John Underkoffler Posts

Curiosity through Curation

A new term I came to know although have been using it without knowing in school presentations.  Just as a `curator’ oversees or supervises or manages curation is the process of putting something together even if we have not created it.

Curating for tinkering with electronics and robotics for students with little or no prior knowledge of same meant creating a flow as to why electronics and robotics is important for all and what is there in the future for all of us in the next few decades. This was for my benefit as well as it helped keep my center point while talking and explaining to students. Curating also ensures that the curator learns the most because while trying to put together content for explaining to others one must be clear and understand what one is presenting.

For curating relevant and understandable context I have had to watch, read and listen to 10x content and much of it I rejected either on account of duplication or too complex or not-so-connected to main point or time limit of session.

Curating content for IOT- Internet of things was an eye opener. Videos, white papers and educative explanations from computer and technology companies are very interesting.

Some of the must watch videos (top few)  and concept papers to read – I am placing the list here with links for those who are keen to know why technology is important, what is already happening or beginning to happen and how will it affect us.  Happy watching and learning!