Category: 2) Useful n Interesting
A great site we stumbled upon, nearly 10 years ago and referred to before, encourages great discussion and interaction in a range of settings:
‘Inanimate Alice’ tells the story of a young girl growing up in the first half of the 21st century, and her imaginary digital friend, Brad.
Using high quality visuals, and sound (make SURE your sound is on) this is your chance to join the protagonist on an adventurous path. Over different episodes, each a self contained story, we see Alice grow from an eight year old, living with her parents in a remote region of Northern China, on her way towards beconing a talented older games designer.
This series of multimedia, interactive episodes uses a combination of text, audio, images, and games as Alice takes us on a journey through her life. Alice becomes an animator, & creator of characters for the “most successful games company in the world”.
She meets many along the way and one character stands out: Brad, Alice’s “only true friend in life”. The episodes of ‘Inanimate Alice’ become increasingly interactive and game-like, reflecting Alice’s own developing fascination with games. ‘Inanimate Alice’ is a study of human/computer relations in a world where having “friends” means never having to actually meet them.
Read the Education section for some background & thoughts on what might happen in this established yet still developing story… (see original logo below)
Taking time to take time…
We are taking a bit of down time, switching off for a little bit. See you back after a bit of exploring of Mexico. Hoping YOU can take a break too.
Thought provoking images. How about trying this as an activity with your students.
The digital world is a wonderful place… What does it look like maybe?
We would be fascinated to see any iterations of this process.
The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I’ll never even be as good as a wall.
Or get some good coaching videos for young players HERE
We love this quote from one of the great men of tennis:
“You’ve got to get to the stage in life when going for it is more important than winning or losing”
Big Think contains a vast amount of articles and videos of some of the most intriguing thinking around. A forum of knowledge and ideas from some great brains, including Ruby Wax, (of course!) on Neuroplasticity and how “You’re the Architect of Your Own Brain”. Some complex issues, but worth an explore to stretch our own thoughts. Try out some of the playlists, for some fascinating views on the world around, and within, us. Not for everyone, but a fascinating collection of concepts. Think Big with Big Think.