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    • Enabling, modeling and interconnecting active community publishers 

      Turpeinen, Marko Sakari, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
      Over the past four years the research described in this thesis has enabled community groups to become collaborative content producers on the Internet. These groups use computer-mediated networking to publish their stories ...
    • Encoding data into physical objects with digitally fabricated textures 

      Rich, Travis (Travis Sebastian) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      This thesis presents and outlines a system for encoding physical passive objects with deterministic surface features that contain identifying information about that object. The goal of such work is to take steps towards a ...
    • Encouraging the expression of the unspeakable : influence and agency in a robotic creature 

      Knouf, Nicholas A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      The boundary between subject and object is becoming ever-the-more blurred by the creation of new types of computational objects. Especially when these objects take the form of robotic creatures do we get to question the ...
    • End-user modification and correction of home activity recognition 

      Burns, Edward E. (Edward Eugene) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Sensor-enabled computer systems capable of recognizing specific activities taking place in the home may enable a host of "context-aware" applications such as health monitoring, home automation, remote presence, and on-demand ...
    • Engineering serendipity : Terra Incognita and other strange encounters with global news 

      Kanarinka (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      There is a significant body of research that shows that people tend to congregate with others like them and favor information that confirms their existing views. With declining global news coverage and the rise of personalized ...
    • Enhanced modeling : real-time simulation and modeling of graph based problems on interactive workbenches 

      Chak, Daniel, 1980- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      This thesis presents a methodology and framework for designing systems that apply real-time simulation of computational models throughout the modeling and parameter modification stages of problem solving for graph based ...
    • Enhancing children's educational television with design rationales and justifications 

      Lackner, Tamara M. (Tamara Magda), 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
      This research involves creating a system that provides parents with tools and information to help children learn from television. Children who converse with their parents during television viewing are better able to evaluate ...
    • Enhancing distributed collaboration using sociometric feedback 

      Kim, Taemie Jung (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      Distributed collaboration is often more challenging than co-located collaboration as many of the social signals become lost in computer-mediated communication. I propose a system that improves the performance of distributed ...
    • Ensemble : fluency and embodiment for robots acting with humans 

      Hoffman, Guy, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This thesis is concerned with the notion of fluency in human-robot interaction (HRI), exploring cognitive mechanisms for robotic agents that would enable them to overcome the stop-and-go rigidity present in much of HRI to ...
    • The equipped explorer : virtual reality as a medium for learning 

      Greenwald, Scott Wilkins (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      What opportunities does virtual reality offer to improve the way we learn? In this thesis, I investigate the ways that constructivist approaches, in particular exploratory and experiential learning, can be uniquely supported ...
    • eRadio : empowerment through community Web radio 

      Gomez-Monroy, Carla, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      The eRadio project proposes to be an effective aid to increase interaction and reduce alienation among the members of dispersed communities by using a holistic approach to participatory and interactive web radio-production, ...
    • Escher's World : learning mathematics and design in a digital studio 

      Shaffer, David Williamson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
    • Essence : olfactory interfaces for unconscious influence of mood and cognitive performance 

      Amores Fernandez, Judith (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Our sense of smell is perhaps the most pervasive of all senses, as it has the ability to evoke memories and emotions in a vivid and subtle manner. While olfactory communication is one of the most basic methods of communication, ...
    • Estimation of ground reaction force and zero moment point on a powered ankle-foot prosthesis 

      Martinez Villalpando, Ernesto Carlos (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Commercially available ankle-foot prostheses are passive when in contact with the ground surface, and thus, their mechanical properties remain fixed across different terrains and walking speeds. The passive nature of these ...
    • Evaluating civic technology design for citizen empowerment 

      Graeff, Erhardt (Erhardt Charles) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Civic technology should empower us as citizens. Despite its breadth as a field, civic technology often takes its lead from Silicon Valley companies that espouse design goals potentially hazardous to participatory democracy. ...
    • Event-centric Twitter photo summarization 

      Wen, Chung-Lin, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      We develop a novel algorithm based on spectral geometry that summarize a photo collection into a small subset that represents the collection well. While the definition for a good summarization might not be unique, we focus ...
    • EventMinder : a personal calendar assistant that understands events 

      Smith, Dustin Arthur (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      Calendar applications do not understand calendar entries. This limitation prevents them from offering the range of assistance that can be provided by a human personal assistant. Understanding calendar entries is a difficult ...
    • Every sign of life 

      Gerasimov, Vadim, 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      Every Sign of Life introduces an approach to and motivational schema for personal health monitoring. It is an exploration of how to make information collected by personal health-monitoring devices fun and engaging, and ...
    • Everyday storytelling : supporting the mediated expression of online personal testimony 

      Kelliher, Aisling Geraldine Mary, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      Personal stories make our experiences memorable over time. Transforming our fragmentary memories into shareable narratives helps us to understand and communicate who we are as individual and social beings. This thesis ...
    • Evolving visual routines 

      Johnson, Michael Patrick, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)