Syllabus & Overview

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First Class Bonsens Intro & Overview & DeVaul & Sungs Demos (see photos below) 14 February 2003

Second Class Eagles Reality Mining & Participant Experiment Proposals 21 February 2003

Third Class Pentlands Digital Anthropology vision, Chowdhurys SociometerShortcuts & Boves Object-Media 28 February 2003

Fourth Class Participant Project Proposals & Borovoys ThinkingTags / MemeTags / nTAGS 7 March 2003

Fifth Class Participant Project Updates & Sungs Biometric Capture Item & Benders Electronic Publishing & Information:Organized efforts 14 March 2003

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Sixth Class van Maanens Analog Anthropology 4 April 2003

Seventh Class Cummings PDA as Research Tool & NetVis 11 April 2003

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Student & Guest Participants

Instructor: sandy@media.mit.edu ~ TAs: jpbonsen@media.mit.edu, rich@media.mit.edu, nathan@media.mit.edu, msung@media.mit.edu

 

Class & Case Example Photos Below!

 

 

 

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MAS.966J / 15.970J Digital Anthropology : Technology Testbeds, Sociometrics, & Predictive Microcosms

 

Photos from Class Sessions

 

Students signing COUHES informed consent forms for the Reality Mining project & a stack of wearable Zauri PDAs with headsets

 

Jordan Gilliland of the Paperless Classroom project creating the digital signup sheet & digitally recording student introductions all around

 

Rich DeVaul demonstrating the MIThril wearable computer & component elements

 

Rich DeVaul comparing the benefits & limitations of our suite of wearables: the Sociometer ~ the Zauri ~ MIThril ~ various smartbadges

 

Mike Sung demonstrating a wearable biometric capture, telemetry, & visualization systems

 

Example wearable cameras, digital namebadges, voice recorders & the Zauri

 

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Nathan Eagle wearing a JABRA Bluetooth wireless mic describes his Reality Mining project & participants updating their Zauri

 

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Federica Busa expresses skepticism about Eagles Reality Mining initiative

 

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Lionel Asseraf asks presentor Michael Osofsky for clarification on his group-creativity project proposal

 

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Juan Carlo Barahona & Leo Villarreal describe their psychoanalysis & sociorobotics project proposals

 

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Michael Schrage asks Tim Panagos about his transcription project proposal

 

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Mike Bove describes several of his Object Media group projects

 

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Tanzeem Choudhury describes her Shortcuts project using Sociometers & Andrea Lockerd asks for clarification

 

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Rick Borovoy discussing his ThinkingTag & MemeTag projects & showing off his new nTAGs

 

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Showing how two nTAGs send IR infrared signals to each other

 

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Our Digital Anthropology class is controversial enough to provoke the slasher elements of society

 

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Mike Sung discussing the evolution of wearables & highlights the bio & psychometric-capture instrumentation specifically

 

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Mike Sung highlights the Hoarder Board and how it connects with Zauri

 

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Lionel Asseraf proposes using Zauri to provide participant feedback in Sloan classrooms; Sandy Pentland illustrates how to capture such feedback

 

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Walter Bender discusses his and Pascal Chesnaiss experience with Project Canard, an experiment in social constructionism

 

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Participants hashing out project details

 

 

Photos from Technology Testbeds throughout MIT

 

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Remote controlled classroom video camera & new architecture studio space

 

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Aero/Astro groupspace & digital wall configuration

 

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Ultra-reconfigurable space with everything on wheels, plugs everywher, wide open spaces, and all-rugged

 

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Aero/Astro presentation room & student feedback system

 

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Individual student answers clicked, aggregated, and visualized for fast faculty feedback

 

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Mike Sung demonstrating his wearable biometrics rig

 

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Nathan Eagle & Tanzeem Choudhury wear minimalist ear & neck sociometric devices; Chris Elledge demonstrates MITThril

 

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Jacky Mallets EyeSociety autonomous robotic mobile cameras

 

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Mark Williamson interacts with the iCom social communication portal in the Object-Based Media group

 

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The Grassroots Invention Group prototypes