His parents were tolerant of their making noise and rearranging the furniture. One summer he even dug up the backyard for a minigolf course. The design process was a matter of trial and error: Could he use soda cans to make the holes? What path would the ball take as it hit various obstacles?
Behind these games, he says, was a positive spiral of imagining, making, playing, sharing with others, reflecting and imagining again.
Today Resnick leads a research group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab with the delightful name of Lifelong Kindergarten. It’s dedicated to drawing people into that same spiral.
Those that grow up playing the coolest games get the coolest jobs!