Mobile City Science

May 18, 2017

Presenting Mobile City Science at Cyberlearning 2017

Blog post by Deborah Silvis, RA Reflecting on “What’s Next” for Cyberlearning Last month I accompanied Mobile City Science PI, Katie Headrick Taylor and Co-PI Andres Henriquez to Washington, DC to present at Cyberlearning 2017 and share information about MCS and our progress on the project so far. The Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL) 2017 Meeting…


April 25, 2017

Reflections from Remi, Part 4

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts authored by Remi Kalir, External Evaluator of the Mobile City Science project, and the first about MCS programming facilitated by the New York Hall of Science in Corona, Queens. Read Remi’s previous entries (here and here) about the Digital Youth Network facilitating MCS in Bronzeville,…


March 20, 2017

Reflections from Remi, Part 3

Summary of MCS in Bronzeville

This is the third in a series of blog posts authored by Remi Kalir, External Evaluator of the Mobile City Science project. For previous entries, see Remi’s first and second posts to the MCS Counter Mobilities Blog. MCS and Design Charrettes Young people’s participation in Mobile City Science (MCS) is organized around three broad sets…


March 15, 2017

Dear Soon-to-be Mobile City Science Implementer

I know what you’re thinking… You don’t have time to read this; you’re busy prepping to launch your own MCS program! You’re gathering drawing utensils for the Free Recall Drawings. You’re charging the Garmins. You’re doing one more neighborhood walk to find that final Walking Audit stop. Trust me, I get it. But I want…


January 17, 2017

How to Prepare: What MCS Facilitators Need to Do/Know About the Area Before Implementing PART I

Blog post by Katie Headrick Taylor, PI & Deborah Silvis, RA   Mobile City Science has been successfully implemented in Chicago by the Digital Youth Network. As our larger group thinks about what it will take to implement in New York, we have developed an essential list of facilitator preparation for the New York Hall…


January 3, 2017

Reflections from Remi, Part 2

This is the second in a series of blog posts authored by Remi Kalir, External Evaluator of the Mobile City Science project. The first post – which provides context about MCS and Remi’s role, as well as some guiding questions about project implementation – can be read here. A big thank you to DYN staff…


November 18, 2016

Reflections from Remi, Part 1

                    This is the first in a series of blog posts authored by Remi Kalir, External Evaluator of the Mobile City Science project, to communicate project progress and reflect upon related questions of design, learning, mobility, and place.   This post is my first public contribution…


October 31, 2016

Reflection on Mobile City Science Seattle Training

Connecting lines Catherine: We need to go in a straight line BEHIND the bus. Tene: You mean, BEHIND this bus? Catherine: Yes (pointing with the Garmin). Tene: Okay, I see what you’re saying. Catherine: And hopefully that will intersect the street? [They clarify again which direction they need to go] Tene: Let’s try it. Catherine: Who…