More than just an empty desk

A while back, Jason Gessner and I were talking about notifying coworkers when working out of alternative campuses, coffee shops or being in the office but just away from the desk. Empty desks give you no story beyond looking for clues like a missing jacket, bag, etc. We thought it would be fun to use an Arduino to update a… Read more →

What else can we learn from listening to our city?

Hey, Milwaukee, lend me your Android’s Sense-Ears for a sound mapping effort to research neighborhood health. – I was looking to build an arduino prototype, but instead trying out Funf for android first.  I’ll be tracking noise levels and take that data and overlay it into a city map, in heat maps or elevation based on loudness. Looking to see if you can… Read more →