Project Number

311

Title

Cyberarium Knowledge Fountain

Description

Portable rapid-prototyping system for teaching and exploring new human-computer interfaces.

Contact

Dave Warner, Matt Carbone

Affiliation

The Center For Really Neat Research

Address

500 University Place 
Syracuse, New York 13210 
 
Submitted contact numbers: 
+1.252.752.5397 
+1.252.752.7356 fax

E-mail

davew@mindtel.com, matt@mindtel.com

WWW

http://www.cyberarium.com, http://www.mindtel.com

Year

2002

Reference

SIGGRAPH 2002 Conference Abstracts and Applications

Project Details

"The Cyberarium Knowledge Fountain is an innovative, integrative, and interactive platform which will stimulate discovery and exploration of creative and socially enriching interactive techniques through intelligence engaging, imagination inducing hands-on experiences with novel human-computer interaction devices." 
 
"The Knowledge Fountain is a portable, self-contained, easily deployed workstation configurable for use as a rapid prototyping system for new human-computer interfaces. Using various sensors, interface boxes, and data-flow networking software, the knowledge fountain allows for rapid development of new ways to get information from the physical environment to the communication system." 
 
"Knowledge Fountain is being used in schools and cyber camps as a tool for teaching kids about information system." 
 
"Cyberarium Knowledge Fountain is an opportunity: 
- to demonstrate socially responsible applications of communication technology 
- to provide a social exchange at which multiple communities can explore unconventional applications of advanced technological concepts 
- to identify key areas where information technologies can be effectively applied to improve quality of life 
- to encourage young minds to explore science and think about how to make the world a better place"

Sight

workstation

Sound

embedded audio

Touch

sensors, interfaces, hands-on data acquisition

Smell

Taste

Other

Emergence

3 - Functional, Reproducable, Adoption

Intent

3 - Application (expression, enabler)

Primary

306 - education

Secondary

203 - interactive paradigm, technique

Remarks

"NeatTools software is freely downloadable from our website at http://www.pulsar.org, and the NeatViz software is freely downloadable from http://ackbar.mindtel.com."

 


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