Personification belongs in any creative communicator's tool kit. It's a good thought excercise: how can you strip an abstract concept or complicated reality down to its essence and then transfer that essence into a character? If you then drop those characters into stories, the result can be a load of fun -- and also give insights into life. We learn about strength from Aesop's lions, evil from...
Imagine: it's a hot, sticky day in late July. You've just finished a hike and you stop by a local ice cream stand on your way home. Stepping up to the window, you are amazed: they carry every flavor you can imagine -- and many you can't: Noni, Anise, Snozzberry Crunch (what's a snozzberry?). What do you choose? You wish you could try them all first before you decide. Maybe you should just go...
The short answer to this question is: visit our Application page! Our Application went up this week -- let the season begin!
But we can offer a little more advice than that. Here are five tips we like to share when people ask about our application.
Five Tips When Applying to the Experimentory:
Take your time.
The first thing you’ll do when applying is create an account in our system....
In the spirit of trying new things, it is time for some exciting announcements about our 2018 program: We have new flexibility, new courses, and new options for local students.
When: Establishing Shot
2018 will be the first year where students will have several options regarding the when of their Experimentory experience.
Imagine this: you are going to climb Everest. You have prepared physically for the last year. You traveled all the way to the Himalayas. You are wearing top-of-the-line gear with all the necessary provisions. Ready to go, you turn to your guide… and you see him typing, “top of the world” into his smart phone. He squints at the changing screen, spinning on his heels left and then right....
A few years ago we revised our application. The original had fairly standard essay questions of the Why-do-you-want-to-come variety. Our new questions? Tell us a story about what’s happening in this picture, said one. Sell us a food you absolutely hate, said another. Students chose two out of five to answer in whatever medium and fashion they liked.
Internet shopping is a time-saving modern wonder – especially if you live someplace (like rural Massachusetts, for example?) far from brick-and-mortar stores. But it is also fraught with uncertainties. How big is that toy in the picture? Will that bath mat match the towels we already own? And what size is that “medium,” really? Sometimes you have to throw up your hands and make the hour long...
Physicists dream of finding a Unified Theory of Everything – an equation concise enough to write the universe on a t-shirt. We’re one step ahead of them: our motto is E = MC2 or “Experimentory: Maximize your Creativity and Character.”
Experimentory Blog posts feature our students, teachers, classes, values, goals, and plans for the coming year. It's a great place to learn what we are like and decide whether we're a good fit for your next summer. If you're interested in subscribing, please complete the form below!
You may also enjoy our second blog, The Exp Summer Daily. It runs each summer during the program itself and can give you an idea of what the program is like on a daily basis.