[Squeakland] collaborative uses

Alan Kay alan.kay at squeakland.org
Fri Feb 27 10:54:18 PST 2004

Hi Randy -

There are also a number of immersive UIs in Squeak. All are experimental 
(but have been successfully used at long distances (such as from LA to 
Japan and to Germany). We will shortly be releasing a new version of all of 
this and will let those who are interested on this list know when this happens.



At 07:24 AM 2/25/2004, Kim Rose wrote:
>Hi, Randy -
>When I think of "collaborative possibilities with Squeak" I think first of 
>people getting together and working together in groups toward a common set 
>of goals.  Ironically, I don't think immediately of how the Squeak 
>enviornment might help us collaborate, but rather how we can work together 
>socially (either via email, phone, face to face meetings) to create more 
>curriculum, project examples for new users, new "first time" and 
>introductory experiences, etc.
>In "Squeakland" we have a developing community of players and 
>practitioners who are very interested in coming together and creating some 
>of this work.  SqueakFest (in Chicago/August) will give us an opportunity 
>to meet face to face, exhange ideas, develop deeper relationships and 
>enable opportunities to work together to produce some meaningful 
>Squeak-based content and proejcts.
>The workshop at Teachers Colleage (April 1 and 2) also just announced, is 
>another opportunity for collaboration.  The folks at T.C. are most 
>interested in establishing a shared database/repository of Etoy projects 
>accessible to teachers and students to which we might all contribute examples.
>Other possibilities are to enter into grant opportunities together to 
>receive funding to enable further development of not only the Squeak 
>system,  but again, content and projects suitable for different learners 
>of different ages, in different subject matter areas.  I think this is 
>what we deeply need at this time.
>Hope to meet you in either New York, or Chicago or both!
>>I was just curious if there are any existing collaborative possibilities
>>with Squeak?  This is a very open-ended question, I realize, but I'm
>>interested in any/all aspects of it.  Well, I'm not into multiuser
>>gaming.  I am curious about the possibility of squeakers being able to,
>>say, obtain/display data from online instruments.  Or being able to
>>build up a regional/national database of (local) measurements - similar
>>to the "plot of temperatures" figure in Alan Kay's "Computers, Networks
>>and Education" paper?
>>More on the tech side, are protocols such as XML-RPC supported in
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