Comings and Goings: technologies taking notice of who, what, when and where
Humans are social beings – we tell stories, share things about ourselves, and monitor what others are up to. Our technologies, though, are generally reclusive. Our beds take little notice of having been slept in, our bathroom mirrors don’t communicate anything to us, our toaster doesn’t contemplate coordinating its completion time with the teakettle, and the dishwasher doesn’t even negotiate with the water heater about a good time to consume half of the tank’s hot water. Comings and Goings focused on how the things and systems in our lives could sense, adapt, identify opportunities and communicate. Our technologies might act on our behalf, make decisions with various amounts of interaction with stakeholders, and present us with opportunities and discoveries. While you’re here at the final show, make sure you see and experience the students’ wide-ranging work – post-apocalyptic social games for carpoolers, extending the Ikea brand through the warehouse and into the *%#&^ assembly process, a robotic vacuum that’s part housepet, and many more!
Syllabus | Instructors | Field Trips | Guest Lecturers