough enough over the mostly relaxing summer. With the fall session in full swing, we’ve now added soccer practices and games, PTA meetings, choir performances, ice cream socials, fall festivals, field trip/permission slip deadlines, birthday parties, play dates, Brownies and Girls Scouts, ad infinitum.
For my rising 3rd and 5th graders, that’s a lot to keep up with … READ MORE
Taking Story-Telling and Origami to a Whole New Level
“I think everyone is born an artist – we just forget it or lose confidence as we get older because we think we aren’t good enough. Kids don’t have those art hang-ups. I envy them!”
– Matthew Reinhart
Even before they get to preschool or elementary art class, our kids have explored and expressed their creativity through paper. They’ve feverishly scribbled with crayons into coloring books (and, sometimes, onto walls, furniture, and family pets), made collages with construction paper, and dipped curious fingers into paints to turn blank sheets … READ MORE