Craft the Web - a game made at CERN, Switzerland

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Craft the Web - a game made at CERN, Switzerland

by rubenwardy » Thu Jul 18, 2019 15:14

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The European Organization for Nuclear Research, also known as CERN, is a European non-profit research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. They're the creators of the Large Hadron Collider and a small invention you may have heard of called the World Wide Web.

March 2019 was the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, an invention that is taken for granted these days. Creating it, however, was no easy feat. CERN was experiencing great difficulties in sharing information. For a long time, different manufacturers created hardware with incompatible ways of communication. Data formats also varied wildly. HTML was invented as a user-friendly and pragmatic way of consistently formatting information, allowing links between pages (ie: HyperText links), and the WWW was created as a way to view remote pages.

The Event


Last weekend, 6 major community members - Jeija, Krock, nore, Orwell96, rubenwardy, and Shara - travelled to CERN to create an educational game about the World Wide Web. The game teaches kids about the research process needed to create something and demonstrate its value, such as the World Wide Web. In the process, players also learn what makes the Web function, and the ideas and major inventions that paved its creation.

The collaborators arrived late on Thursday the 4th of July. On the morning of the 5th, CERN gave a tour of the campus, showing The Synchro-Cyclotron - CERN's first particle accelerator - and the computer center. The team talked with Dr Ben Segal, one of Tim Berners-Lee's mentors, who gave the team historical insight into how the Web was adopted first at CERN then by other research institutes, before going global. Ben also explained the data challenges that CERN has faced and is to this day constantly facing, in its race for discovering what matter is made of and how the universe was born.

The rest of the weekend was dedicated to development with breaks for food and social events. The event wrapped up at midday on Monday.

This event was kindly sponsored by the US Mission in Geneva.

What next?


The game will be played by school children at the "Coding Science" conference from 22nd to 24th November 2019.

CERN will, at some point, publish press releases and videos. We will post them here when that happens.

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Re: Craft the Web - a game made at CERN, Switzerland

by Sires » Thu Jul 18, 2019 16:38

Seems cool :D
I don't have anything important to say.
 

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Re: Craft the Web - a game made at CERN, Switzerland

by rubenwardy » Thu Jul 18, 2019 17:07

LMD wrote:First : GitHub link ?


The repo is already public at a very guessable Github link. However, we're not advertising it because it's not in a playable state

LMD wrote:Second : Could I participate ?


We probably already have enough people, but I could pass on this request
 

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Re: Craft the Web - a game made at CERN, Switzerland

by Krock » Thu Jul 18, 2019 17:18

LMD wrote:First : GitHub link ? Second : Could I participate ?

Good luck on that. The mods exist and work, but the most important part is yet to be done: Linking all mods together so that it becomes a real, interactive game. Until it's done we've yet got a few months, but the development won't be that fast any more due to slower communication.

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Re: Craft the Web - a game made at CERN, Switzerland

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Re: Craft the Web - a game made at CERN, Switzerland

by twoelk » Thu Jul 18, 2019 20:55

I once visited DESY as a student, that was very interesting.

cool trip you did
and most interesting project
I mean the MT one
teaching kids is by far one of the greatest and most pleasing adventures - if it works that is, could get frustrating otherwise

I would have come along for the ride, I mean the bicycle ride - through the tunnels (did that at DESY once on another visit)
 

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Re: Craft the Web - a game made at CERN, Switzerland

by BuckarooBanzay » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:57

Oh, nice!
Good luck with the development of the game ;)

If you need an interactive map for the game don't forget: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=21999
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Re: Craft the Web - a game made at CERN, Switzerland

by runs » Mon Jul 29, 2019 00:08

Cool, but this should be promoted in the main page. It's too important an event to die here in the forum. With photos and so on.
 

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Re: Craft the Web - a game made at CERN, Switzerland

by bhree » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:06

Great experience, great for community. Congratulation.
 

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Re: Craft the Web - a game made at CERN, Switzerland

by Linuxdirk » Tue Jul 30, 2019 04:50

runs wrote:Cool, but this should be promoted in the main page. It's too important an event to die here in the forum. With photos and so on.

This.
 

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Re: Craft the Web - a game made at CERN, Switzerland

by migdyn » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:22

In the first image, is the yellow wool with a slab on it supposed to be a payphone?
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Re: Craft the Web - a game made at CERN, Switzerland

by rubenwardy » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:29

migdyn wrote:In the first image, is the yellow wool with a slab on it supposed to be a payphone?


It's a ticket machine for the tram line
 

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Re: Craft the Web - a game made at CERN, Switzerland

by Lews Therin » Tue Aug 13, 2019 07:35

rubenwardy wrote:
The repo is already public at a very guessable Github link. However, we're not advertising it because it's not in a playable state



When will it be playable?
 

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Re: Craft the Web - a game made at CERN, Switzerland

by paramat » Sun Aug 25, 2019 21:47

Lews Therin wrote:When will it be playable?

See first post.
 

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