School of Fun for Children in Fukushima

by Academy Camp
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School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
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School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
School of Fun for Children in Fukushima
Sep 12, 2021

Academy Camp 2021 Summer VR Term 1 - You Create Lunar Society!

Your room becomes the moon
Your room becomes the moon

Please find a Japanese version of this report here.

We would like to take a look back at Academy Camp 2021 Summer VR Term 1 - "You Create Lunar Society!". The event was held over three days from July 22 to 24, 2021. 14 children from Fukushima and the rest of Japan joined this virtual camp from home.

In the morning of DAY 1, we went to "Academy Camp VR Moon" in the VR (virtual reality) space. That was where this adventure took place. Assuming the moon in the 2030's, there is the Apollo Project Memorial Park on the surface, and the vast space of the remains of lava flow behind the vertical hole discovered by Japan's KAGUYA spacecraft is there, where we would be building our lunar base. In the afternoon, we shared the "challenges of living in space and how to solve them" that we had heard from everyone when they applied for the camp, and discussed what kind of facilities would be necessary for the lunar society. Then we moved the stage to Minecraft and prototyped buildings for the lunar base.

In the morning of DAY 2, we tried out the lunar base prototype that was brought in to the virtual world from Minecraft. We figured out what does not look as expected, and continued prototyping. In the afternoon, using breakout rooms and virtual whiteboard, we had a world cafe-style discussion on the theme of what kind of society we want to create on the moon. First, we identified the issues that human beings are facing on Earth, and then we thought about whether these issues could be solved in the lunar society. In between, we went to our Moon in VR again to get a sense of what it would be like to live there. Thinking about creating a society from scratch, it seemed to us that the various issues we are currently facing on Earth would be easier to solve on the Moon. We would be happy if the experience of this camp could be a "takeaway" for us to bring that feeling back to our lives on Earth.

In the morning of DAY 3, we put the finishing touches on the creation of the lunar base buildings in Minecraft. In the afternoon, we exported our buildings from Minecraft and experienced in the form like a live game broadcast the usage of a set of open source software to integrate them into the virtual world. Then we all went to the VR moon and enjoyed the moon base that we created together while listening to each other's explanations.

Now, have we explored the moon enough? Alright, now on to Jupiter!
 

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Let's meet the members of the lunar society
Let's meet the members of the lunar society
Let's try to solve problems on Earth on the Moon
Let's try to solve problems on Earth on the Moon
Listening to explanations of moon-base facilities
Listening to explanations of moon-base facilities
Buildings made by children underground of the Moon
Buildings made by children underground of the Moon
Group photo on the moon - next time, Jupiter!
Group photo on the moon - next time, Jupiter!

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