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    • Object-based audio capture : separating acoustically-mixed sounds 

      Westner, Alexander George, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
    • Observation-based expectation generation and response for behavior-based artificial creatures 

      Kline, Christopher John, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
      This thesis seeks to address the incorporation of a low-level cognitive ability into reactive, behavior-based artificial intelligence architectures. Specifically, it addresses the need to generate short-term, observation-based ...
    • The observatory : designing data-driven decision making tools 

      Simoes, Alexander James Gaspar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Creative usages of graphics to encode information date back to at least the beginnings of the industrial revolution. It is also around that same time that a gap between the wealthiest of nations and least begins to develop. ...
    • OCA : a device interconnection platform for context-aware transformable environments 

      Pereira Silva, Lucas Cassiano (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      It is inevitable that personal architectural environments in the future will contain dozens, if not hundreds, of connected devices that will require human control. Currently, most interactions involve standalone devices, ...
    • On electric owls : implicit life-stories of robots and their impact on human empathy 

      Nandy, Palash (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Robots are moving from factories to people's homes taking on the roles of artificial pets, tutors and companions. If we are to have emotionally engaging robots, we must understand how we can design robots that people feel ...
    • On-site autonomous fabrication at architectural scales 

      Cai, Levi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Recent developments in digital fabrication tools and materials have pushed how fast, how well, and in what forms products can be made. The construction industry has been interested in using these automated technologies, ...
    • Online learning webs : designing support structures for online communities 

      Fernando, Champika (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      This thesis explores how we can design online learning communities to better support connections to the people and resources beginners need when learning to program. I describe and analyze the design and implementation of ...
    • OnObject : programming of physical objects for gestural interaction 

      Chung, Keywon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs) have fueled our imagination about the future of computational user experience by coupling physical objects and activities with digital information. Despite their conceptual popularity, TUIs ...
    • OnTheRun : a location-based exercise game 

      Donahoe, Matthew (Matthew Joseph) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      Going for a run is a great way to get exercise and feel rejuvenated, but it can also get repetitive and boring. In contrast, digital games can be very engaging and addictive but traditionally force players to be physically ...
    • Open government information awareness 

      McKinley, Ryan, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      In the United States, there is a widening gap between a citizen's ability to monitor his or her government and the government's ability to monitor a citizen. Average citizens have limited access to important government ...
    • Open source estrogen : from biomolecules to biopolitics... hormones with institutional biopower! 

      Tsang, Mary (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      A collaborative, interdisciplinary research project, Open Source Estrogen combines biohacking and speculative design to demonstrate the entrenched ways in which estrogen is a biomolecule with institutional biopower. It is ...
    • OpenIR [Open Infrared] : enhancing environmental monitoring through accessible remote sensing, in Indonesia and beyond 

      Ducao, Arlene (Arlene Brigoli) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      As the human landscape changes ever more rapidly, environmental change accelerates. Much environmental information is publicly available as infrared satellite data. However, for the general user, this information is difficult ...
    • OpenSpace : enhancing social awareness at the workplace 

      Kaur, Ishwinder (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      Social awareness in the workspace has been a classical architectural problem that has been tackled in various ways-ranging from architectural ways, such as the design of building atria, to technological ways, like connecting ...
    • Opportunistic, collaborative and synchronized, proximal device ecology 

      Toledano, Eyal (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      CoSync is an on-device software framework for coordinating proximal consumer electronic devices in order to create a synchronized, opportunistic and collaborative device ecology. The CoSync device ecology combines multiple ...
    • Optical turntable as an interface for musical performance 

      Pashenkov, Nikita, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      This thesis proposes a model of creative activity on the computer incorporating the elements of programming, graphics, sound generation, and physical interaction. An interface for manipulating these elements is suggested, ...
    • Optimization of transverse flux motor for utilization in bionic joints 

      Taylor, Cameron Roy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Though there have been remarkable advances in powered prosthesis technology over the past decade, design limitations of commercial electric motors are one of the main bottlenecks in meeting critical device requirements, ...
    • Opus : exploring publication data through visualizations 

      Almalki, Almaha Adnan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Scientific managers need to understand the impact of the research they support since they are required to evaluate researchers and their work for funding and promotional purposes. Yet, most of the online tools available ...
    • Organic information design 

      Fry, Benjamin Jotham, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
      Design techniques for static information are well understood, their descriptions and discourse thorough and well-evolved. But these techniques fail when dynamic information is considered. There is a space of highly complex ...
    • Out of network : technologies to connect with strangers 

      Brueckner, Sophia (Sophia Agnes) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Popular connective technologies are supposed to save us time and simplify our lives, but instead we are more overwhelmed and scattered than ever. These same technologies promised to help keep us close to our friends and ...
    • Painterly interfaces for audiovisual performance 

      Levin, Golan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
      This thesis presents a new computer interface metaphor for the real-time and simultaneous performance of dynamic imagery and sound. This metaphor is based on the idea of an inexhaustible, infinitely variable, time-based, ...