Minecraft e l'arte: quando la realta' fisica incontra quella virtuale
Minecraft e l'arte: quando la realta' fisica incontra quella virtuale

Minecraft e l'arte: quando la realta' fisica incontra quella virtuale

Every kids at school talked about Minecraft and the only ones being in the dark were us, the adults.
In a moment where it is difficult keep the entire class vigilant and for a long period of time we asked ourselves: "Why don't we try to introduce Minecraft in the didactic?"

So for a long whole year we appreciated the eclecticism of Minecraft, but we felt like we were missing something: what about the tinkering activities and physical experiences as little makers of our kids ?

We found a solution that allows children to showcase the physical creations they have created within the game itself. From the virtual to the physical, and from the physical to the virtual, full circle. What better way to bring together old practical skills with the possibilities of Minecraft? Our children’s creations in Minecraft were already amazing. Now, they also have the ability to customize them further with objects that they’ve really created in the physical world.

What better way to use the best­selling PC game of all time together with drawings and paintings, artworks and other physical objects as a result of creativity, curiosity or tinkering activities: isn't that a great way to promote STEAM activities and let kids get closer to art ? Have you ever seen how TATE Modern museum of London decided to allow kids to "enjoy artworks like never before" exploring "imaginary worlds inspired by famous paintings and the real­life places they depict" ?
Interesting, isn't it? But let our kids be the real protagonists; let them use their physical artworks in their virtual Minecraft worlds. They don't need to be still passive spectators in the age of the new technologies and they should also discoverer the beauty of the ART.
Italy


Minecraft e l'arte: quando la realta' fisica incontra quella virtuale

Marco Vigelini CoderDojo Civitavecchia ed Allumiere

Marco Vigelini works as DBA in a social cooperative for the employment of disadvantaged people and is one of the first promoters of CoderDojo initiative in Italy. In 2015 Marco introduced Minecraft as game-based learning tool in the school where he lives with the strong support and will of the teacher Alisia Arconi.


Stand C28 (pav. 9) - Marco Vigelini CoderDojo Civitavecchia ed Allumiere

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