Lacking dwelling: College students use Minecraft to construct UC Berkeley (and its libraries) in gorgeous element

Minecraft screenshot of UC Berkeley

Think about a spot the place social distancing isn’t obligatory — the place you may collect with pals and resume life as regular, as if COVID-19 and the chaos it has wrought had been however a distant reminiscence.

Such a spot really exists — and, no, it’s not Georgia.

Enter the College of Blockeley, a student-led effort to construct, one block at a time, the UC Berkeley campus on “Minecraft,” the wildly imaginative (and massively in style) online game. Within the expertly crafted digital world, you may stroll by Sather Gate, gaze upon the enduring Campanile, encounter campus’s ubiquitous Kiwibots, and spot Berkeley’s famed peregrine falcons. And, even amid the closures, you may soak within the architectural glory of the campus’s libraries.

The hassle to construct the UC Berkeley campus began simply weeks in the past, in an age when every day seems like a 12 months. Impressed by a Fb remark suggesting somebody construct a campus on…

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