AUGMENTED REALITY: DAHRC AR Initiatve with the Microsoft HoloLens

AUGMENTED REALITY: DAHRC AR Initiatve with the Microsoft HoloLens

Pratt DAHRC has received the Microsoft HoloLens Wave 1 Developers’s status. There will be a number of applications to be developed in the category of art, design, medical, entertainment, and fashion. One thing about the holograms: THEY STICK! Once the holograms are placed, they do not shake or jitter.  The tracking capability of the HoloLens(…)

e-NABLE + DAHRC: Initiative for 3-D Printed Prosthetics and Beyond

e-NABLE + DAHRC: Initiative for 3-D Printed Prosthetics and Beyond

Jon Schull, the founder of e-NABLE, has joined forces with Pratt DAHRC for an initiative. e-NABLE is a global network of volunteers using 3D printing technology to provide mechanically articulating 3-D printed prosthetic hands to those who need but cannot afford them, mostly children.  The hands are provided free of charge. e-NABLE founder Jon Schull has(…)

DANCE + DESIGN: Beauty of Form, Body, and Movement

DANCE + DESIGN: Beauty of Form, Body, and Movement

Pratt DAHRC  retains an ongoing research initiative involving design, dance, and, technology, founded upon the belief there is value in learning with your body, regardless of the subject matter at hand.   DAHRC Researcher Chanel Shi has recently completed her Master of Industrial Design degree with her thesis focusing on the Pattern Language of Dance.  As part(…)

UNDERSTANDING MUSIC: Can it Make You Smarter?

UNDERSTANDING MUSIC: Can it Make You Smarter?

Music is universal, yet many are afraid to discuss it if one is not a musician.  This experimental animation about music summarizes most of the parts and bits of music with each of the terminology accompanied by respective visual manifestations: Interview with Jad Abumrad on the function of music: If you would like to understand music,(…)

Super VR: When Objects Gain Superpowers in Virtual and Augmented Reality

Super VR: When Objects Gain Superpowers in Virtual and Augmented Reality

DAHRC VR-riors and AR-riors   Pratt DAHRC is pleased to announce the Super VR initiative. Having created the first Virtrual Reality and Augmented Reality lab in the Institute, DAHRC group has taken on a series research projects to exemplify explorations and investigation of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality experiences and applications. Through a deep & wide investigation and thorough analysis,(…)

BETTER MUSIC | MUSIC BETTER INITIATIVE: Music + Design Research to Empower Musicians, Enhance Music Experience, and Expand the Boundary for Music Industry

BETTER MUSIC | MUSIC BETTER INITIATIVE: Music + Design Research to Empower Musicians, Enhance Music Experience, and Expand the Boundary for Music Industry

This sketch draft of the introduction article has been prepared for the purpose of sharing ideas, references, and examples in order to facilitate discussion among the researchers.  Please provide thoughts and comments as the initiative and the article develops. Pratt DAHRC has launched an initiative to cater to the needs of the musicians and the society.(…)

IBEIS + DAHRC: Design, Visualization and Storytelling Meets Computational Ecology, Wildlife Conservation and Citizen Science

IBEIS + DAHRC: Design, Visualization and Storytelling Meets Computational Ecology, Wildlife Conservation and Citizen Science

  Pratt DAHRC has commenced an initiative to collaborate with the IBEIS research group. IBEIS stands for Image-Based Ecological Information System.  With this technology, it is possible for each animal in the wild to be uniquely identified, named, followed, and observed over time. Because this technology utilizes the power of computer vision and data science,(…)

CARNEGIE HALL Performance by THE CHARM: with Pratt DAHRC Research Fellows

CARNEGIE HALL Performance by THE CHARM: with Pratt DAHRC Research Fellows

DAHRC Research fellows Feifei Yang and Jiaju Shen performed at Carnegie Hall along with the talented Chinese music group THE CHARM. The event was produced by the cultural production company FJ International Culture Communications ran by the DAHRC Research Fellows Feifei Yang and  Jiaju Shen. Feifei is a renowned performing musician of the Chinese Huquin music and the instruments. Jiaju is(…)

FUTURE INTERFACES: NYC Media Lab Presentation

FUTURE INTERFACES: NYC Media Lab Presentation

Pratt DAHRC presents the first series of concept design explorations at the Future Interfaces event on Tuesday November 18th at Razorfish, curated by the NYC Media Lab. HEXENSE: Holographic Interactive Kiosk for the Six Senses HEXENSE  is a multi-sensory experience kiosk using holographic and haptic technology.  The six screens represent each of the six senses.(…)