A New Blot

Welcome to the new InqBlot!

The old InqBlot, with archives from 2005 to 2008, is still available, but all new content will be published here.

We’re pretty excited about the new digs. We’re making about a five-year jump forward in terms of the underlying technology, which is around a century in blogging years.

Behind the scenes at Take a Stand

Dave Seah has a nice post up about Take a Stand, our exhibit in the recently opened Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Dave talks about some of the technical and design decisions behind the exhibit.

Our piece of it consists of a room that combines a motion-tracking system with a high-end PC running our custom software on a giant screen. The design of the system incorporates the lessons of the survivors with learning theory and open game play design; rather than spoon-feed morality, we’ve created a multi-player environment where kids can choose to mind their own business, help others, or be a bully.