January 9, 2008

The Coolest Training Lab Ever…

Filed under: precat — jenny @ 9:05 pm

…might just be based on the Nintendo Wii?
Check out Johnny Chung Lee’s Wii Projects and count how many times you find yourself saying “wow.” And if you own a Wii, see if you don’t want to try to doing all of these things yourself. I know I do.

Unintended consequences are often the most interesting ones. As I watched these videos, I found myself thinking about Allan Kleiman’s work at the Old Bridge Public Library, using the Wii to introduce seniors to technology, wondering if this type of setup would work better for those folks who have trouble using a computer mouse.
The head tracking video is really interesting, too, as it might be a precursor to a home version of The Cave. Imagine being able to walk into a book on your videogame console (Hotel Dusk for the Wii, anyone?). 3D gaming – and the literacies that would come with it – might be much closer than we think.
I really want some time to play with this stuff! [Thanks, Clare!]


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  2. I love his videos and novel use of the Wii technology. I need to go track him down and see what else he’s got on the burners. He is probably only a floor away. lol
    I would love to see interactive book experiences made usable with the Wii. I wonder when someone will try to build that using the BlueTooth connectivity and something that can run in Opera. Though it seems the real power of the Wii Remote is when it is separated from the console. Who knows what the future holds…

    Comment by John Fudrow — January 10, 2008 @ 8:49 am

  3. Wasn’t expecting a Hotel Dusk reference!

    Comment by terry — January 10, 2008 @ 9:41 am

  4. I wish I could say that the local libraries were involved in this, but who knows – maybe they will be as the pilot goes on.

    Comment by Alice Tyrell — January 13, 2008 @ 12:01 pm

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