Giants in the Sky: The life of stars

Faculty: 
Brian Magerko
Students: 
Pedro Arevalo

Giants in the sky is a Tangible User Interface (TUI) that explores the role of mass and gravity in the life and death of exosolar systems. With the use of various tangibles with different physical attributes, this TUI aims to teach basic concepts of astronomy in science museums. These tangibles allow users to create and manipulate digital celestial objects in a sandbox simulation.

Lab: 
Director: 
Brian Magerko
Faculty: 
Jason Freeman, Astrid Bin
Students: 
Mikhail Jacob, Anna Weisling, Duri Long, Takeria Blunt

The Expressive Machinery Lab (formerly ADAM Lab) explores the intersection between cognition, creativity, and computation through the study of creative human endeavors and by building digital media artifacts that represent our findings. Applications of our findings range from AI-based digital performance to interactive narrative experiences to educational media design and development.