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Imagination that transcends class divides!

Vision and demos.

Ranjit makkuni, shows one of teh fiirst tactile computing interfaces, Indian design.

Earliest works on Physical interactions with digital displays done in the Crossing Project, 2001.

ranjit makkuni conducts design workshop with unerpriveleged children in Brindavan

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.

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Children's visions.

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Children's workshop in Brindavan, Ranjit Makkuni


Children's visions of computer tools

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Workshops with children on the design of new computer kiosks for community sharing and learning. Long before the share button became popular!!!

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Ranjit Makkuni Multimedia Design, Self driving kiosk, 2002, Brindavan community Kiosk project

A robotic self driving kiosk,

circa 2002.

Prototype Community Bulletin Board

A robotic self driving kiosk, circa 2002.

Ranjit Makkuni Multimedia Design, Self driving kiosk, 2002, Brindavan community Kiosk project
Ranjit Makkuni Multimedia Design, Self driving kiosk, 2002, Brindavan community Kiosk project
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