Finally, here are the highlight clips from children who were giving guided reviews of their work to their peers in the Children’s Think Tank. The videos show the range and diverse set of topics and insight, as well as presentation styles, of the children who were involved.
First is two short clips from five-year-old Abigail. She is very shy and wasn’t sure if she wanted to talk about her work. After a little coaxing, she describes her drawings as “what she saw when she astral projected.” And in the second clip, you realize it is a “…a star forming.” She then goes on to show other visuals of what the edge of the universe might look like.
Abigail’s was shorter and slightly more guided, while the two excerpt below are clips from seven-year-old Lia’s review presentation – her research focused on mythology and the world of half-selves. She is much more confident and enjoys discussing the nuances of her work. There are some great moments where you can see how reflective the children are (“I don’t remember doing this?”), both of themselves and one another.
In Lia’s second clip, you can see her describing the poster she presented at the final show for the Think Tank “The World of Half-selves,” here’s the part of the poster that she talks about in the clip:
Sylvie’s (five-years-old) research was very different – and oriented towards her personal narratives about magic. She had a very vivid dream about magic near the end of the Think Tank that was related to magic, this is a clip of her telling this dream at her final presentation.
Here is a scene from Spencer’s presentation (he’s seven). He was studying relationships between things, and unfortunately in the film you can’t see the screen, but his descriptions are worth hearing. Here’s a sample of his work that was projected:
Lastly, here is a clip from an actual lecture that took place at the final show. Shown here is during the end of their presentation where Annika (eight) and Ellie (seven) ask the audience to try astral projection with them (after having shown and presented the basics). It’s truly amazing!