UW and WoW May 30, 2006Posted by gordonwatts in computers, physics life.
I like this. Using a fairly unscientific method, the folks that run the Map of World of War Craft (WoW) have determined that of all schools, University of Washington plays the most WoW. I’ve never played; I wonder how many of my students are playing this… But I’m totally fascinated by the cultures that form – and keep wondering two things: can it be used to teach physics (yeah, yeah, I know)? And, can this sort of thing be used as a new way to collaborate? I have no good answers for either. I guess I need to try the game out or something. Not likely to happen soon, I’m afraid.