Hello! Welcome to the official online presence of Michael Cenkner.
I am a multi-disciplinary artist and educator. My current three independent (with friends) initiatives are:
Phi Ratio Patterns Art – I developed this art from following up on an interest in learning about, expressing with and teaching this geometry of the Universal Tipping Point. These are my latest works, which will be available through ISBE Gallery in Edmonton.
voyBom – Ancient music recreation for education, celebration and enjoyment. This is an inclusive genre I developed after a transformational encounter I had with aboriginal people in Taiwan in 1996. I have a partner in this; we are offering educational and performance events (next, April).
Online Course, Beauty and the Phi Ratio, http://www.freemoodle.org/course/view.php?id=444, guest password “beauty” – This course is multi-disciplinary: it uses the concept of beauty (including the natural geometry of the phi ratio) to develop thinking skills and intellectual interaction using a holistic, hands-on approach, whether accessing it through the internet or in live events I intend to explore creating in 2013. It is aimed at all life-long learners, but especially home-schooling 12 and 13-year olds, or anyone who can relate to being that old.
This course is provided on an “open access” model on the Moodle system. All the content is free for viewing (although not all has been released). This includes downloable PDF worksheets, as well as videos that explain key points. Concepts are presented in terms of activities supported by downloadable PDF worksheets, all free according the Creative Commons licensing.
I intend to offer certificates to learners who demonstrate they have achieved one or more of the objectives. For that, and to participate in group interactions, there will be some kind of payment arrangement supporting the open-access model.
I am presenting this course at the Moodle Moot and 2013 Digital Learning Spring Conference conferences in Vancouver on Feb. 15. So watch for lots of updates in the next two weeks on the site, which you are welcome to visit. Not all elements are linked, but you can get an idea of the depth and scope of the course, and how it integrates with my other current initiatives.
I am so interested in an unintended cross-over across these projects, that in addition to focusing on bringing my work to a wider audience, I also am excited about cross-over elements, for example, I’m creating images for the course that have a strong artistic and art education vibe.
Feb.4 Now it is getting scary because I have crossed over a few lines. Scary as in fun. Looking for collaborators in local events relating to making geometry available as a human right for everyone.