[Server-devel] It's An Etoys Project! [LIVE, Monday 12 Noon NYC Time]
holt at laptop.org
Sun Aug 18 10:16:09 EDT 2013
Who can remember the early years of OLPC, when Etoys was considered as the
"kids' operating system" for all XO laptops, prior to Sugar? Come learn
the true story behind this powerful ongoing adventure, that arose from Alan
Kay's infamous 1972 "Dynabook" demo, and whose legacy continues as Etoys
today turns kids into visual programmers fast --- in Haiti, Philippines,
Zambia, Uruguay, and far beyond. What have WE learned on this
extraordinary chautauqua, and consequently what's the future of Etoys?
Please come meet the husband and wife dream team so instrumental in making
this happen, Rita & Bert Freudenberg, bringing them your questions to our
live video Hangout On Air, Monday August 19, at Noon EDT/NYC Time: (1600UTC)
Live questions can help us all seize the day: please Tweet using the
hashtag #unleashkids --- or email questions privately to the all-volunteer
team making this possible: contact at unleashkids.org.
Finally, THANKS to the silent "humanitarian soldiers" bringing this untold
grassroots learning transformation increasingly out into the open, *unleashing
one kid at a time,* in the most unforeseen circumstances. E.G. in the
immediate aftermath of Haiti's 2010 earthquake, where Bill Stelzer worked
with kids unlocking their XOs and Etoys, needing authentic digital
expression as one very spiritual way out of the misery. Thanks all for
joining this trenchant conversation, and mark your calendars for the Alan
Kay Demo(cracies) of 2022 and 2072, humbly prep'ing our species for the
next earthquakes-in-learning where you can:
"If children are to keep alive their inborn sense of wonder, they need
companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with
them the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." Rachel
Unsung Heroes of OLPC, interviewed live @ http://unleashkids.org !
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