Projects


Human Advancement Research Community

Apparatus

Apparatus is a hybrid graphics editor and programming environment for creating interactive diagrams. The Apparatus Editor runs in the browser and interactive diagrams created with Apparatus can be shared and embedded on the web. [read more]

GP

GP is an extensible, general-purpose blocks language that is powerful yet easy to learn. As GP learners (ages 12 to adult) gain experience, they can add new commands and features to GP — simultaneously learning concepts like object-oriented programming — all while continuing to use the same blocks-based programming system that they started with. [read more]

Lively

The Lively project explores the potential of a live object system to be an ideal personal computing environment. Lively users can compose and script objects live in any Internet browser, and save and share the resulting compositions and simulations as active web pages. [read more]

Ohm

Ohm is a parser generator consisting of a library and a domain-specific language. You can use it to parse custom file formats or quickly build parsers, interpreters, and compilers for programming languages. [read more]

Realtalk

Realtalk is an environment for authoring and using computational media. Unlike most computer systems, in which people engage with virtual objects rendered on a screen or headset, Realtalk objects are ordinary physical objects — paper, pebbles, whatever’s at hand — recognized and brought to life by technology built into the ceiling. [read more]

Tutoring System

This project aims at creating a computer tutoring system. Unlike past attempts, our vision is to have a computer interface where the computer can observe the user’s actions, along with eye gaze, hand movement and so on, so that it can encourage, suggest, guide, and teach the user. In other words, we would like to bring the vision of computer-assisted education to the next level. [read more]

eleVR

eleVR is a project to research and experiment with immersive media, including virtual and augmented reality technology, to reveal new ways to understand our world and express ourselves within it. Our research involves the creation of dozens of projects under the themes of immersive video, the immersive web, augmented understanding, and hybrid spaces. [read more]