Go and explain

One of my interests is mixing narrative and computer graphics to tell stories that teach. It’s an interest I share with my Ph.D. student Adam Gashlin, and with some other people too.

I thought it might be a good idea to use the go game as an excuse to explore that space a bit — to teach something through a narrative text that interacts with computer graphics.

I’m going to start with something simple: An explanation of how I make the stones look rounded and three dimensional. I would love some feedback!

Click on the image below to try it:

4 thoughts on “Go and explain”

  1. This is great. So easy to understand.

    I wanted to make something similar about math, though I think it seems I need a lot of work. I like a page http://worrydream.com/LadderOfAbstraction/, though this looks like a tons of work is needed. I wonder is it a easy way to make these interactive explanation pages… I tried tangle (http://worrydream.com/#!/Tangle) once, though not so simple if I want to have some graphical explanation. (still I like it.)

    Do you think are there any way to do with your “CSS for learning” idea to simplify to make these interactive explanation pages? So far, I could not abstract/generalize this kind of explanation pages well…


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