Minecraft as Maker Faire?

This morning, I stumbled upon an interesting video by Jamin Warren arguing that the wildly popular game Minecraft provides a valuable source of unstructured play that is missing from many children’s lives. You can take a look at the article introducing the video here. I’d like to take a closer look at the video’s claims before fully endorsing it, but I knew immediately that I wanted to post it. Why? Well, Warren’s argument about the value of Minecraft has a lot of similarities with arguments about the value of the maker movement.

That is, I’m not the only one who thinks that games can catch the spirit of making…

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