2014 A year of Collaboration and Exploration

Invent - Hack - Create - Improvise - Share - Disseminate - Build - Rehearse - Perform

As 2014 comes to an end, we’re energized by what we’ve accomplished and thankful for the community we’ve built along the way. 

2015 promises remarkable performances at the Center for New Music and more transformative teaching and learning programs for educators and for youth. From summer institutes to concerts and public workshops, we’ll be combining art, science and electronics and working with incredibly talented musicians, artists and engineers. 

We can’t do this without your help. Consider a donation to NEXMAP. We’re grateful for the support.


NEXMAP's Education program is

Hacking Notebooks

Creative confidence, problem-solving, critical thinking and collaboration are essential skills for the 21st

century. NEXMAP’s education program, Inside/Out (I/O), is focusing on a transformative program called 21st

Century Notebooking – a  hands-on STEM and STEAM learning initative that combines electronics with

journals and sketchbooks, turning the traditional notebook into a tool for prototyping.

21ST CENTURY NOTEBOOKING 2014 * STEAM-learning Professional Development with San Francisco Unified educators * National Writing Project Annual 2013 Meeting, Boston, MA * 350 YOUTH * Educator Innovator: Hangouts on Air with Jie Qi, lead educators from NWP Network * Prototyping with the ATtiny85 – Workshop with CA Writing Project Lead Teachers, Berkeley, CA * Public Talk @ SWISSNEX, San Francisco * Sessions @ MacArthur Foundation’s DML2014, Boston, MA * 300 EDUCATORS * Teacher Training with Everett Public Schools, 1st K-12 STEM district in WA State * Pre-service Teacher Professional Development, San Francisco State, Science & Art instructors * WEBINARS * JFK University Museum Studies Workshop, Berkeley, CA * San Jose Public Library Maker Night * Mountain View Public Library STEAM-Learning Day * PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS * The Tech Museum San Jose, Hack Your Notebook for Parents and Families * NWP’s NSF Intersection Grant, Cohort #2: Science Education and Literacy: ASTC Science Centers & their local Writing Project sites * Denver Writing Project’s Tech Matters Workshop * MUSEUMS AND LIBRARIES * Hack Your Notebook Day, 7/9/14 with Educator Innovator, National Writing Project, Mozilla Foundation * Bay Area Writing Project Teacher Training: Hack Your Notebook @ the French American School, San Francisco * SUMMER CAMP * San Francisco Public Library Paper Circuitry Workshop * Session for The Digital Shift: Libraries at the Center, online conference * Edcamp Bay Area * SCHOOLS * Pursuitery.com – webinar on Paper Circuitry and the ATtiny85 with Howard Rheingold * Oregon Writing Project, U of O, Presentation on 21st Century Notebooking in Second Life *

Featured Upcoming Events

“All caps no space”

world premiere

by Linda Bouchard 

in collaboration with Addleds

February 07, 2015



Center for New Music

Tickets at the door only:

$15 General, $10 Members


Rechargeable Battery Notebook Hack - Prototype

When we first met with Jie, she showed us her remarkable powered sketchbook, which she created by disassembling a Moleskine notebook, hollowing out the back cover to embed a rechargeable battery she repurposed from a cell phone charging case and then running power leads onto each page. Natalie also used this approach to power her wifi-connected notebook.

Both of these hacks seemed far too sophisticated for me to attempt myself when I first saw them, but now I have a lot more paper circuitry projects under my belt. My notebook finally filled up and I needed to move into a new one, so I figured it was time to see if I could up my hacking game and create my own version of Jie’s and Natalie’s power hack.

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