Play Session: Captain Curiosity vs the Filter Bubble or How to Find a Haystack When There’s a Needle in It

One challenge to guiding students through the research process is the focus on finding an answer – any answer – as quickly and efficiently as possible. Good ideas and new insights get tossed aside and trampled in the process. Rich sources and complex ideas don’t stand a chance against their leaner, narrower competitors. In this session, participants are invited to find tools, sites, or physical objects with the purpose of inspiring curiosity and exploration. You may think up brain-teasers to thwart simple google searches, play with novel ways of turning searches inside-out and backwards, or think up ways to ask questions or create games that outsmart our usual habit of beating a path to the most obvious solution.

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