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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 ...
    • Bayesian models for visual information retrieval 

      Vasconcelos, Nuno Miguel Borges de Pinho Cruz de (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
      This thesis presents a unified solution to visual recognition and learning in the context of visual information retrieval. Realizing that the design of an effective recognition architecture requires careful consideration ...
    • A Bayesian theory of mind approach to nonverbal communication for human-robot interactions : a computational formulation of intentional inference and belief manipulation 

      Lee, Jin Joo, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Much of human social communication is channeled through our facial expressions, body language, gaze directions, and many other nonverbal behaviors. A robot's ability to express and recognize the emotional states of people ...
    • 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 ...
    • Best of both worlds : issues of structure and agency in computational creation, in and out of school 

      Brennan, Karen A. (Karen Ann) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      We live in a computational culture - a culture in which we are surrounded by computational systems and interfaces, from social networks to banking infrastructure, to entertainment platforms, to transportation systems. This ...
    • 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 boundaries of paper : a gesture-sensing pen for interfacing physical content with digitally-augmented surfaces 

      Pao, Sheng-Ying (Sheng-Ying Aithne) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Humans are inherently creative and we have the desire to express and communicate. Pen and paper have been effective means of creation, expression, and communication for centuries. Today, technology increasingly permeates ...
    • 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 transparency : collective engagement in sustainable design 

      Bonanni, Leonardo Amerigo, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      For a timely answer to the question of sustainability, or how to provide for future generations, there needs to be shared accounting of our social and physical resources. Supply chain transparency makes it possible to map ...
    • 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 ...
    • Bidirectional gaze guiding and indexing in human-robot interaction through a situated architecture 

      DePalma, Nicholas Brian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      In this body of work, I present a situated and interactive agent perception system that can index into its world and, through a bidirectional exchange of referential gesture, direct its internal indexing system toward both ...
    • 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 ...
    • Bilateral exchanges in social networks and the design of public institutions 

      Mani, Ankur (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      In this thesis, I study bilateral exchanges in social networks. I integrate the market based approach in economics and network based approach in sociology. I also give a joint model of externalities and peer pressure in ...
    • 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 ...
    • The birth of a word 

      Roy, Brandon C. (Brandon Cain) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      A hallmark of a child's first two years of life is their entry into language, from first productive word use around 12 months of age to the emergence of combinatorial speech in their second year. What is the nature of early ...
    • The body parametric : abstraction of vocal and physical expression in performance 

      Nattinger, Elena Jessop (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Performing artists have frequently used technology to sense and extend the body's natural expressivity via live control of multimedia. However, the sophistication, emotional content, and variety of expression possible ...