design-ionysci:

Here is a panorama of our final prototype of ‘connected worlds’ we developed as part of our artist in residence program.  This was just before the space was opened up and it was filled with energetic kids of all ages.  We’ll post a video soon showing some of the highlights.

design-ionysci:

Here is a panorama of our final prototype of ‘connected worlds’ we developed as part of our artist in residence program.
This was just before the space was opened up and it was filled with energetic kids of all ages.
We’ll post a video soon showing some of the highlights.

theworks-nysci:

We have been working intensively with Gigantic Mechanic, a NYC based game design firm to create a social game for our Great Hall exhibition on the theme of sustainability. We have spent a lot of time with dice and cards (my response was to make a game where you build a house out of the cards…

Sharing resources across multiple installations - prototype test.

design-ionysci:

Testing sharing resources between two installations. The system can detect and identify boxes ( our cargo trucks ) and add resources from one installation and have the trucks transport the resources to another installation. Note: This is proof of concept and doesn’t represent a final installation. We’re using computer vision for the identification in this prototype but a more robust and flexible solution would probably involve rfid.

our prototype ‘smart truck’  

theworks-nysci:

time lapse (one shot every 10 seconds) of prototyping circuits in the city at our design lab prototyping space on the exhibition floor.

(Source: theworks-nysci)

SciPlay Research Prototyping with Sameer Honwad

This is a brief clip introducing a component of a SciPlay research project. Sameer Honwad discusses the project and a group of visiting students show how it’s done.

Testing the SoundStage

"I learned to embrace the chaos and let the kids have fun," says Brett Murphy, a student at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program

Learning to love the chaos resulted from a day of prototyping at NYSCI for Brett’s thesis project, SoundStage. 

SoundStage is an ambisonic surround sound mixer. By moving objects around the table, users can pan audio around the room and immerse themselves within a soundscape of their own creation.

In collaboration with SciPlay, Brett introduced SoundStage to NYSCI visitors, giving kids and parents an opportunity to put his prototype through its paces.

The outcome? SoundStage has potential for immersive storytelling with older kids. But for preschoolers, what Brett ultimately discovered is that SoundStage creates an environment for a unique sonic experience that leverages kids’ innate curiosity and tendency to play.

See video from the prototyping on Brett’s Vimeo page