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  • Coelho, Marcelo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    At the boundary between people, objects and spaces, we encounter a broad range of surfaces. Their properties perform functional roles such as permeability, comfort or illumination, while conveying information such as an ...
  • Sano, Akane (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis carries out a series of studies and develops a methodology and tools to measure and analyze ambulatory physiological, behavioral and social data from wearable sensors and mobile phones with trait data such as ...
  • Patten, James McMichael, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis presents a new type of human-computer interface based on mechanical constraints that combines some of the tactile feedback and affordances of mechanical systems with the abstract computational power of modern ...
  • Torpey, Peter Alexander (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Media Scores provide a theoretical and technical means to orchestrate multiple modalities in the creation of expressive works of art and performance. New technologies afford numerous opportunities to tell stories and create ...
  • Davis, Marc Eliot (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Mazalek, Alexandra, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    As digital entertainment applications evolve, there is a need for new kinds of platforms that can support sociable media interactions for everyday consumers. This thesis demonstrates an extensible method and sensing framework ...
  • Arroyo Acosta, Ernesto, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Multitasking environments cause people to be interrupted constantly, often disrupting their ongoing activities and impeding reaching their goals. This thesis presents a disruption reducing approach designed to support the ...
  • DeVaul, Richard W. (Richard Wayne), 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    This thesis documents a body of wearable computing research surrounding the development of the Memory Glasses, a new type of proactive memory support technology. The Memory Glasses combines features of existing memory ...
  • Zinman, Aaron Robert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Every day, millions of people encounter strangers online. We read their medical advice, buy their products, and ask them out on dates. Yet our views of them are very limited; we see individual communication acts rather ...
  • Talei Franzesi, Giovanni (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Neuronal action potentials ('spikes') are thought to be the fundamental units of information in the brain, hence the ability to record them and to understand their genesis is crucial to our comprehension of the biological ...
  • Brooks, Kevin Michael, 1958- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Young, Diana S. (Diana Santos), 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Virtuosic bowed string performance in many ways exemplifies the incredible potential of human physical performance and expression. Today, a great deal is known about the physics of the violin family and those factors ...
  • Prakash, Manu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    In this thesis, I propose a new paradigm in computing where bits can simultaneously transport and manipulate materials and information. Information representation is invariably physical. Though this insight is fundamental ...
  • Kong, David Sun, 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The ability to synthesize custom de novo DNA constructs rapidly, accurately, and inexpensively is highly desired by researchers, as synthetic genes and longer DNA constructs are enabling to numerous powerful applications ...
  • Maguire, Yael G., 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    This thesis explores spin manipulation, fabrication techniques and boundary conditions of electromagnetism to bridge the macroscopic and microscopic worlds of biology, chemistry and electronics. This work is centered around ...
  • Barry, Barbara A. (Barbara Ann), 1967- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    In the practice of documentary creation, a videographer performs an elaborate balancing act between observing the world, deciding what to record, and understanding the implications of the recorded material, all with respect ...
  • Chung, Jaewoo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    People can easily become mindless in their decision-making and become disengaged from their surroundings when their actions depend on information and guidance from an assistive technology. Research has shown how automated ...
  • Ađalgeirsson, Sigurđur Örn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    As robots move out of factory floors and into human environments, out from safe barricaded workstations to operating in close proximity with people, they will increasingly be expected to understand and coordinate with basic ...
  • Pan, Pengkai, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    This thesis develops techniques and methods that extend the art and craft of storytelling, and in particular enable the creation of mobile cinema. Stories are always constrained by the medium in which they are told and the ...
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