I’ve been intrigued by the word-building game Minecraft since my friend Morgan turned me on to it a couple of years ago. I’m not a devoted player – I need to preserve my hands and forearms for revenue-generating typing – but I recognize a lot of potential for creativity and exploration and learning in the game, something that’s being focused by the MinecraftEdu project.
To help stimulate the Minecraft community in Charlottetown, I’m hosting an Open Minecraft Lab at Robertson Library, University of PEI, this Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. There are 25 spots, and you must pre-register. It’s all ages, all abilities, and parents and guardians are encouraged to attend.