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  • Chris Piuggi 8:51 am on May 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Easy Edibles 

    “Urban farming… is a composition of many different activities like gardening, staple food production, gathering, hunting, and even urban forestry often combined with food production.”3 Pushing towards an urban agriculture system will allow for delivery of a better quality of produce and leave a smaller impact on the environment due to less shipping. This would in turn create better access to fresher produce at cheaper prices. The problem is that with our current infrastructure its very difficult for people to get involved into urban agriculture. Community farms are limited and small, and roof-top gardening is not accessible to the majority of an urban population. So how then can individual households contribute to the growing need for urban agriculture?  By growing in their living spaces. This is unappealing to many urbanities, because of two main reasons, first indoor cultivation is too complex (in regards to knowledge and time required), secondly the majority of urbanities lack an adequate space in which to grow vegetables. In order to facilitate a grass roots culture of urban farmers to begin to take the strain off of the current agriculture model, an easy to use system which takes up limited space must be provided.

    Easy Edibles is an effortless home hydroponic system which maximized limited space for indoor gardening; it simplifies home hydroponics by feeding and cleaning itself while growing organic vegetables, with limited maintenance. 


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  • thisisvictorkim 3:57 am on May 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Victor Kim Final Post 

    Don Music is a audio/visual performance that utilizes a MaxMSP patch to trigger Sesame Street video samples in a musical way.  It is also the stepping stone for more a/v performances.

    Here is my final paper

    All my research for this project can be found from March 24th onward:

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  • hilalkoyuncu 2:43 am on May 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    TED 

    T.E.D.  is a line of therapeutic empathetic dolls that diagnose and reduce anxiety levels of the user.

    Pranayama is the first design of the series, it detects the stress levels of the user via a GSR sensor embedded in its palms and it provides the user with suitable breathing routines by generating pulses of light and vibration set to specific frequencies.

    Here lies the final paper.

    And here is a video that demonstrates how Pranayama functions.

    And here is the relevant blog posts about the research and process:

    http://makingtoys.net/author/hilalkoyuncu/

     
  • breegeek 1:28 am on May 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    GluPet Final 

    GluPet is a virtual pet living inside a diabetic child’s glucometer that encourages frequent blood-glucose testing, incentivizes good diabetes control, and makes the complicated disease a little less frightening.

    Final Paper is available here (PDF)

    Related links to GluPet’s progress:

    2011/04/28/on-glupiter

    2011/04/21/pres-as-pdf/

    2011/04/03/glucogame-character-sketches/

    2011/03/31/prior-art-search-1/

    2011/03/28/prototypes-for-two-projects/

    Research

    2011/04/11/popular-meters/

    2011/04/05/didget/

    2011/04/04/feedback-for-glucogame/

    2011/04/04/glucogame/

    2011/04/03/more-glucogame-prior-art/

     
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