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Paper airplane competition

Perfect for a rainy, gray Friday (at least where I’m at): a paper airplane competition. It just happened last weekend as part of a competition put on by New York City’s non-profit Public Art Fund. Categories included most beautiful, farthest flying and most spectacular failure (I hope nobody deliberately tried for that one). People who couldn’t make it to New York were able to send instructions and have a proxy fly their plane for them. How cool!

They also have a book about how to make your own paper airplanes.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.