MIT workshop on Physical computing and Urban Studies

Arlene’s bag of environmental and bio sensors takes its second annual trip to Cambridge for the “Physical Computing and Urban Studies” workshop at the MIT Department of Urban Studies (DUSP). This year, the one-day workshop included students from mechanical engineering and media lab, as well as a DUSP professor and a UX researcher from IBM. The morning session challenged all to get their bearings with Arduino, while the afternoon session offered drill-downs for folks who wanted to experiment with sensors. The one-day format may have been a bit too short for an open-ended play session, so maybe next year we will narrow the scope by designing a challenge for participants.