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    • Back talk : an auditory environment for co-presence in television viewing 

      Colaç̦o, Andrea B. (Andrea Brazilin Immaculate Danielle) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Video content is being consumed in a host of new ways - viewers are no longer restricted to same-time or same-place viewing. However, the experience of watching content with a group is inherently a sociable one, and often ...
    • Beat Browser 

      Goldenson, Jeffrey D (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      Beat Browser is a music browsing environment that delivers immediate audio feedback while browsing arbitrarily large music collections. The goal of Beat Browser is to give users a sense of exploring "live" and continuous ...
    • Behavioral kinetic sculpture 

      Reas, Casey (Casey Edwin), 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
      As we enter the 21st century our culture has been significantly changed by the arrival of the internet and the proliferation personal computing and digital communications. As the decades progress, we will find ourselves ...
    • Behind the screens : digital storytelling as a tool for reflective practice 

      Hlubinka, Michelle Iva, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      Too often, learners in constructionist learning environments stop too early in their design process. They imagine what is possible and then realize their vision, but they don't reflect on the results-that is, they don't ...
    • Beyond input devices : a new conceptual framework for the design of physical-digital objects 

      Gorbet, Matthew G. (Matthew Grant), 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
    • Beyond the lens : communicating context through sensing, video, and visualization 

      Dublon, Gershon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      Responding to rapid growth in sensor network deployments that outpaces research efforts to understand or relate the new data streams, this thesis presents a collection of interfaces to sensor network data that encourage ...
    • Beyond visualization : designing interfaces to contextualize geospatial data 

      Luescher, Samuel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      The growing sensor data collections about our environment have the potential to drastically change our perception of the fragile world we live in. To make sense of such data, we commonly use visualization techniques, ...
    • A Bicycle Electric Assist Unit 

      Petron, Arthur J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      The BEAU is an electric-assist bicycle system that is completely self-contained within the rear wheel. The purpose of approaching a electric-assist bicycle in this manner is two-fold: simplifying the device and opening the ...
    • BiDi screen : depth and lighting aware interaction and display 

      Hirsch, Matthew Waggener (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      In this thesis, I describe a new type of interactive display that supports both on-screen multi-touch interactions and off-screen hover-based gestures. This BiDirectional (BiDi) screen, capable of both image capture and ...
    • Bikebump : collective urban design 

      Sakai, Yasushi, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Present urban planning issues require to involve the public in the urban design process, and this slow and complicated process remains the primary domain of expert planners and consultants. Although there have been many ...
    • Biologically-inspired robots for stage performance 

      Dong, Wei, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Stage performances present many challenges and opportunities in the field of robotics. Onstage robots not only have to function flawlessly, they must interact convincingly with their human counterparts and adhere to a rigid ...
    • BioResonant interfaces : tangible, subliminal biofeedback to regulate physiological states 

      Choi, Kyung Yun. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      This thesis introduces BioResonant interfaces, which bidirectionally communicate with the user's body to provide information on their physiological state. This facilitates regulation of their stress levels and ultimately ...
    • A body-grounded kinesthetic haptic device for virtual reality 

      Calvo, Andres (Andres Alejandre) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Kinesthetic haptic devices can make us feel that we are touching or holding objects that are not actually there by applying a force directly onto a user's body. As a corollary of Newton's third law, these devices are ...
    • Boycott Toolkit : collaborative research for collective economic action 

      Levinger, Joshua Sable (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Many modern social movements advocate boycotts as a mechanism to pursue social change. However, these campaigns are often broad in scope and limited to committed activists as potential adherents. This thesis describes a ...
    • Brain-controlled interface for the motile control of spermatozoa : a biopolitical feminist work 

      Liu, Anne (Anne Ani) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Acknowledging and reflecting upon the cultural and scientific discourses that shape the notions the female body, this thesis presents a biopolitical feminist work in which a woman controls the motility of spermatozoa through ...
    • Bricoleur : creative learning through video and computation 

      Hickey, Sean(Sean Michael) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      In his theory of constructionism, Seymour Papert asserted the importance of bricolage in the learning process. Papert defined bricolage as "a style of organizing work that can be described as negotiational rather than ...
    • BrightBeat : effortlessly influencing breathing for cultivating calmness and focus 

      Ghandeharioun, Asma (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      There are many health-related risks associated with chronic stress. One approach for addressing this issue comes from strengthening inside self-regulation abilities rather than eliminating outside sources of stress. However, ...
    • The broadcast marketplace : Designing a more efficient local marketplace for goods and services 

      Blackshaw, Matthew (Matthew Andrew) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Today's online marketplaces for goods and services are imperfect. Participants make an initial post expressing their intention to buy or sell an object, but all offers on this post are private. These offers can be seen as ...
    • Bug vision : experiments in low resolution vision 

      Rahimi, Ali, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
      Tracking multiple people using cameras is similar to the well-studied problem of tracking multiple radar or sonar echoes. This thesis shows that current camera-based tracking algorithms convert each image in a video sequence ...
    • Building the big picture : enhanced resolution from coding 

      Kermode, Roger George, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)