iSchool Institute, The McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology (formerly the Coach House Institute), the Digital Curation Institute, the Identity, Privacy & Security Institute (IPSI) and the Knowledge Media Design Institute.
Critical Making Laboratory
The Critical Making Laboratory is a space for opening up the practice of experimentation with embedded and material digital technology to students and faculty. The lab provides tools, materials, and training for building devices such as wearable computers and other physical computing technologies. The iSchool also offers a course in Critical Making, which makes use of the lab space.
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Semaphore is a research cluster dedicated to inclusive design in the area of mobile and pervasive computing. At the heart of this research are the complementary goals of providing:
(a) the ability to access mobile and pervasive computing services and information in a variety of settings, activities and environments and
(b) the ability to transform these environments and tools to reduce disability brought on by a mismatch between individuals and their environments.
These two goals entail both theoretical and applied research into three related areas: Participatory Material Culture, Sensory Information Processing and Adaptive Games and Inclusive Play.
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The ThingTank lab originated in 2009 as the Designing Digital Media for the Internet of Things (DDiMIT). In 2010, the lab was funded and renamed to ThingTank. The lab offers workshops, idea jams and roundtable events aimed at supporting activity in exploration and development of internet enabled “things.” The lab use is not restricted to University of Toronto faculty and students, but open to other universities and those in the public and private sectors.
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