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Invention : Dinosaurs!

Dinosaurs! was the theme of a four-month residency at Liverpool Museum.
The game and information sheets formed only a small part of the materials used to introduce and assist young visitors to participate in writing their poems.

The list of dinosaur species for which there were templates is given, to demonstrate the range, but as in the Birds game are too many to reproduce and it is assumed that anyone wishing to use dinosaurs as a theme would collect the information and materials most suited to their workshop.

On the making of poems, it is worth noting that there is an unfortunate tendancy for them to be dominated by carnivorous violence and efforts need to be made to try to imagine both the landscape and non-aggressive activity.

For further information on this sort of game click on games listed under INVENTION in the INDEX side bar.

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Windows Workshops Dave Calder, The Windows Project ,1997,1998,1999,2009