Make+Think+Code is a research studio and lab at the intersection of art, science, technology, and design.
The Make+Think+Code emphasizes experimentation with emerging technologies, (digital) fabrication, creative coding, data science and visualization, design-thinking, robotics, the internet of things, and smart technologies, STEAM pedagogy, privacy & security, and a critical engagement with community. We offer workshops, institutes, symposia, and hackathons/challenges directed at a diverse professional community that includes students and educators as well as Portland's creative, tech, educational, and civic communities.
Make+Think+Code brings together Portland's creative, tech, educational, civic, and nonprofit communities to inspire and support research, learning, and invention to address urgent issues for our community and to explore the powerful role that creativity and technology can play in the design of solutions.
The Lab itself provides the platform to build and foster a culture of dialogue and engagement through spontaneous interactions and conversations, observation, and interventions, as well as through workshops, intensives, symposia, and challenges. The Lab supports and encourages experimentation with technology to search for imaginative and innovative applications; to explore new uses for old technologies; and to investigate implications and applications of a world of technology and networks.
We are passionate about increasing diversity in and access to STEM and design industries. In collaboration with our community partners, we design and host exciting ste(a)m programs for K-12 students as well as professional development institutes for teachers that incorporate making, technology, and creative projects in teaching STEM subjects.