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First Impressions – Samsung 837: Where Technology and Culture Collide

Last week, PIRT member Merrilee went to visit Samsung’s newest New York City retail experience, Samsung 837.  She filed this report about what she found.   I went with my class to the Samsung Experience Store on Thursday, March 3. We went around 1pm, after… Continue Reading →

Report – Newly Operational linkNYC Kiosks Between 24th and 27th Streets

A few days ago Letícia and I went out to inspect more newly operational linkNYC kiosks in Manhattan, on Third Avenue between 24th and 27th Streets. We took team member Sean’s advice in terms of his recommendations for follow-up exploration, focusing particularly on the web browser’s content filtering mechanism, what the… Continue Reading →

First Impressions – Newly Deployed linkNYC Kiosks in Manhattan

This is a first installment of an ongoing documentation series, where Public Interactives Research Team will observe linkNYC kiosks being installed and brought into operational mode. The roll-out process began during late December and early January, where there are now a few operational and… Continue Reading →

How Does Designing for Movement Affect the Design of Public Interactives?

The Public Interactives Research Team welcomed special guest researcher and educator Renata Sheppard, whose work focuses on understanding the relationship between movement, technology, and performance. We discussed Laban Movement Analysis, a language system and translation of movement and meaning, and how the system lends itself… Continue Reading →

Project Update – Online Gallery of Public Interactives Database Now Contains More Than 1,000 Entries

A milestone has been achieved with respect to the Online Gallery of Public Interactives project. A curation process is ongoing in terms of collecting examples for entry into a database that will serve the forward and public facing version of the… Continue Reading →

Tinker Lab Project – The Reading Minion

Here in the School of Media Studies Tinker Lab (AKA, the Tinker Palace) we’re working on experimenting with Optical Character Recognition. Utilizing open source software, a web cam, pcDuino, and a Minion doll, we’re building a system capable of recognizing printed text… Continue Reading →

The Spring 2016 Semester Begins

Public Interactives Research Team will have it’s first meeting of the Spring 2016 semester on Friday, February 5th by taking a field trip to the New York Hall of Science to check out their Connected Worlds exhibit. One of the largest immersive, interactive,… Continue Reading →

A Collection of Twitter Images from PIRT’s SIGGRAPH Experience

The Public Interactive’s Research Team had an amazing time this past August presenting the AIDS Quilt Touch Digital Experience at SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles. We were honored to be able to show a small part of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to… Continue Reading →

PIRT at SIGGRAPH LiveBlog Final Day

Tweets about #pirtsiggraph since:2015-08-13 Thursday, August 13th – 10:40 pm PDT Hi again, everyone! So the dust on our final day at SIGGRAPH 2015 has settled a little bit but not completely. The team definitely has more to share in summation… Continue Reading →

PIRT at SIGGRAPH LiveBlog Day 6

Tweets about #pirtsiggraph since:2015-08-12 Wednesday, August 12th – 7:05 pm PDT Approaching closing time, so here’s thanking all of my PIRT colleagues, all of our guests visiting us in our booth, and you for reading! Another day of experiences are now… Continue Reading →

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