Cornell Theory Centre -- Virtual World
The workshop was today in the computer lab at Wa He Lut. Our people were: our principal, Mr. Monster, Mr. Dyson, me, and four students: Andrew, Halisa, Vincent, and Charlene. Taholah sent Mr. B, who has a year's experience with this, and his star pupil Cody, a very nice young man. A nice woman from Tulalip was there, too. From Cornell came the fantastic Queenbee, and the very good Ladybug. We had an introduction to the world, then split into two teams and used our new skills to make a display. It was groovy -- I stayed until about 20 to 4, which meant I was very tired. I started to leave, then went back to school as the gate was closed. Mr. Monster was leaving then, so he opened the gate. I missed about 10 minutes when they were filling out a form Ladybug had thoughtfully given me to fill out early, as she knew I was liable to leave early. So -- I did very well. Came home and watched Dune and ate soup.
I like the project (well, I WOULD, wouldn't I) and the children seemed jazzed about it, too. I may be wrong, but it seems as though it's set up to use duplicates of objects as that would minimise what in other worlds is a heavy graphics-card-processor-speed need, allowing the program to run on our crappy school computers. I was wondering how our computers would function -- as they're far from my home computer (3G-with-a-G-of-ram-and a-256Meg-AGP-card).
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