A key aspect of our Chicago Kaleidoscopes After School Matters program involves exploring connections between creative writing and aspects of Chicago's identity. Creative writing is manifested as poetry, fiction, screenwriting and other writing genres; imaginative and clever writing is also essential to business enterprises.
Chicago has a long history of being a center of business innovations -- in manufacturing, advertising, and other related fields. Here's a short list Chicago-based companies and products designed and/or manufactured in the Chicago area: Burnett Ad Agency, Chicago Coin, Geochord, Hammond organ, Lincoln Logs, MNML, Radio Flyer, Schwinn, Souldier.
These audio pieces are explorations of futuristic product designs created by CK teens who were working in small groups.
Burnett Ad Agency: lat.ms/1Dh8cmw
Chicago Kaleidoscopes: chicagokaleidoscopes.wordpress.com
Hammond Organ Co.: bit.ly/1UeMH9Z
"Jackpot! Chicago's hold on pinball industry and artistry" (Curious City): bit.ly/1jXdNU4
Lincoln Logs: bit.ly/1KHVAV9
Radio Flyer: bit.ly/1UeMIe4
Schwinn Bikes: bit.ly/1SRtDMx