Research

All Polygon Door courses and products are research-led. This means that behind everything we do (courses, kits, labs and publications) is an active and ongoing research project. As a Polygon Door student you contribute to these projects as an active and valued part of our research community.

projects

Affective learning through physical computing : ArtBot

Affective learning through physical computing : ArtBot

ArtBot is a flexible hardware programmable drawing machine/robot. It is designed to engage students in exploring the key concepts and qualities of computational processes without the intermediary of a computer. Control over its procedural action is exclusively exposed through its tactile hardware interface. The challenge in its design consists of exploring how to abstract fundamental programmatic constructs as[…]

HackySoc: A cheap, flexible messaging device

HackySoc: A cheap, flexible messaging device

HackySoc is a flexible, light-weight and open-source messaging system designed to facilitate the exploration of internet-connectedness, understood as both social interaction or as interaction with smart objects. It includes both an open-source hardware device and an open-source software API. It has two fundamental characteristics: firstly, it introduces no new server technologies and secondly, it is[…]