Hebocon Finland 2020: a playful approach to making and robotics

Hebocon is a robot competition that encourages people with no robot building skills to create their own robots.
Hebocon event, people performing and watching the performance
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Join us for Hebocon Finland 2020 and a co-design workshop on making, addressed especially to people working at public libraries and civic centers with an interest in designing maker culture activities for young people at risk of social exclusion. The event is open to public.

The participants will be introduced to Hebocon, an alternative participation format that celebrates failure and Do It Yourself culture with a playful approach. After taking part in the Hebocon crappy robot battle, participants will take part in a discussion session to co-design activities that support participation of young people who are at risk of social exclusion.

This workshop is part of a research exploring how to support science learning outside the classroom amongst minority groups in science education. It pays special attention to young people who are at risk of social exclusion. For this, the background of the people attending the workshop and their interventions during the workshop will be documented through video and text.

The co-design workshop is part of SySTEM 2020, a project funded by the European Union for connecting science learning outside the classroom. Hebocon Finland 2020 is organized by Associate Professor in New Media Teemu Leinonen and researcher Eva Durall from Aalto University Legroup research group in collaboration with the visiting researcher Kiyoshi Suganuma from the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media.

Hebocon Finland 2020 robot battles will take place at the Iso Omena stage starting at 1 pm.

Please register here.

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LeGroup, Learning Environments Research Group

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