Why create a computerized story for preschoolers? The simple answer is my daughter, Samantha. Below, you see her sitting, playing with my second art exploration project. She is sitting in the "programmer" seat, playing at controlling the world (she was pretending to make games). I believe we owe our children a deep understanding of not only how to use computers, but also how to create and program computers. Knowledge is power, and just like it was when only a few people could read text. Let's defuse that power so more people have access to it.
I will post more pictures soon.
Friday, March 13, 2015
This spring, I will be creating the first draft of a retelling of The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf for the computer age, a story told through images (paint and sculpture), UML (unified markup language), bubble dialog, narrative English, pseudo C (C simplified to be human readable), and binary. This is an independent study I am doing for business school. I've been working as a computer Development Engineer for the past two decades, and have most recently turned that towards program management. I am very much looking forward to this. Below are some of the exploratory work I have done. Over the next two weeks, I will be posting more of my exploratory work, then the quarter starts, and I will post updates as I work on creating the book. I cannot wait to give the result to my three year old daughter, Samantha.
These show a first take on the binary work - the 1s and 0s reflect the code for the text that appears on the page.