Project

Bird's-Eye-View

A collage of face pictures provides a bird's-eye-view over the Media Lab community, displayed on a public touch-screen. Contrary to hierarchical directories, this collage provides one-click access to personal information for anyone in the community, lending itself more towards browsing than specific searching. We connect to individual Twitter accounts and mobile phone numbers, allowing the visitor to view a person's status and place a call to them. We also highlight the people that happened to walk by the screen up to five minutes ago by detecting their RFID tags.

A collage of face pictures provides a bird's-eye-view over the Media Lab community, displayed on a public touch-screen. Contrary to hierarchical directories, this collage provides one-click access to personal information for anyone in the community, lending itself more towards browsing than specific searching. We connect to individual Twitter accounts and mobile phone numbers, allowing the visitor to view a person's status and place a call to them. We also highlight the people that happened to walk by the screen up to five minutes ago by detecting their RFID tags.