Creative Voice, Creative Writing, Create with Toys2Life (Week of July 27th)

$99.00

Creatives and Coders wanted! In this camp, students will learn to create and populate a large cast of non-player characters (characters not controlled by a player of a game) using Toys2Life, an artificial intelligence enabled platform that allow characters to talk to one another.

Students will learn to write character’s dialog lines and back stories, voice act the lines. Want to become a better writer, a better voice actor, connect with other creators, and create characters to contribute to the Toys2Life universe’s cast? Come join the creatives!

Age: 10~14

July 27th – July 31st, Monday ~ Friday

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Mountain Time

SKU: SUMMER-2020-TOY2LIFE-JULY-27 Category:

Description

Creatives and Coders wanted! In this camp, students will learn to create and populate a large cast of non-player characters (characters not controlled by a player of a game) using Toys2Life, an artificial intelligence enabled platform that allow characters to talk to one another.

Students will learn to write character’s dialog lines and back stories, voice act the lines. Want to become a better writer, a better voice actor, connect with other creators, and create characters to contribute to the Toys2Life universe’s cast? Come join the creatives!


 

Instructor

Isaac Davenport got his PhD in EE from CU in 1998 and has worked on dozens of product development programs, run small companies, and worked as a hardware, firmware, and software design engineer and technical management consultant for gigantic companies. He currently is heading up a startup, Toys2Life, making dolls and action figures talk to one another on a kid’s bedroom floor using BLE radios and an AI dialog engine. He frequently does expert witness work on patent cases. Previously he ran the engineering department at Sphero and Syncroness where he worked on products in the medical device, aerospace, instrumentation, robotics, commercial and consumer areas. He has been a mentor in the Boulder County Jail GED program and at the KIP charter school in Denver. Bird Marathe is a writer and educator from New York City who has written and voice acted for Toys2Life. Bird is currently a lecturer for the English Department at the University of Colorado: Boulder, and he also teaches the Graduate Record Exam and Law School Admissions Test for Kaplan, where he was selected in 2018 as the 1:1 Online Teacher of the Year. During the summer, he works with Native American youth, teaching creative writing, science fiction, and drama as part of the CU Upward Bound program. Bird has copy edited textbooks, published stories in a variety of literary journals, and performed in the Unseen Festival and Jaipur Literature Festival. In 2019, he gave a presentation on grammar and style for the American Indian College Fund. Bird received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado: Boulder in 2015.

Prerequisite

Age: 10~14


Windows computer with Toys2Life DialogGenerator installed required.

Online Class access information will be emailed one week prior to the start of the class. If materials are involved, materials will be shipped two weeks prior to start of the class.


Technology Requirements:

  1.  Internet access
  2.  Windows PC or Mac with Webcam, microphone, speaker (or headphone with integrated mic).
  3. Is parent involvement needed? NO

 

Class Schedule

July 27th – July 31st, Monday ~ Friday

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Mountain Time