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The American Museum of Natural History is offering an immersive program on Mars on August 1st that seems very relevant to our work on the Learning Theater launch program.  Equally or even more interesting is Open Space, an open source interactive data visualization software tool that supp...
We have been exploring the possibilities of creating lighting scenarios that are more natural than the typical indoor lighting patterns available in most places. A particularly appealing option is something that approximates the lighting pattern on a forest floor on a sunny day where the sunlight is filtered through various layers of tree branches and leaves.  A new product, 
Carnival Cruise Lines is introducing a new shipwide technology platform to provide a more personalized and tech enabled experience for passengers.  The new system placed sensors and video screens throughout the ship. Passengers are issued personal medallions that allow the system to know where they are and customize the immediate environment based on...
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Bathroom DJ is one of the many accessories we offer to enhance the Learning Theater experience. On June 8th LT will be hosting the TC Board of Trustees and the theme is
I came across this playful product on the internet, called Catchbox, which is a microphone in a plush box that you can throw. It makes people throw the microphone to each other, so they literally bounce ideas off each other. I think it's a lovely idea and would be interested in seeing how this gesture/action might influence a learning experience. I think it can be useful in the Learning Theater as well. What are your thoughts? 
The team that worked on Microsoft's IllumiRoom has moved on to Lightform where they will be launching a new lightweight projection mapping system this summer.  What would you use this flexible image mapping system for in the Learning Theater?
This little Sony Experia projector turns any surface into a touch surface.  What might we use these for in the Learning Theater?  
At the EdLab Seminar on April 5 we took on the challenge of designing a mobile carrier for our round wooden tables in the Learning Theater.  The challenge was to design something that would allow a single table to be moved from floor to floor via the elevator athough some seminar participants also considered ways to store a set of tables.  The share outs in this video capture the highlights of the group's work.
Check out this video on Classroom 2.0 and the accompanying story that outlines some of the major features of the recently (and quietly) released 2.0 version of Apple's Classroom.  By allowing for more decentralized coordination of a set of iPads, this version suggests some use cases that might be more in line with the things we want to do in the EdL...
One of the potential research projects I want to tackle in the coming months is on immigrant students (and maybe refugee students) and how they direct their own learning. There is an often held belief that children of immigrants (especially first generation) often have high academic attainment. The phenomenon, dubbed the “immigrant paradox,” looks at some of its underlying reasons such as grit and motivation. However, Professor Cynthia Feliciano at UC Irvine argues that there is a more compelling reason for immigrant student success: that immigrants simply work their way into the social cla...