03 October 2010

Seeing the World, Randomly




This web site intrigues me on so many levels.  Globe Genie it's called.  It's the creation of MIT grad student Joe McMichael.  It utilizes Google's database of location images - one gets to places randomly by clicking on a continent and hitting the Teleport button.

Already I am daydreaming the kinds of games one could play with this:
  • 5 minute writing exercise - write a one paragraph story about what you see;
  • cloud watching - like when we were kids and imagined what the clouds reminded us of;
  • travel planning;
  • imaginary space travel (the images can be places on another planet);
  • opportunity for geography lessons for homeschoolers. . .
Any other ideas?


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