Code Next : Cultural Resonation

Cultural Resonation is the underlying philosophy and energy that informs all aspects of our work. Code Next (CN) is a Media Lab collaboration with Google. The goal of Code Next is to inspire a new generation of computer scientists, innovators, and inventors, and to promote their emergence from the underserved 8-12th grade Black and Latino populations. Code Next launched in 2015, and in 2016 opened pilot laboratories in New York City and in Oakland.
Our Curricula and Experiential Learning Activities focus on introductory and advanced coding, the design process, fabrication, digital music, interactive media, game design, computational and physical design, mechanical and electrical engineering. Our pedagogy and methodology combine Cultural Resonation with Coding and Making in a laboratory environment. We also teach technology to parents, and mathematics, leadership, and college preparation to our students.
Going forward, we will continue to collaborate with Google on Code Next. Additionally, we will continue to collaborate with a select group of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to fuel the ongoing develop… View full description

Cultural Resonation is the underlying philosophy and energy that informs all aspects of our work. Code Next (CN) is a Media Lab collaboration with Google. The goal of Code Next is to inspire a new generation of computer scientists, innovators, and inventors, and to promote their emergence from the underserved 8-12th grade Black and Latino populations. Code Next launched in 2015, and in 2016 opened pilot laboratories in New York City and in Oakland.
Our Curricula and Experiential Learning Activities focus on introductory and advanced coding, the design process, fabrication, digital music, interactive media, game design, computational and physical design, mechanical and electrical engineering. Our pedagogy and methodology combine Cultural Resonation with Coding and Making in a laboratory environment. We also teach technology to parents, and mathematics, leadership, and college preparation to our students.
Going forward, we will continue to collaborate with Google on Code Next. Additionally, we will continue to collaborate with a select group of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to fuel the ongoing development of their Innovation Centers (iCenters). Presently, we are developing new Code Next projects, additional Innovation Centers for the HBCUs and in foreign countries, and new film and television projects.

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