Perceptual Hackathon report

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MadSci LAB partnered with Intel Perceptual Computing Group to host NYC’s first Perceptual Hackathon. During two days a group a of creative minds and interaction explorers ‘hacked’ Intel’s Perceptual Computing SDK looking for innovative uses and novel interactions. Intel’s Perceptual

Smart Passes at Vimeo Festival

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For this year’s Vimeo Festival, MadSci partnered with NYU Vimeo Fellows and some of Vimeo’s developers to create a “Smart Pass” system. The system uses NFC technology that the lab is constantly innovating. With your pass Vimeo Smart Pass you

Android: The Future Everything

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I just returned from a trip out west for O’Riley’s Android Open conference. The conference was not just about Android mobile devices. It was about the entire ecosystem of technology that exists around Android from open source, to hardware, to

Open Hardware Comes to NYC

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On September 15th, leaders, community members, and fans of open source hardware will convene at the New York Hall of Science for the second annual Open Hardware Summit.

Checkin Station

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The RFID Checkin System aims to make the act of checking in a more streamlined and social process. It uses RFIDs to checkin to location services such as FourSquare, Google Latitude, and Gowalla. Interacting with these services by checking in

Lunch and Learn – Near Field Communications (AKA NFC) Wed, August 31

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To kick off our new MadSci Labs Lunch and Learn sessions, we are going to peer into the new world of Near Field Communications (NFC). NFC allows devices to communicate with “tags” or other NFC devices (like enabled smartphones) when

Art+Hack Weekend

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I spent the last two days participating in The Creator’s Project Art + Hack Weekend at Eyebeam‘s Center for Art & Technology. The event brought together over 50 developers, hackers, artists, and designers to “design, code and prototype projects that