Michael Cole

5th Dimension Site Director

Professor, UC San Diego

 

    A hard and fast rule about doing this kind of thing is that no two systems look exactly alike.  And that's absolutely necessary.  It's to this extreme.  There was a period about five years ago, where we had three 5th Dimensions running in three boys and girls clubs in three neighboring suburban towns here in Southern California, which are demographically identical to each other.  And when my students would go from one site to another, they would say, “Oh my god, this is totally different.”  “The only thing I recognize is the wizard,” one of my students wrote in a fieldnote.