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

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

What We’ve Been Up To – Fall 2015

By Leticia Ferreira De Souza   The Public Interactive Research Team has been keeping busy this Fall. We meet every Friday from 2pm to 4pm, at the School of Media Studies loft, to plan workshops, brainstorm about new projects, prepare finished works to festivals and conferences and talk about Public Interactives we have been experiencing. The … Continue reading What We’ve Been Up To – Fall 2015