Visiting the Minecraft Institvte of Technology

We recently opened our Creating Videogames class for a day on Twitch!

As part of our unit on spectation, streaming, and moderation, research scientist Philip Tan explored the Virtual MIT in Minecraft. Philip was guided by MIT students / Busy Beavers Shayna & Firescar, as they showed him the work they’ve done at MIT’s dorm row, including some great elevator designs! Philip also had time to showcase his own work on the Game Lab offices in E15.

More photos and background about the build can be found here and here.

As Studio Manager for the MIT Game Lab, Rik Eberhardt spends his days playing Tetris: with people, boxes, tasklists, equipment, and time. When not staring at a spreadsheet trying to fit in another computer purchase, a last minute event budget, or placing undergraduate researchers on a Game Lab project, he's chipping away at spreadsheets on his DS, reproducing pixel-art in Picross and Picross 3D. His favorite moments on the job are working on projects with student workers and having fun social interactions forced on him despite his busy schedule. Contact him about research projects at the MIT Game Lab at