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    • WaaZam! : supporting creative play at a distance in customized video environments 

      Hunter, Seth E (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      This thesis presents the design, implementation and evaluation of WaaZam, a telepresence system for families that supports social engagement through creative play in a unified video space. The goal of the project is to ...
    • WAVESworld, a testbed for constructing 3D semi-autonomous animated characters 

      Johnson, Michael Boyle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
    • Wearable computing and contextual awareness 

      Starner, Thad (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
      Computer hardware continues to shrink in size and increase in capability. This trend has allowed the prevailing concept of a computer to evolve from the mainframe to the minicomputer to the desktop. Just as the physical ...
    • Who's got game (theory)? 

      Blankinship, Erik Jackson, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Many players enjoy the challenge of outwitting computer opponents in strategy games. Devising strategies to defeat a computer opponent may enhance certain cognitive skills (e.g., analysis, evaluation, planning). This thesis ...
    • The world as a palette : painting with attributes of the environment 

      Ryokai, Kimiko, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      To create everyday art monuments through which we express ourselves--whether in the form of a self-portrait or a life-story--is human nature. Our drive to do so is evident in the natural artistry of young children--representing ...
    • World music technology : culturally sensitive strategies for automatic music prediction 

      Sarkar, Mihir, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Music has been shown to form an essential part of the human experience-every known society engages in music. However, as universal as it may be, music has evolved into a variety of genres, peculiar to particular cultures. ...