Exploratorium Learning Studio gets Tibetan monks in India tinkering with cardboard automata

I found this video of Tibetan monks tinkering with cardboard automata by noticing my friend Eileen Clegg had made a comment on Tiff von Emmel’s blog back in April, 2009. The cardboard automata is a “tinkering activity” developed at the PIE Institute at the Exploratorium (check out the PIE IDEA Library). This is one of three videos with the monks posted by The Learning Studio at the Exploratorium from a project they did in Sarnath, India in January, 2009. You’ll find more backstory on The Learning Studio blog.