“The OCTA-TETRA Museum”
The OCTA-TETRA Museum is my “pay-it-forward” project whose goal is to have an educational impact on the young people of San Antonio. Here are some excerpts from my “Museum Flyer” (email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy)
1) To inspire future architects, engineers, designers, artists, and mathematicians to pursue educations and careers in those fields.
2) To advance the understanding that the above-named fields of endeavor are not mutually exclusive; but rather that they may overlap significantly.
3) To celebrate creativity in all of the arts.
Students: If you come by at a time when I am not too busy with other visitors, I would be happy to help you with your math homework - - - arithmetic through pre-calculus.
Browse through the “OCTA-TETRA Files”, a chronology of my OCTA-TETRA adventure, and also a treasure trove of material on art, architecture, engineering, and all the creative arts.
Take part in Hands-On activities building OCTA-TETRA and Modular Origami models
So one facet of the project is the people coming to the Museum, and another is my going out into the community to do presentations and workshops. One of my recent visitors gave me the ultimate compliment by saying, “You are like Mr. Magorium and this place is like ‘Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium’” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8Y6NRrSdT8). The magic only happens when there are kids in there.
Funded by San Antonio, TX (June 2014)