For a long time I’ve been interested in finding the most enjoyable way to learn about interesting things. As an avid cricket fan, I became interested in physics when I realised that a cricket ball does different things when it's spun in different ways.
I think there’s magic in the moment when a person first approaches a new idea, tool, or technology. I’m always looking for ways to support that move from the scary vulnerability of not-yet-knowing to fearless exploration.
Deanna is an activity developer and facilitator in the Tinkering Studio. Her tinkering interests bridge physical phenomena with the digital world in delightful ways and she believes that art and science coexist on a spectrum.
When I was a kid, I imagined myself living in every country I learned of, becoming an explorer of new worlds and ideas. This outward-looking curiosity led to a master’s degree in interpretation, covering five languages.
I grew up in a small town in Southern Germany with a rich tradition in toy making. Tinkering and playing in our Learning Studio takes me back to the great times I had as a kid, inventing toys and games in my granddad’s toy workshop.