In Unofficial Minecraft Life Hacks Lab for Kids, Adam Clarke (aka Wizard Keen) and Victoria Bennett offer projects and gameplay that will guide you to make great choices as a player and a person. Minecraft is an amazing game that stimulates your creativity as you build whatever you can imagine, but it’s also great for learning about how to be a good citizen and mining positive connections with other players—in-game, elsewhere online, and in real life. With this book, you’ll learn about:
Adam Clarke is a professional artist who uses video games, traditional art, and digital technology to inspire and entertain, working internationally with institutions, museums, charities, and other organizations. He is a global speaker on the uses of Minecraft, video gaming, and creative digital technology, and how playing can open to learning and discovery and enable a new generation of creators, thinkers, and agents of social change. Speaking engagements have included Being a Man Festival, London; Museum Next, NYC; CultureGeek, London; Sonar Festival, Barcelona; CMC, Quebec. He is the creative driving force behind numerous groundbreaking projects, including Playcraft, the world’s first play to be performed live onstage and within Minecraft; Tateworlds, the first major project in the world to use Minecraft in a cultural context; and We Are the Rangers, a Minecraft adventure map highlighting the plight of animals at the edge of extinction, as part of the United For Wildlife campaign. Adam has more than 25 years of experience delivering inspiring and engaging workshops to all ages, especially children and young adults, and is passionate about using digital and traditional tools to encourage global creative engagement. Adam also runs his own YouTube Channel, The Wizard, and is the voice of Wizard Keen in Wonderquest, a children’s educational Minecraft show, alongside YouTube star Stampy. He lives in Cumbria, in northwest England.
Victoria Bennett is a poet, creative activist, and full-time home-educating mother, and has facilitated creative experiences for the past 25 years. Her work focuses in particular on how we tell our personal narratives, and she has worked extensively in the field of writing for awareness, advocacy, and healing. Winner of the Northern Promise Award and the Andrew Waterhouse Award for Poetry, Victoria has published four collections of poetry and been featured in several anthologies. She holds a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. She has collaborated with Adam Clarke for the last 25 years on a wide range of projects, including Wood and Pixels, the 2016 Bernheim Residency, through which they responded as a family to the environment and the stories within it to create a series of photographs, poems, and immersive Minecraft experiences; and My Mother’s House, a recipient of The Writing Platform Bursary to explore literature and technology, which has achieved global interest for its use of video gaming to address the experience of caring for a parent through terminal cancer and death. She lives in Cumbria, in northwest England.