Imagination that transcends class divides!
Vision and demos.
Earliest works on Physical interactions with digital displays done in the Crossing Project, 2001.
Understanding how group learning and composition based on shared media works.
Some of the World's
early research on Physical Interactions with Virtual Learning Media
VRINDAVAN CHILDREN’S KIOSK:
PHYSICAL-VIRTUAL LEARNING MEDIA
Presented at ICHIM Paris, Louvre, 2003
Global Forum, Rome, 2003
This project explores a new creative medium for children to compose maps and representations of Vrindavan, India, by creating a composite media comprising of both physical-tactile and digital multimedia elements.
This new media provides a valid alternative to the typewriter keyboard and mouse based interaction, typical of contemporary computing systems. Combining ‘display’ and ‘interface’, this media provides children with a tactile interface to interact with computing representations. Working with children from Vrindavan, the project developed new media that allowed children to generate a map of their city and create links to its spaces and interpretations.
This project illustrates valuable alternatives to GUI and learning tools for developing nations.
Supported by Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, and Hewlett Packard, Bangalore.
A map composition tool with physical objects that specify parameters of city elements.
Children's visions of computer tools
Workshops with children on the design of new computer kiosks for community sharing and learning. Long before the share button became popular!!!