Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Wooly thistle (Cirsium eriophorum): Lego, Minecraft, Scratch and Google Street View - Actual-Virtual, MIT Media Lab group called something like - "Actual-Virtual Universe Creation group" - what a great name! :) - Curious about the role Lego will play on both A) the physical/actual side of things ... and on B) the virtual side of things in virtual worlds ... (in the creation of an Actual-Virtual Universe), ... and at the cellular (with Legomics) and atomic levels?, Lego-atomics?, Robotics at WUaS has a Lego focus, See, too the Virtual Worlds' wiki subject


Good day, M,

Emailing a bit from this email address for a while ...

If I can head a MIT Media Lab group called something like -

"Actual-Virtual Universe Creation group" - what a great name! :) -

and per - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/01/cape-cod-faculty-position-at-mit-media.html -

I'm curious about the role Lego will play on both A) the physical/actual side of things ... and on B) the virtual side of things in virtual worlds ... (in the creation of an Actual-Virtual Universe)

Besides the 3D virtual world of "Minecraft" which is partly designed with Lego in mind, I've recently seen that the drag-and-drop programming language for kids called "Scratch," which comes out of the MIT Media Lab, is designed for "Lego" too.

Will "Legos" (and genetic cellular "Legomics" too - as physical building blocks - have sensors on them that will correlate with these two digital environments (Minecraft and Scratch) even? ... and hopefully all within a realistic virtual universe of Google Streetview with Time Slider / Maps / Earth ...


Harvard Prof of Education Karen Brennan (with a MIT Media Lab Ph.D.) gave me and everyone in a workshop she facilitated her book about Scratch at the Exploratorium in SF a few years ago, and I've played a bit with the Scratch application before too, but not with Lego.

But the correlation between the actual and virtual here is really cool - and for programming robot Legos for example playfully.

You can see what I mean by these environments in this short video -

Minecraft scratch lego Raspberry pi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANS4OAXywT8

0:15 Scratch

0:38 Minecraft

1:55 Scratch

with Lego throughout


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LEGO Programming with Scratch ☆ Tutorial by a kid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmAVBcxBTgc


L,
Scott


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December 26, 2016

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Three Lessons from My Son on Minecraft and Learning

http://www.itofisher.com/mito/weblog/2016/12/three_lessons_from_my_son_on_m.html


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MIT’s Lego Legacy

Iconic toy maker supports learning through play.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609588/mits-lego-legacy/

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lego minecraft

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/2166922/

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paper scratchcraft LEGO MINECRAFT TEXTURE PACK

remixed by minecraftxbox360
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/17399959/

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Does Minecraft Teach Children To Be Programmers Or SysAdmins?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2014/10/06/does-minecraft-teach-children-to-be-programmers-or-sysadmins
https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2014/10/06/does-minecraft-teach-children-to-be-programmers-or-sysadmins/#70272ec93102

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TIOBE Index for January 2018

January Headline: Programming Language C awarded Language of the Year 2017


https://tiobe.com/tiobe-index/

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Searched on

"lego with sensors for minecraft scratch"

Found:

Tilt Sensor - LEGO WeDo 2.0

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/101033190/


Distance Sensor - LEGO WeDo 2.0

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/101038249/


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Searched on

"lego and google streetview"

Google Maps Street View in LEGO


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtVsmkhzUNg

... Cool ... how the animation is done is at the end, and it probably won't be long before these merge ...

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Lego Mini Golf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOvEhWfneUM

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Brick Street View turns Google Maps into Lego

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/brick-street-view-turns-google-maps-into-lego/

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Brick Street View renders Google Maps in Lego

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/lego-google-streetview

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Brick Street View
brickstreetview.com/
The entire Google Maps built with plastic bricks. Visit your street or any other location around the world.
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http://brickstreetview.com/map/@40.749224,-73.981952,17

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Lego, Minecraft, Scratch and Google Street View - Actual < > Virtual : https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/01/wooly-thistle-cirsium-eriophorum-lego.html … The beginnings of ACTUAL - VIRTUAL UNIVERSE CREATION ... and at the cellular (with Legomics) and atomic levels? To http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Virtual_Worlds & /Robotics

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Your favorite gene


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Lego-atomics? 

Beyond graphene: scientists are creating an atomic ‘Lego set’ of 2D wonder materials

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Playing Lego on an atomic scale

https://phys.org/news/2013-07-lego-atomic-scale.html


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Will we eventually be able to interact with Lego robot and avatar bot philosophers of the past, like potentially interacting with a Richard Rorty avatar bot per this blog (http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/Richard%20Rorty)



https://twitter.com/janmpdx/status/950861496585666560

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Robotics at WUaS has a Lego focus -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Robotics

See, too the Virtual Worlds' wiki subject -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Virtual_Worlds




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