5 days ago
We have often referred to the two pizza rule regarding the size of teams to maximize productivity.  This short piece provides a concise discussion of the issues regarding team size, communication, and productivity.
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...
Check out a new set of video clips of Disney's Avatar feature at Disney World's Animal Kingdom.  The use of projection provides some great examples of using environmental video to create immersive experiences.  Although their plants are a bit more colorful than ours, there are other obvious similarities.
23 days ago
Brooklyn based nArchitects created an award winning design for a library for Shanghai organized around the metaphor of library as home with a set of environments - patio, living room, atelier, study - to welcome people ...
Researchers at CMU have developed a low cost method of turning just about any surface of any size into a touch sensitive device. Check out this overview:For more details, see the presentation at CHI 2017:
2 months ago
As artificial intelligence becomes a more important part of the sytems we rely on for conducting business, the need for standards to guarantee accountability will grow.  A recent article reviews both the approach to such accountability adopted by IBM and the...
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...