M-ITI's ERA Chair & Scientific Director Chris Csikszentmihályi is currently in Uganda launching his community project called RootIO. Chris, who considers himself an artist, designer, and technologist, seeks to blend the best of radio with the best of the Internet.
RootIO community radio; the first of its kind to be deployed in the world, is an innovative radio technology with a potential to revolutionize last-mile communication in hard to reach and war ravaged areas. The technology uses a mobile phone for broadcasting.
An inexpensive but highly networked radio technology is designed to be affordable by a rural community. The new technology uses a smart phone to replace a radio studio, and affordable solar power to replace expensive national grid electricity or generator.
Although the internet and social networks have revolutionised the rich world, millions of people in poor countries don't even have radio broadcasts in their own language. Traditional radio stations need a building with sound equipment that links to a powerful antenna. But as advances in electronics have driven computation into smaller and cheaper packages, it has become possible to run a whole radio station with little more than a phone.
Learn more about RootIO
On the 1st and 2nd of June M-ITI will be hosting the UT Austin Partnership workshop. This two-days event will bring faculty from University of Texas in Austin, from the University of Porto and the New University of Lisbon, as well as alumni from the programs hosted by this partnership.
The scope of the workshop is twofold:
Our community and prospective students are invited to join on June 2nd, at Madeira Tecnopolo floor -1, to interact with the invited faculty and gain valuable insights about the program and alumni experiences.
The end of a successful chapter in students' life is always an important mark.
This was an intense semester and the work done has to be shared with the community.
M-ITI and the students of the Masters in Human Computer Interaction (MHCI) kindly invite you to participate in the Capstone Projects Presentation on May 20th at 15h:00 at Classroom.
This event represents the MHCI mid-term presentation. Teams Push and WavesFM will present their progresses so far.
MHCI and MET students will be presenting their Capstone Projects on May 20th starting at 3pm in the Classroom.
More information coming soon!