Report – New linkNYC Kiosks Operational: 8th Avenue between 52nd and 58th Streets

By Leticia Ferreira De Souza Recently, Murilo, Manuel, and I went to the new linkNYC kiosks (links) on 8th Avenue, between 52nd and 58th streets. It is very interesting to see the development of the project and, especially in that location, it was nice to see how they are taking the paid phones out and installing links … Continue reading Report – New linkNYC Kiosks Operational: 8th Avenue between 52nd and 58th Streets

First Impressions – Samsung 837: Where Technology and Culture Collide

Last week, PIRT member Merrilee went to visit Samsung's newest New York City retail experience, Samsung 837.  She filed this report about what she found.   I went with my class to the Samsung Experience Store on Thursday, March 3. We went around 1pm, after lunch time, so there weren’t very many people inside the store when we got there. The … Continue reading First Impressions – Samsung 837: Where Technology and Culture Collide

Report – Newly Operational linkNYC Kiosks Between 24th and 27th Streets

A few days ago Letícia and I went out to inspect more newly operational linkNYC kiosks in Manhattan, on Third Avenue between 24th and 27th Streets. We took team member Sean's advice in terms of his recommendations for follow-up exploration, focusing particularly on the web browser's content filtering mechanism, what the kiosk's touchscreen does when it is not being used, and whether or not the kiosk seemed to be … Continue reading Report – Newly Operational linkNYC Kiosks Between 24th and 27th Streets

First Impressions – Newly Deployed linkNYC Kiosks in Manhattan

This is a first installment of an ongoing documentation series, where Public Interactives Research Team will observe linkNYC kiosks being installed and brought into operational mode. The roll-out process began during late December and early January, where there are now a few operational and non-operational kiosks in place along Third Avenue, between 14th street and 92nd street, in the east … Continue reading First Impressions – Newly Deployed linkNYC Kiosks in Manhattan

How Does Designing for Movement Affect the Design of Public Interactives?

The Public Interactives Research Team welcomed special guest researcher and educator Renata Sheppard, whose work focuses on understanding the relationship between movement, technology, and performance. We discussed Laban Movement Analysis, a language system and translation of movement and meaning, and how the system lends itself towards interaction design. A point that emerged during our discussions is that, based on our observations, most reactive environmental … Continue reading How Does Designing for Movement Affect the Design of Public Interactives?

The Spring 2016 Semester Begins

Public Interactives Research Team will have it's first meeting of the Spring 2016 semester on Friday, February 5th by taking a field trip to the New York Hall of Science to check out their Connected Worlds exhibit. One of the largest immersive, interactive, and reactive installations of its kind, Connected Worlds is a great place to begin our … Continue reading The Spring 2016 Semester Begins

Summary of experience // Let’s SEE the Trash @ Ideas City

We learned alot about our Let's SEE the Trash project by entertaining many visitors in our booth at the Ideas City Festival this past weekend.  In total, approximately 50 people visited us, who took roughly 30 of our bookmark business cards with QR code, designed by SMS graphic designer Chad Phillips. From those visitors, our embedded … Continue reading Summary of experience // Let’s SEE the Trash @ Ideas City

PiRT at IDEAS CITY – Saturday May 30 12-6pm

SATURDAY 05/30 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Playable Media Lab (Sarah Lawrence College), Public Interactives Research Team (the New School): Let’s SEE the Trash!   Let’s SEE the Trash is a mobile augmented-reality app about garbage. This project intends to address the “out of sight, out of mind” phenomenon surrounding waste and discard in everyday … Continue reading PiRT at IDEAS CITY – Saturday May 30 12-6pm

Summary of experience // Temperament of Space @ Dawn of Summer event

I just wanted to send along a quick summary of my experience with Curiosity of Temperament of Space during the Dawn of Summer event at The New School University Center on Friday 5/1, specifically highlighting areas where I feel the piece was really successful, our challenges where the piece might be able to improve, and … Continue reading Summary of experience // Temperament of Space @ Dawn of Summer event

Ideas City 2015 Project

PiRT is currently working on a project to be included in the Ideas City Festival 2015 at New Museum. The project is a locative experience that makes visible the invisible process of garbage collection. We'll post more about our progress soon.