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
with Lego throughout
LEGO Programming with Scratch ☆ Tutorial by a kid
December 26, 2016http://www.itofisher.com/mito/weblog/2016/12/three_lessons_from_my_son_on_m.html
paper scratchcraft LEGO MINECRAFT TEXTURE PACKhttps://scratch.mit.edu/projects/17399959/
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
#Scratch is now the #17 most popular programming language in the world, up from #23 a year ago https://t.co/gEHU0kNCmB via @mres pic.twitter.com/EfpUTtTTN9— MIT Media Lab (@medialab) January 8, 2018
TIOBE Index for January 2018
January Headline: Programming Language C awarded Language of the Year 2017
"lego with sensors for minecraft scratch"
Tilt Sensor - LEGO WeDo 2.0https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/101033190/
Distance Sensor - LEGO WeDo 2.0https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/101038249/
"lego and google streetview"
Google Maps Street View in LEGO
... Cool ... how the animation is done is at the end, and it probably won't be long before these merge ...
Lego Mini Golf
Brick Street View turns Google Maps into Legohttps://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/brick-street-view-turns-google-maps-into-lego/
Brick Street View renders Google Maps in Legohttps://www.wired.co.uk/article/lego-google-streetview
Brick Street View
The entire Google Maps built with plastic bricks. Visit your street or any other location around the world.
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
Lego, Minecraft, Scratch and Google Street View - Actual < > Virtual : https://t.co/TNxyiX8OSR 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— WUaSPress (@WUaSPress) January 8, 2018
Your favorite gene
Playing Lego on an atomic scalehttps://phys.org/news/2013-07-lego-atomic-scale.html
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)
January 9: Lego Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir at the latter's birthday party. (Their hypothetical guests are celebrating the radically free way in which they weren't invited.) pic.twitter.com/bQb9TbIDmg— Jan Mieszkowski (@janmpdx) January 9, 2018
Robotics at WUaS has a Lego focus -
See, too the Virtual Worlds' wiki subject -