EVENT: Intel Vibrant Technologies

February 28, 2012
3:30 pmto6:00 pm

“The word vibrant refers on the one hand to a kind of physical movement, specifically vibration or the rapid, rhythmical movement to and from. However, vibrancy also emphasizes vitality, or the capacity to live. A technology that is vibrant is one that can initiate its own movement and generate its own energy, physical or virtual.  A vibrant technology is a source of aliveness.”

(Maria Bezaitis, Intel Research)

Vibrant Technologies are ones that explicitly address questions of agency and relationships. They are peers rather than tools, engaged with other technologies, people and environments.

Tuesday, February 28 3:30-6pm in Room 50 Intel Researcher Ken Anderson will discusses Intel’s research into the concept of “Vibrant Data” and a few of the projects it has inspired.

Following his discussion, four ITP student groups who have been working on research projects in Vibrant Technology for the past 4.5 months  will share their results:

Margaret McKenna will discuss her project The Vibrant Web examining what lies below the surface as you browse online.

Zach Schwartz and Fred Truman will present their new mobile application Squares exploring the idea of technology having its own desires and learning its own tastes by using data from the Foursquare API and neural networks.

Maria Rabinovich will share her experiments with colocation triggered behaviors of mobile phones.

Alex Kozovski, Stepan Boltalin and Greg Dorsainville will introduce their web application pULLR.org an autonomous entity powered by YouTube that feeds on video and comment fragments to construct improvised media moments.

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