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MIT Media Lab / Tangible Media group

Tangible Media group

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Chemical Inflation for Assisted Assembly

Webb, Penny. "Chemical Inflation for Assisted Assembly." Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017.

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AnimaStage: Hands-on Animated Craft on Pin-based Shape Displays

Ken Nakagaki, Udayan Umapathi, Daniel Leithinger, and Hiroshi Ishii. 2017. AnimaStage: Hands-on Animated Craft Platform Using Shape Displays. In Proceedings of the 2017 DIS Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS ‘17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1093-1097.

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Harnessing the hygroscopic and biofluorescent behaviors of genetically tractable microbial cells to design biohybrid wearables

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Printflatables: Printing Human-scale, Functional and Dynamic Inflatable Objects

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aeroMorph: Heat-sealing Inflatable Shape-change Materials for Interaction Design

Jifei Ou, Mélina Skouras, Nikolaos Vlavianos, Felix Heibeck, Chin-Yi Cheng, Jannik Peters, Hiroshi Ishii. 2016. aeroMorph: Heat-sealing Inflatable Shape-change Materials for Interaction Design. In Proc of UIST '16. ACM, NY, NY, USA, 121-132.

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Andantino: Teaching Children Piano with Projected Animated Characters

Xiao Xiao, Pablo Puentes, Edith Ackermann, Hiroshi Ishii

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Inspect, Embody, Invent: A Design Framework for Music Learning and Beyond

Xiao Xiao, Hiroshi Ishii

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Cilllia - 3D Printed Micro-Pillar Structures for Surface Texture, Actuation and Sensing

Jifei Ou, Gershon Dublon, Chin-Yi Cheng, Felix Heibeck, Karl Willis, Hiroshi Ishii

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Haptic Edge Display for Mobile Tactile Interaction

Sungjune Jang, Lawrence H Kim, Kesler Tanner, Hiroshi Ishii, Sean Follmer

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SoundFORMS: Manipulating Sound Through Touch

Aubrey Colter, Don-Derek Haddad, Brian Tice, Patlapa Davivongsa, Halla Moore and Hiroshi Ishii

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xPrint: A Modularized Liquid Printer for Smart Materials Deposition

Guanyun Wang, Lining Yao, Wen Wang, Jifei Ou, Chin-Yi Cheng, Hiroshi Ishii

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Materiable: Rendering Dynamic Material Properties in Response to Direct Physical Touch with Shape Changing Interfaces

Ken Nakagaki, Luke Vink, Jared Counts, Daniel Windham, Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Hiroshi Ishii

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Inflated Curiosity

Jifei Ou, Felix Heibeck, Hiroshi Ishii

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bioPrint: A Liquid Deposition Printing System for Natural Actuators

Yao Lining, Ou Jifei, Wang Guanyun, Cheng Chin-Yi, Wang Wen, Steiner Helene, Ishii Hiroshi

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Kinetic Blocks - Actuated Constructive Assembly for lnteraction and Display

Philipp Schoessler, Daniel Windham, Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Hiroshi Ishii

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Methods of 3D Printing Micro-pillar Structures on Surfaces

Jifei Ou, Chin-Yi Cheng, Liang Zhou, Gershon Dublon, Hiroshi Ishii

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uniMorph - Fabricating Thin Film Composites for Shape-Changing Interfaces

Felix Heibeck, Basheer Tome, Clark Della Silva, Hiroshi Ishii

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HydroMorph: Shape Changing Water Membrane for Display and Interaction

Ken Nakagaki, Pasquale Totaro, Jim Peraino, Thariq Shihipar, Chantine Akiyama, Yin Shuang, Hiroshi Ishii

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LineFORM: Actuated Curve Interfaces for Display, Interaction, and Constraint

Ken Nakagaki, Sean Follmer, Hiroshi Ishii

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THAW: Tangible Interaction with See-Through Augmentation for Smartphones on Computer Screens

Sang-won Leigh, Philipp Schoessler, Felix Heibeck, Pattie Maes, Hiroshi Ishii

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Shape Displays: Spatial Interaction with Dynamic Physical Form

Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Alex Olwal, Hiroshi Ishii

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Exoskin: Pneumatically Augmenting Inelastic Materials for Texture Changing Interfaces

Tome, B. "Exoskin: Pneumatically Augmenting Inelastic Materials for Texture Changing Interfaces"

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Grasping Information and Collaborating through Shape Displays

Leithinger, D. "Grasping Information and Collaborating through Shape Displays"

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Augmented Material Interfaces: Exploring bidirectional microinteractions enabled by radical elements

Heibeck, F. "Augmented Material Interfaces: Exploring bidirectional microinteractions enabled by radical elements"

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Exoskin: Pneumatically Augmenting Inelastic Materials for Texture Changing Interfaces

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Shape synthesis: physical object augmentation and actuation for display and interaction on shape changing interfaces

Schoessler, P. "Shape synthesis: physical object augmentation and actuation for display and interaction on shape changing interfaces"

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TRANSFORM: Embodiment of “Radical Atoms” at Milano Design Week

Hiroshi Ishii, Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Amit Zoran, Philipp Schoessler, Jared Counts,

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TRANSFORM as Adaptive and Dynamic Furniture

Luke Vink, Viirj Kan, Ken Nakagaki, Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Philipp Schoessler, Amit Zoran, Hiroshi Ishii,

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Linked-Stick: Conveying a Physical Experience using a Shape-Shifting Stick

Ken Nakagaki, Chikara Inamura, Pasquale Totaro, Thariq Shihipar, Chantine Akiyama, Yin Shuang, Hiroshi Ishii,

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bioLogic: Natto Cells as Nanoactuators for Shape Changing Interfaces

Lining Yao, Jifei Ou, Chin-Yi Cheng, Helene Steiner, Wen Wang, Guanyun Wang, Hiroshi Ishii

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Sticky Actuator: Free-Form Planar Actuators for Animated Objects

R Niiyama, Sun, X., Yao, L., Ishii, H., Rus, D., and Kim, S.

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Cord UIs: Controlling Devices with Augmented Cables

Philipp Schoessler, Sang-won Leigh, Krithika Jagannath, Patrick van Hoof, Hiroshi Ishii

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THAW: Tangible Interaction with See-Through Augmentation for Smartphones on Computer Screens

Sang-won Leigh, Philipp Schoessler, Felix Heibeck, Pattie Maes, Hiroshi Ishii

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Social Textiles: Social Affordances and Icebreaking Interactions Through Wearable Social Messaging

Viirj Kan, Katsuya Fujii, Judith Amores, Chang Long Zhu Jin, Pattie Maes, Hiroshi Ishii

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MirrorFugue2: Embodied Representation of Recorded Piano Performances

Xiao Xiao, Hiroshi Ishii

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bioPrint: An automatic deposition system for Bacteria Spore Actuators

Jifei Ou, Lining Yao, Clark Della Silva, Wen Wang, Hiroshi Ishii

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Integrating Optical Waveguides for Display and Sensing on Pneumatic Soft Shape Changing Interfaces

Lining Yao, Jifei Ou, Daniel Tauber, Hiroshi Ishii

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AnnoScape: Remote Collaborative Review Using Live Video Overlay in Shared 3D Virtual Workspace

Austin Lee, Hiroshi Chigira, Sheng Kai Tang, Kojo Acquah, Hiroshi Ishii

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Physical Telepresence: Shape Capture and Display for Embodied, Computer-mediated Remote Collaboration

Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Alex Olwal, Hiroshi Ishii

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T(ether): Spatially-Aware Handhelds, Gestures and Proprioception for Multi-User 3D Modeling and Animation

David Lakatos, Matthew Blackshaw, Alex Olwal, Zachary Barryte, Ken Perlin, Hiroshi Ishii

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Simulating Transparency and Cutaway to Visualize 3D Internal Information for Tangible UIs

Tang, S. K. "Simulating Transparency and Cutaway to Visualize 3D Internal Information for Tangible UIs"

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Andante: Walking Figures on the Piano Keyboard to Visualize Musical Motion

Xiao Xiao, Basheer Tome, Hiroshi Ishii

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Material Transformation: Designing Shape Changing Interfaces Enabled by Programmable Material Anisotropy

Ou, J. "Material Transformation: Designing Shape Changing Interfaces Enabled by Programmable Material Anisotropy"

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jamSheets: Thin Interfaces with Tunable Stiffness Enabled by Layer Jamming

Jifei Ou, Lining Yao, Daniel Tauber, Jürgen Steimle, Ryuma Niiyama, Hiroshi Ishii

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Weight and Volume Changing Device with Liquid Metal Transfer

Ryuma Niiyama, Lining Yao, Hiroshi Ishii

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PneUI: Pneumatically Actuated Soft Composite Materials for Shape Changing Interfaces

Lining Yao, Ryuma Niiyama, Jifei Ou, Sean Follmer, Clark Della Silva, Hiroshi Ishii

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inFORM: Dynamic Physical Affordances and Constraints through Shape and Object Actuation

Sean Follmer, Daniel Leithinger, Alex Olwal, Akimitsu Hogge, Hiroshi Ishii

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FocalSpace: Multimodal Activity Tracking, Synthetic Blur and Adaptive Presentation for Video Conferencing

Lining Yao, Anthony DeVincenzi, Anna Pereira, Hiroshi Ishii

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Use of Live Video Overlay on 3D Data for Distributed Collaborative Review

Lee, A. S. "Use of Live Video Overlay on 3D Data for Distributed Collaborative Review"

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Beyond Visualization: Designing Interfaces to Contextualize Geospatial Data

Luescher, S. "Beyond Visualization: Designing Interfaces to Contextualize Geospatial Data"

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MirrorFugue III: Conjuring the Recorded Pianist

Xiao Xiao, Anna Pereira, Hiroshi Ishii

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Sublimate: State-Changing Virtual and Physical Rendering to Augment Interaction with Shape Displays

Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Alex Olwal, Samuel Luescher, Akimitsu Hogge, Jinha Lee, Hiroshi Ishii

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synchroLight: Three-dimensional Pointing System for Remote Video Communication

Jifei Ou, Sheng Kai Tang, Hiroshi Ishii

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exTouch: Spatially-Aware Embodied Manipulation of Actuated Objects Mediated by Augmented Reality

Shunichi Kasahara, Ryuma Niiyama, Valentin Heun, Hiroshi Ishii

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Towards Radical Atoms – Form-giving to Transformable Materials

Dávid Lakatos, Hiroshi Ishii

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Second surface: multi-user spatial collaboration system based on augmented reality

Shunichi Kasahara, Valentin Heun, Austin S Lee, and Hiroshi Ishii

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Jamming User Interfaces: Programmable Particle Stiffness and Sensing for Malleable and Shape-Changing Devices.

Sean Follmer, Daniel Leithinger, Alex Olwal, Nadia Cheng, Hiroshi Ishii

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Point and share: from paper to whiteboard

Misha Sra, Austin Lee, Sheng-Ying Pao, Gonglue Jiang, Hiroshii Ishii

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FocalSpace: Enhancing Users' Focus on Foreground through Diminishing the Background

Yao, L. "FocalSpace: Enhancing Users' Focus on Foreground through Diminishing the Background"

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GeoSense An open publishing platform for visualization, sharing, and social analysis of geospatial data.

DeVincenzi, A. "GeoSense An open publishing platform for visualization, sharing, and social analysis of geospatial data."

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AMPHORM Form Giving through Gestural Interaction to Shape Changing Objects

Lakatods, D. "AMPHORM Form Giving through Gestural Interaction to Shape Changing Objects"

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KidCAD: digitally remixing toys through tangible tools

Sean Follmer, Hiroshi Ishii

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Point-and-Shoot Data

Stephanie Lin, Samuel Luescher, Travis Rich, Shaun Salzberg, Hiroshi Ishii

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rainBottles: gathering raindrops of data from the cloud

Jinha Lee, Greg Vargas, Mason Tang, Hiroshi Ishii

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People in books: using a FlashCam to become part of an interactive book for connected reading

Sean Follmer, Rafael (Tico) Ballagas, Hayes Raffle, Mirjana Spasojevic, Hiroshi Ishii

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Radical Atoms: Beyond Tangible Bits, Toward Transformable Materials

Hiroshi Ishii, Dávid Lakatos, Leonardo Bonanni, Jean-Baptiste Labrune

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PingPong++: Community Customization in Games and Entertainment

Xiao Xiao, Michael S Bernstein, Lining Yao, David Lakatos, Lauren Gust, Kojo Acquah, Hiroshi Ishii

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Rope Revolution: Tangible and Gestural Rope Interface for Collaborative Play

Lining Yao, Sayamindu Dasgupta, Nadia Cheng, Jason Spingarn-Koff, Ostap Rudakevych, Hiroshi Ishii

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deFORM: An Interactive Malleable Surface For Capturing 2.5D Arbitrary Objects, Tools and Touch

Sean Follmer, Micah Johnson, Edward Adelson, Hiroshi Ishii