Discover and deCODE
while you play
Discover emergent patterns in common things such as leaves, flowers, pine cones, honeycombs, waves, peer pressure, health behavior, social clustering, and ecosystems. Use our toy models with a browser to see how rules of interaction create beautiful life patterns. Use our life pattern games to learn during social and strategic interaction.
Our beautiful life pattern games have a colorful cardboard and code versions, extending what you learn with the cardboard game to coding. Your games come with illustrated stories to dramatize the life pattern dynamics, and field activities to show these patterns in the world.
Our art projects show how these patterns are beautiful, meaning showing symmetry and unity. This makes the math and science visual, and simplifies what otherwise would seem complex. Since our brains naturally detect and appreciate beautiful patterns, we tap into your inborn pattern power.
Go simple, but deep
Kids as young as five will enjoy your Discover and deCODE kit. Yet, with your tool kit, you can build models of great sophistication. So our kits are not just for kids, but are for adults too: A college student, job-seeker, parent, grandparent, home-schooler or teacher might subscribe. Your subscription kit makes learning an awesome experience for the whole family, for the price of going to the movies.
How do life patterns emerge?This is a central question in science and philosophy. To explore this big question, we designed special kinds of games that show global patterns emerging from the interaction between neighboring game pieces. Our games give you two views: a bug’s-eye view, a closeup on the parts and how they interact, and a bird’s-eye view of the whole pattern emerging on the game board. The cardboard versions of the pattern games give you a tangible experience for tabletop fun, before you extend what you turn to the computer code versions, which you can manipulate and extend to build system models of great sophistication and make movies of great beauty. Our activities and stories relate the games to real world life patterns, and are a great way to begin. We provide a suite of stories in a drag and drop Scratch format, as another way to introduce coding.
Math is the science of pattern.
Pattern awareness nurtures spirit.
Learn to code
Learn to decode
Our games and models are easy to modify as you wish. Modifying game and model code to suit your own needs enhances the learning experience, and is a great way to learn coding. You can also modify the appearance of the games. By using your own images (paintings, drawings or photos) as motifs in the patterns, you become a co-creator of these beautiful patterns. You can personalize the board games, card games and computer games with your own image and, if you wish, those of siblings or friends (click here to learn more). By creating your own images, you enjoy a deeper sense of creation, making these games truly yours!
S.T.E.A.M. power from pattern awareness.