This two part workshop explores alternative models of learning using mobile media and paper-based interfaces that are augmented with computational and electronic capabilities. It intends to span new research investigations in critical cartography, citizen science, and civic media practices. Participants will be able to have hands on experience with mobile phones and paper-based media and be supported to think towards critical applications that can augment learning experiences using alternative forms of video and low-cost, massively-deployable interfaces. We will be using a custom mobile video sharing platform designed by MIT Mobile Experience Laboratory and work with printed interactive media designed at the Emerging Design Practices Laboratory of University of Pennsylvania. The workshop sessions will be organized around different topics and will be facilitated as design charrettes with ideation, application development, prototyping, and presentation meetings.No prior technical skills will be required to participate in the workshop.
Orkan Telhan, University of Pennsylvania
Federico Casalegno, Massachusetts Institute of Technology