The Dog Distractor, the Homeless Helper, the Imagine Brush and the Peppermint Snowman are inventions dreamed up by Bloomington fourth-graders and brought to life by students from IU and the Hoosier Hills Career Center. Media School students documented the collaboration.
Fourth-graders across the Monroe County Community School Corporation competed in the MyMachine Challenge, which asked students to invent a “dream machine” and create a prototype. Students in Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design senior lecturer Jon Racek’s Intensive Seminar in Comprehensive Design class refined four of the designs and created more sophisticated prototypes, and Hoosier Hills Career Center students built the machines. Students in senior lecturer Susanne Schwibs’ Advanced Documentary Production Workshop created documentaries about the projects.