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Blueink

Jen Lewin’s project page, including her thesis project, Butterfly. Jen’s documentation of her work is very thorough, including descriptions, schematics, code, notes on gears and motors, and much much more.

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A few Space Annotation Projects

Run by ITP alum Steve BullTag – Wireless game in Times SquareUrban Tapestries – “Public Authoring in the Wireless City” – space annotation project on a large scale…. but played in the streets, using SMS, webcams, and audio messaging.The Go Game – role playing games meet mobile phones.HipnTasty – Wireless entertainment apoplications aimed primarily at young womenHypertag – Bluetooth/IR tags for short-range transmission to mobile phones, used to annotate spaces.GPS Drawing – large scale drawing using GPS waypoints as dots in the drawing.GeoStickies – a space annotation project on cell phonesAT&T Find Friends – delivers location of friends based on their position in the cellular network.Thanks to Liz Goodman, Andrea Moed, and Aya Karpinska for the links.

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Internet0

Internet0 is an initiative at MIT, very like the Networked Objects class at ITP, but executed on a lower level of abstraction (i.e. all the engineeering is done from scratch, rather than using commercially available embedded net solutions).

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Chuck Genco

I’m really fond of Victorian style mechanisms, built in brass and dark woods. Chuck Genco’s work seems to be a great example of it, though I’ve never seen it in real life.

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ThinkCycle

From their mission statement:”ThinkCycle is an academic, non-profit initiative engaged in supporting distributed collaboration towards design challenges facing underserved communities and the environment. ThinkCycle seeks to create a culture of open source design innovation, with ongoing collaboration among individuals, communities and organizations around the world.”ThinkCycle provides a shared online space for designers, engineers, domain experts and stakeholders to discuss, exchange and construct ideas towards sustainable design solutions in critical problem domains.”Good stuff, well worth browsing through.

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