While itself welcoming, the Tijiana treehouse also makes very real the physical separation between countries: you can see the US from here, but you can see the miles of wall, too. And, for the moment, you can also see a white cross planted on the American side. With the help of children, Chim↑Pom scaled the border wall to place the piece there as a symbolic grave to liberty — a gesture that also highlights how the wall is essentially a formality and a formal construction. “Libertad” is a tribute to all who lost their lives attempting to cross the border. A plastic circle lies at its base, representing a hole that metaphorically links it to another work, “The Ground.” A literal hole dug on the Mexican side, “The Grounds” extends beneath US soil but does not cut through all the way. It is another place of in-betweenness and of uncertainty; it reminds of the airports were immigrants returning to the US were recently trapped under Trump’s ban, a space of restricted access.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.