STEMarts Lab has partnered with The PASEO a festival dedicated to bringing the art of installation, performance and projection to the streets of Taos, New Mexico. The PASEO creates a new platform for the public display of art within the Taos Historic District.

STEMarts Lab@The PASEO youth program is a series of experimental Labs that allow students to collaborate with the interdisciplinary PASEO artists exploring STEM (Science, technology, engineering, math) in their art. In these Lab sessions students learn valuable STEM skills through creative expression, innovation and collaboration.

Our goal is to bring a PASEO artist into every middle/high school in Taos County. We select PASEO ‘new media’ artists who are engaged in creative hybridization of cutting-edge technologies, art and science, and who love to share their process with students. Each artist introduces a unique and innovative use of art, science and technology. Students then perform/install their work live at The PASEO event along with their host artist.

To enhance the STEAM component, we encourage art and science teachers from each school to spearhead the project, integrating the STEM and arts into their school curriculum. Teacher and students work with the artist up to one week prior and then perform/install their work live at The PASEO event along with their host artist.This real-world collaboration exposes students to cutting edge technologies, critical thinking, creativity and innovation, building valuable 21st century skills.

We believe that the challenge and potential of STEAM education in the future is for all students, especially in rural areas like Taos, to have access to the latest technologies and 21st century thinking. The PASEO is the perfect platform for students to use these tools to play, explore and imagine a better world.

Below is example from the Paseo 2015  artists and their STEMarts Labs.

NETTRICE GASKINS
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NETTRICE GASKINS

TAOS ACADEMY + OO-OONAH ART: Electrofunk Mixtape: A Virtual Sounding Space
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By using the human senses of touch, sight and hearing, Electrofunk Mixtape uses physical computing and visual imagery to layer conflicting rhythms and effects on top of physical objects such as walls to create complicated sound and image patterns.
VANESSA RAMOS-VELASQUEZ
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VANESSA RAMOS-VELASQUEZ

TAOS CHARTER: The Aesthetics of Videomicrography
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Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez will demonstrate with a microscope the manipulation of substances and organic materials to give workshop participants an idea of the visual possibilities for live video creation.
CHiKA
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CHIKA

TISA: Mappathon: Video Mapping Marathon
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Mappathon© is a short term and innovative workshop where students will learn the latest pro-jection mapping technologies.
KYLE EVANS
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KYLE EVANS

TAOS HIGH: DIY Video Transmission Workshop Performance
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Workshop students explore the performative possibilities of real-time video and sound transmission through the artistic application of DIY electronics.
ANDREA POLLI
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ANDREA POLLI

QUESTA HIGH + ROOTS & WINGS: Solar Powered Village
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The "Solar-Powered Village" brings Taos County youth and UNM students together to engage with local energy topics.
DEREK HOLZER
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DEREK HOLZER

VISTA GRANDE: DIY Soundbox
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This hands-on workshop is ideal for those with no previous experience with electronics, but with a deep interest and curiosity in producing and exploring experimental sounds.
ABBEY HEPNER
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ABBEY HEPNER

ANANSI: Biolumenescent Algae Installation
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This workshop introduces the science of bioluminescence and how biological organisms can be self-energizing, responsive and act as biological sensors to environmental conditions.
RUBEN OLGUIN
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RUBEN OLGUIN

TAOS WALDORF: Earthen Vibrations
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Hands on demonstration of earth materials for adobe sculptures, examining their mineral content and geologic origins.

Electrofunk Mixtape: A Virtual Sounding Space | 3-day summer Lab

Artist: Nettrice Gaskins, School: Taos Academy and Oo-oo nah Art School, Taos Pueblo Facilitator: Karin Moulton, Preview event: 6 August. Student performance: 25 & 26 September, ongoing

Site: Stone House (in front of Taos Inn)

Exploring the Aesthetics of Videomicrography | 2-day Lab

Artist: Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez School: Taos Charter School Facilitator: Katie Woodall and Nat Evans. Student performance: 25 September, at dusk

Site: Presbyterian Church, Paseo de Peralta Norte

DIY Soundbox | 2-day Lab

Artist: Derek Holzer, School: Vista Grande High School Facilitators: Nan Burton and Mark Barela Student performance: 26 September (1, 2 ,3 pm-15 minute shows)

Site: Coronado Hall, Civic Plaza Drive

Biolumenescent Algae Installation | 1-day Lab

Artist: Abbey Hepner School: Anansi Middle School Facilitator: Elsbeth Atencio Installation: 25 & 26 September, ongoing

Site: Kit Carson Park

Mappathon: Video Mapping Marathon | 3-day Lab

Artist: CHiKA School: Taos Integrated School of Arts (TISA) Facilitator: Megan Avina Bowers Student installation: 25 & 26 September, ongoing

Site: Coldwell Banker, Parking Lot (Corner of Civic Plza Drive and Paseo De Peralta Norte)

Earthen Vibrations | 3-day Lab

Artist: Ruben Olguin School: Taos Waldorf School Facilitator: Beth Kreiger-Fritsh. Student installation: 25 & 26 September, ongoing

Site: Guadalupe Church parking lot (Behind Parish Office)

Solar Powered Village | 2-day Lab

Artist: Andrea Polli School: Questa High School: Erika Zito. Student installation: 26 September 1-6pm

Site: Plaza Kiosk, Taos Plaza

DIY Video Transmission Workshop Performance | 1-day Lab

Artist: Kyle Evans School: Taos High School Facilitator: Facilitator: Stephanie Johnstone and Paula Martinez. Student installation: 25 & 26 September, at dusk

Site: John Dunn Street (Bent Street)

 

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