HAIRS: Hydrogel-Actuated Integrated Responsive Systems Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard University Responsive behavior, which is intrinsic to natural systems, is becoming a key requirement for advanced artificial materials and devices, presenting a substantial scientific and engineering challenge. We designed dynamic actuation systems by integrating high{aspect-ratio nanocolumns or nanofins, either free-standing or substrate-attached, with a hydrogel layer. The […]

BBC | Secret Life of Chaos

Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to Chaos, one that scientists are only now beginning to understand. It turns out that chaos theory answers a question that mankind has asked for millennia – how did […]

Project 2: Projection Mapping Projects

Projection Mapping on Williams By Stephen, Krista, Rachel Rhythm and Beats By Logan, Shanna Monster at Langford B By Autumn, Brandon, Chris Beware of the Shadows By Laura, Cameron, Amy Cave Dweller By Jarrod, Sage, Rhianon Tagline By Mike, Owen, Oscar

Project 1: Immersive Environments

In VIST405, students created 3D immersive environments that participants can navigate physically and virtually. They used simple inputs (camera, wiimote, keyboard, etc.) and immersive displays (projector, HMD, monitor). Theme: Visible / Invisible Project type: Projection or HMD (option: stereoscopic display) Duration: 3.5 weeks Photos_Presentations/Demos                                  Photos courtesy of Glen Vigus Resized by Autumn, Krista, Mike […]