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    • Social catalysts : embracing communication in mediated spaces 

      Karahalios, Kyratso G., 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      Mediated communication between public spaces is a relatively new concept. One current example of this interaction is video conferencing among people within the same organization. Large scale video-conferencing walls have ...
    • Social construction and the inner city : design environments for social development and urban renewal 

      Shaw, Alan Clinton (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
    • Social evolution : opinions and behaviors in face-to-face networks 

      Madan, Anmol P. (Anmol Prem Prakash) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Exposure to new ideas and opinions, and their diffusion within social networks, are important questions in education, business, and government. However until recently there has been no method to automatically capture ...
    • Social fMRI : measuring and designing social mechanisms using mobile phones 

      Aharony, Nadav (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      A key challenge of data-driven social science is the gathering of high quality multi-dimensional datasets. A second challenge relates to the design and execution of social experiments in the real world that are as reliable ...
    • Social inductive biases for reinforcement learning 

      Adjodah, Dhaval D. K.(Adjodlah, Dhaval Dhamnidhi Kumar) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      How can we build machines that collaborate and learn more seamlessly with humans, and with each other? How do we create fairer societies? How do we minimize the impact of information manipulation campaigns, and fight back? ...
    • Socially guided machine learning 

      Thomaz, Andrea Lockerd (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Social interaction will be key to enabling robots and machines in general to learn new tasks from ordinary people (not experts in robotics or machine learning). Everyday people who need to teach their machines new things ...
    • Sound from ultrasound : the parametric array as an audible sound source 

      Pompei, F. Joseph (Frank Joseph), 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      A parametric array exploits the nonlinearity of the propagation medium to emit or detect acoustic waves in a spatially versatile manner, permitting concise, narrow directivity patterns otherwise possible only with physically ...
    • Speaking on the record 

      Shankar, Tara Michelle Rosenberger, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Reading and writing have become the predominant way of acquiring and expressing intellect in Western culture. Somewhere along the way, the ability to write has become completely identified with intellectual power, creating ...
    • State discovery for autonomous learning 

      Ivanov, Yuri A., 1967- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      This thesis is devoted to the study of algorithms for early perceptual learning for an autonomous agent in the presence of feedback. In the framework of associative perceptual learning with indirect supervision, three ...
    • Sto(ry)chastics : a Bayesian network architecture for combined user modeling, sensor fusion, and computational storytelling for interactive spaces 

      Sparacino, Flavia, 1965- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      This thesis presents a mathematical framework for real-time sensor-driven stochastic modeling of story and user-story interaction, which I call sto(ry)chastics. Almost all sensor-driven interactive entertainment, art, and ...
    • Storied objects: design thinking with time 

      Lee, Hyun-Yeul. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      The traditional approach to the design of everyday objects is articulated by form and function. This thesis aims to model an approach to design thinking that extends the praxis of form and function to include the expression ...
    • StoryScape : fun technology for supporting learning, language and social engagement through story craft 

      Eckhardt, Micah Rye (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects approximately 1-in-68 persons and 1-in-42 boys. Challenges related to communication form a core characteristic of the ASD condition. ...
    • The structural determinants of media contagion 

      Marlow, Cameron Alexander, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Informal exchanges between friends, family and acquaintances play a crucial role in the dissemination of news and opinion. These casual interactions are embedded in a network of communication that spans our society, allowing ...
    • Structure out of sound 

      Hawley, Michael Jerome (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
    • The structure, perception and generation of musical patterns 

      Lefford, M. Nyssim, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      Structure distinguishes music from noise. When formulating that structure, musical artists rely on both mental representations and sensory perceptions to organize pitch, rhythm, harmony, timbre and dynamics into musical ...
    • A substrate for accountable layered systems 

      Morgan, Bo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      A system built on a layered reflective cognitive architecture presents many novel and difficult software engineering problems. Some of these problems can be ameliorated by erecting the system on a substrate that implicitly ...
    • Synthetic social relationships for computational entities 

      Tomlinson, William Michael, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      Humans and many other animals form long term social relationships with each other. These relationships confer a variety of benefits upon us, both as individuals and as groups. Computational systems that can form social ...
    • Tangible interfaces for manipulating aggregates of digital information 

      Ullmer, Brygg Anders (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      This thesis develops new approaches for people to physically represent and interact with aggregates of digital information. These support the concept of Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs), a genre of human-computer interaction ...
    • Technological fluency and the art of motorcycle maintenance : emergent design of learning environments 

      Cavallo, David Paul (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
      The empirical basis of this thesis is a two-year project to bring new learning environments and methodologies to rural Thailand. Five theoretical and practical innovations are emphasized: 1. A new methodology of merging ...
    • Technological initiatives for social empowerment : design experiments in technology-supported youth participation and local civic engagements 

      Burd, Leo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      Never in history has the world seen so much discrepancy in wealth, power and living conditions. Believing that information and communication technologies can help address this issue, governments and funding organizations ...