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  • Chu, Eric, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This thesis uses machine learning methods to construct emotional arcs in movies, calculate families of arcs, and demonstrate the ability for certain arcs to predict audience engagement. The system is applied to Hollywood ...
  • Rüst, Annina Julia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis describes a feminist framework for technological interventions. I first define the problem by contrasting studies from psychology with research from other social sciences to determine that the primary reason ...
  • Kirmani, Ahmed (Ghulam Ahmed) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis proposes a novel framework called transient imaging for image formation and scene understanding through impulse illumination and time images. Using time-of-flight cameras and multi-path analysis of global light ...
  • Sun, Amy (Amy Teh-Yu) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Providing adequate energy to developing countries is one of the greatest global technical challenges today. Fabrication is undergoing a revolution that parallels the digitization of computation and communications. Emerging ...
  • Qi, Jie, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis investigates the creative possibilities enabled by combining circuit building with paper craft to create paper electronics-a medium that adds the magical interactivity of electronics to the physical intuitiveness ...
  • Norton, William Kelly (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis proposes the investigation of a distributed architecture to facilitate automatic adaptation of graphical representation in digital documents to constraints imposed by the presentation device. The goal of the ...
  • Merrill, David Jeffrey, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Acoustic musical instruments have traditionally featured static mappings from input gesture to output sound, their input affordances being tied to the physics of their sound-production mechanism. More recently, the advent ...
  • Duval, Jean-François, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The work of this thesis aims to enable the fast prototyping of multi-axis wearable robotic systems by developing a new modular electronics system. The flexible, scalable electronics architecture (FlexSEA) developed for ...
  • Lin, Dori Tung-Yun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Remote communication has become part of our daily lives. Technology plays a decisive role in filling the gap caused by discrepancies in time and space between us and the people we want to reach. However, the level of ...
  • Hemsley, Robert Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis outlines the design, development and evaluation of a computer vision framework known as Flow. Flow utilizes a wearable head mounted camera to observe user interactions, providing recognition of objects, locations, ...
  • Zuckerman, Oren, 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    It is not easy to understand the dynamics underlying everyday life. The change around us is so ubiquitous; the processes governing change are invisible; the relationships between cause & effect are usually disconnected in ...
  • Yao, Lining (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    In this document we introduce FocalSpace, a video conferencing system that helps users focus on the foreground by diminishing the background through synthetic blur effects. The system can dynamically recognize the relevant ...
  • Gottlieb, Alexis Hope (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    News is important. It gives us the information we need to make decisions, provides common ground to share with others around us, and helps us become global citizens. However, there are many important stories we shy away ...
  • Borovoy, Richard Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    Creating common ground in a community of people who do not all know each other is a chicken-and-egg problem: members do not share enough common ground to support the kinds of conversations that help build it. "Folk Computing" ...
  • Wexelblat, Alan Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Sachs, David Matthew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis discusses the design and implementation of ARMadillo, a simple virtual environment interface in the form of a small wireless device that is worn on the forearm. Designed to be portable, intuitive, and low cost, ...
  • Mothersill, Philippa (Philippa Jane) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    We have an unconscious understanding of the meaning of different physical objects through our extensive interactions with them. Designers can extend and adapt pre-existing symbolic meanings through the design of these ...
  • Salzberg, Shaun (Shaun David) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    I have designed, built, and evaluated three devices to encourage informal interactions in the workplace. Previous research has found that such interactions can lead to increased idea cross-flow, creativity, productivity, ...
  • Chesnais, Pascal Roger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    Social constructionism is a term used to describe systems where individuals take an active role in development that can enhance their community's social setting. This thesis asks, "What is the role of communication ...
  • Hadis, Martín, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    Telling stories about a family's common past solidifies its sense of community, and enriches member's sense of identity and belonging. In preindustrial times this information flowed orally thanks to continuous and prolonged ...
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