SIGCHI Summer School
Computational Fabrication and Smart Matter

June 14-18, 2017 | Cambridge MA

This workshop provides 30 PhD students with the opportunity to discuss their research with senior mentors in their field and to learn new research skills.
There will be a strong focus on developing each participant's research agenda, including brainstorming new research ideas and transforming them into physically realizable prototypes.
We will also include a session on how to apply for research jobs and will provide feedback for application materials.

The event is co-located with the Symposium on Computational Fabrication (SCF 2017), which takes place on June 12 and June 13.



Organizers

Speakers & Mentors



Stefanie Mueller
MIT CSAIL
Sean Follmer
Stanford
Sriram Subramanian
University of Sussex
Juergen Steimle
Saarland University
Robert MacCurdy
MIT CSAIL

Thijs Roumen (webchair)
Hasso Plattner Institute
Ramesh Raskar
MIT Media Lab
Victor Zordan
Clemson University
James Weaver
Harvard
Wilmot Li
Adobe Research

Schedule

Wednesday, June 14

09:00AM - 09:15AM
Welcome by Organizers (Stefanie Mueller)
09:15AM - 10:00AM
Short Intro Talks by Mentors
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Lightning Talks Participants (4 min each)
11:00AM - 11:30AM
Kiva (32-449)
Coffee break
11:30AM - 12:30AM
Kiva (32-449)
Lightning Talks Participants (4 min each)
12:30AM - 02:00PM
Kiva (32-449)
Lunch
02:00PM - 03:00PM
Kiva (32-449)
Invention Process by Ramesh Raskar (via Skype)
03:00PM - 04:00PM
Kiva (32-449)
Next steps on your research agenda (in small groups)
04:00PM - 04:30PM
Kiva (32-449)
Coffee break
04:30PM - 05:00PM
Kiva (32-449)
Tutorial: Printed hydraulics (Robert MacCurdy)
05:00PM - 06:00PM
Kiva (32-449)
Start designing your own hydraulic robot or take a break
06:00PM - 10:00PM
1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142
Opening Social, Cambridge Innovation Space

Thursday, June 15
09:00AM - 11:00AM
Tutorial: Levitating Smart Matter (Sriram Subramanian)
11:00AM - 11:30AM
Coffee break
11:30AM - 12:30AM
Take your best idea from yesterday, define next steps
12:30AM - 02:00PM
Lunch
02:00PM - 04:00PM
Tutorial: Building Swarm User Interfaces (Sean Follmer)
04:00PM - 04:45PM
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Take the subway to go to Autodesk
04:45PM - 06:30PM
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Visit Autodesk BUILD space (23 Drydock Ave, Boston, MA 02210)
07:00PM -
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Go out in Boston

Friday, June 16
09:00AM - 11:00AM
Tutorial: Multimaterial printing (Wojciech Matusik)
11:00AM - 11:30AM
Coffee break
11:30AM - 12:30AM
finish Zooids or do another iteration on your hydraulic robot
12:30AM - 02:00PM
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Lunch
1:00PM - 02:00PM
EDS (38-504)
Test your zooids with Sean
02:00PM - 04:00PM
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MIT Lab tours (CSAIL, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, Media Lab)
04:00PM - 04:30PM
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Coffee break
04:30PM - 06:00PM
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Clean your hydraulic robots
08:30PM - 09:40PM
Cambridgeside Galleria
Charles River Boat Tour, start: Cambridgeside Galleria, beside the Hotel Marlowe (we have a ticket for you)

Saturday, June 17
09:00AM - 11:00AM
Tutorial: Printed Electronics (Juergen Steimle)
11:00AM - 11:30AM
Coffee break
11:30AM - 12:30AM
How to apply for academic jobs (Stefanie Mueller)
12:30AM - 02:00PM
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Lunch
02:00PM - 03:00PM
Kiva (32-449)
Demo your 3D printed hydraulic robot
03:00PM - 07:00PM
Boston
Sail Boston Festival, Public Boarding of Ships (free event). (ship map)
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Boston
Sail Boston Sunset Salute Fireworks (free event)

Sunday, June 18
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Kiva (32-449)
What does the fabrication/smart matter community need, any resources you would wished you had available?
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Kiva (32-449)
Challenges of technical HCI research
11:00AM - 12:00AM
Kiva (32-449)
Any open questions you have (we collect feedback during the week)
12:00AM - 12:30AM
Kiva (32-449)
Closing remarks (Stefanie Mueller)


Participants

Metamaterial Mechanisms
Exploring Content Generation for Shape-Changing Displays Through Accessible Fabrication Approaches
Synchronizing the physical and the virtual worlds
Optimized Design and Fabrication of Robots
Presenting two examples of 3d printing on the fabrication of free-form objects
A Health Sensing Toolkit Designed for Older Adults to Craft Their Own Devices
Cyril Bounakoff
Elaboration of an electronic skin based on carbon nanotube piezoresistive films for human-robot social interaction
Digital Fabrication of Interactive Objects (Using Printed Electronics)
Donald Degraen
End-User Development for Intelligible 3D Content Exploration
Animating Matter: Actuating Materials Using Magnetic Forces
Toward a more wearable tactile display
Fabrication, Modeling, and Control of Plush Robots
Design Tools for Creative Making
Jooyeun Ham
Skin-like Tactile Sensor for Dexterous Robot
Robot Control Frameworks for Arts and Design
Combining Modalities and Technologies for Creating Novel Interactions and Experiences
3D-printed, Electromagnetically variable Material
Rehabilitation Wearable Bracelets for Learned Non-Use in Post-Stroke Populations
Fabricating Interactivity Expedition
Robotic ecologies for architectural construction.
Automated Design of Soft Robots
Towards Novel Tools and Technologies to Support Makers in Creating Interactive Design Artifacts
Material-aware computational design of deformable surfaces
Acoustophoretic Mid-air Display
Flexigami: A Reconfigurable Cellular Material
Paul Louis Mayencourt
Structural Optimization and Digital Fabrication of Timber Structures
Towards Large-Scale Personal Fabrication
Mobile Fabrication
 Integrated Design and Simulation of Tunable, Multi-State Structures Fabricated with 3D Printing
 Knitting 3D Surfaces
William Frier
 Towards a new generation of tactile display
 Animating Matter: Actuating Materials Using Magnetic Forces

Apply


We encourage submissions from PhD students
working on technical HCI research with backgrounds in
fabrication, shape changing interfaces, robotics, computer graphics,
mechanical engineering, material science and similar areas.
(if you are a master student but plan to continue into a PhD program, please also apply)

Please submit 4 pages (incl. references) in SIGCHI paper format:
(your submission will only be used for internal review and will not be posted online)
Word | Latex Template

The main part of your submission should describe your research.
Please also include a biography and a statement of why you want to participate.

To submit, send your file as a PDF to:
summerschool@symposium-on-computational-fabrication.com

Application Deadline: March 3, 2017 (12:00 PDT)
Notification: March 10, 2017
Summer School: June 14-18, 2017

For students with a SIGCHI membership, we will be able to cover part of the travel costs and accommodation.



Contact us

For further questions, feel free to contact us at:
summerschool@symposium-on-computational-fabrication.com
Credits header image from left to right: Kilobot | Multifab | A 3D Printer for Interactive Electromagnetic Devices | Levipath | PrintScreen