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    • Media tables : an extensible method for developing multi-user media interaction platforms for shared spaces 

      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 ...
    • Mediated atmospheres : context-aware adaptive lighting and multimodal media environments 

      Zhao, Nan, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      This dissertation introduces a controller for a context-aware office space that seamlessly and continuously transforms itself to support the activities of its occupants. Properties of the workspace, such as light, sound, ...
    • Mediating disruption in human-computer interaction from implicit metrics of attention 

      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 ...
    • The memory glasses : wearable computing for just-in-time memory support 

      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 ...
    • Mesoscale activated states gate spiking in the awake brain 

      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 ...
    • Metalinear cinematic narrative : theory, process, and tool 

      Brooks, Kevin Michael, 1958- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
      Media entertainment technology is evolving rapidly. From radio to broadcast television to cable television, from motion picture film to the promise of digital video disks, as the media evolves, so do the stories told over ...
    • A methodology for investigation of bowed string performance through measurement of violin bowing technique 

      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 ...
    • Microfluidic bubble logic 

      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 ...
    • Microfluidic gene synthesis 

      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 ...
    • Microslots : scalable electromagnetic instrumentation 

      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 ...
    • Mind-theoretic planning for social robots 

      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 ...
    • Mindful documentary 

      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 ...
    • Mindful navigation with guiding light : design considerations for projector based indoor navigation assistance system 

      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 ...
    • Mobile cinema 

      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 ...
    • Modal matching : a method for describing, comparing, and manipulating digital signals 

      Sclaroff, Stanley Edward (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
    • Modeling and analysis of affective influences on human experience, prediction, decision making, and behavior 

      Ahn, Hyungil, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Subjective and affective elements are well-known to influence human decision making. This dissertation presents a theoretical and empirical framework on how human decision makers' subjective experience and affective ...
    • Modeling spatial and temporal textures 

      Liu, Fang, 1962- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
    • Modeling the structure of collective intelligence 

      Dong, Wen, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      The human problem solution process has attracted an increasing amount of interest among educators, managers, computer scientists and others. However, the discussion of the subject has suffered from the lack of stochastic ...
    • Molecular design of ordering transitions in block copolymers 

      Ruzette, Anne-Valérie G. (Anne-Valérie Geneviève) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
      The tendency of block copolymers (BCP's) to microphase separate at the molecular level, producing a wide array of ordered nanostructures, is of particular interest from an engineering standpoint due to the unique mechanical, ...