[Glass] Yoshiki Ohshima - Croquet Microverse - 26 April 2023

Giovanni Corriga giovanni at corriga.net
Thu Apr 20 11:36:28 PDT 2023

For this month's online presentation, Yoshiki Ohshima will demonstrate the
Croquet Microverse ( https://croquet.io/ ), which is a 3D collaborative
construction environment. It is an incarnation of Smalltalk-based Croquet
but instead implemented in JavaScript. Microverse allows a group of users
to collaboratively create new objects in a virtual space, and describe
their behaviors in the live programming manner that can be used by
professional programmers.

The object extension mechanism used in the Microverse is heavily influenced
by past class and object extension mechanisms, many of which originated
from experimentation and implementation in Smalltalk. Likewise, the
architecture of the Microverse application framework draws upon other
frameworks such as Morphic and AppKit. Yoshiki will explain the connections
between those systems and the Microverse.

Yoshiki ( https://tinlizzie.org/ohshima/ ) joined Walt Disney Imagineering
R&D in 2000 as an intern while attending the graduate school of Tokyo
Institute of Technology, and helped develop prototypes of Disney's theme
park attractions. He also has been involved in Alan Kay's research group,
and participated in the research and development effort of education
programming environment Squeak Etoys and later took the leading role.
Yoshiki has worked at the Viewpoints Research Institute, SAP Labs CDG, and
Y Combinator Research, all of which Dr. Kay founded or helped found. He was
awarded his PhD. for designing and implementing a massively parallel
particle programming system from Tokyo Institute of Technology.

This will be an online meeting from home.

If you'd like to join us, please sign up in advance on the meeting's Meetup
page ( https://www.meetup.com/ukstug/events/292570084/ ) to receive the
meeting details.
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