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Go down the rabbit hole with Wondermind

Abstract

Wondermind is a suite of interactivities about art and neuroscience that includes games, interactive films and opportunities for discussion and debate. Aimed at 8-12s who may not normally engage with biomedical science, the project introduces key neuroscience concepts in brain development, illustrating them with works from the Tate collection and images inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

Wondermind was funded by the Wellcome Trust, the games developed by Preloaded, interactive films by Martin Percy and the science content by Dr. Michelle de Haan from UCL, with a large number of teams at Tate being involved to get the project live.

The demonstation will showcase the Wondermind experience and I will  talk about its production and development, with specific emphasis on creating content that is engaging for children, while presenting complex information and themes.  

Type: 

Demonstration - show your project

Authors

sharnajackson's picture
I have been the Tate Kids Editor since September 2007, where I have been fully responsible for the relaunch of the site. This has included creating the concept and overseeing the development of all content. I am also responsible for the Families website. Prior to this, I worked for an educational...