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Submitted by Gary Natriello on Mon, 2016-06-27 11:54

As we work on reconfiguring the fifth floor as a healthier environment, we might want to consider this variation on a treadmill desk. Be sure to scroll down for information on others working from this design.

Submitted by Gary Natriello on Mon, 2016-05-16 08:06

Take a look at this installation highlighting the power of sound and light to create an environment. This is an interesting example for us to consider as we use sound and light to shape the Learning Theater environment.

Submitted by Gary Natriello on Fri, 2016-05-13 20:16

As we look for some great tools for the Learning Theater, we might want to consider RapID, a low latency rfid framework developed by Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon. The framework is described in a technical paper and demonstrated in the video below.

Submitted by Gary Natriello on Sat, 2016-03-26 09:12

If you are looking for a bit of inspiration check out this beautiful video that follows the making of a work bench.

So you don't miss the quote that appears at 8 seconds in, I am including it here:

“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”

― Francis of Assisi

Submitted by Gary Natriello on Sat, 2016-02-27 12:30

As we think about tools for the Learning Theater to enhance the learning experience we might want to consider the capacities available through Project Tango.

What do you think we might gain by having location aware tools in the theater space?

What event or research applications might be enhanced by this approach?

How might we use the Project Tangle tools to map the theater space?

Submitted by Gary Natriello on Fri, 2016-02-26 08:18

The IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) will be held at Teachers College from August 26 to August 31.

Complete details, including options for papers, workshops, and demonstrations, are available at http://ro-man2016.org

Submitted by Gary Natriello on Tue, 2015-06-30 06:37

To get ready for our July 1 EdLab Seminar where we will consider ways to re-design the EdLab Seminar, it is important for everyone to read "On Seminars, Rituals, and Cowboys" by Richard Quantz.

This article is from the Teachers College Record and is available online at:


Please read this BEFORE coming to the seminar!

Please be sure to MARKUP the article as you read it and be sure to BRING the article with you to the seminar.

Submitted by Gary Natriello on Mon, 2015-05-04 07:55

Microsoft has released tools for using Kinect to build a holodeck. This seems like an interesting opportunity both for the EdLab and for the Learning Theater.

Submitted by Gary Natriello on Fri, 2015-01-09 13:33

We have been thinking about white boards for the fourth floor and for the library more generally. One option that seems worth considering is the new Betabook that is currently running a Kickstarter campaign.

For more information, check out the betabook collection on vimeo:

What do you think of using betabook for design events?

Can you imagine offering a maker workshop where TC students create betabooks using covers from soon to be discarded library books?

Can you see other ways to use these types of portable personal whiteboards?