Archive for the ‘Lab News’ Category

Sockmonkey Cluster

April 2nd, 2011
Sockmonkey Server by jasonnolan
Sockmonkey Server, a photo by jasonnolan on Flickr.

The front and back views of the lab’s new 9 server, 60 terabyte cluser that will be used for virtual reality research. Note it is cabled in Edge Lab orange.

Sockmonkey Server

New Design at the Adaptive Design Association

March 24th, 2011

It has been great to work with everyone at the ADA and to talk with Alex about policy, Lille about procedures for working with parents and families. Antoinette and Kenia have been teaching me techniques. I was able to show them some techniques for doing some custom freehand cutting with a dremel tool, though I couldn’t find the perfect attachment at the two home depot stores in manhattan, even though the web site says they’re in stock. (fail)

They made up a little blog post on the visit.
Which links to this video on flickr of me describing the chair prototype that I’m building for a child in Ryerson’s Early Learning Centre.

Adaptive Design in Japan

March 17th, 2011

Kono-san, an instructor at Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University is running a continuing education course “step up with cardboard: volunteer action class” starting May for 12 sessions every thursday for $150 for 15 people.

Kono-san visited us at the EDGE lab last summer to learn about adaptive design, and she was very excited to learn about what can be done with cardboard, and she is now hoping to bring what she learned to japan.

Konno Sensi visiting the ELC and EDGE lab to learn Adaptive Design

After the earthquake, we’ve not heard from Kono-san. She lives in the Japanese earthquake zone, and we’re hoping that she’s safe, and look forward to hearing from her soon.

Update. Konno-san is fine. The tsunami got within 1km from her house, but the house survived.

Second Life controlled by Kinect

February 6th, 2011

A video of Second Life controlled by Kinect

Featuring Vlad and Noah in the EDGE lab

ONTARIO PREMIER VISITS RYERSON

December 22nd, 2010

A brief blog post from the Adaptive Design Association about  Premier, Dalton McGuinty’s visit to the DMZ and EDGE lab

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty visits Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone

December 17th, 2010

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty visits Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone. The article doesn’t mention the EDGE lab, but provides some context for the pictures/links posted yesterday.

Premier Dalton McGuinty visiting the EDGE lab

December 15th, 2010

Premier Dalton McGuinty chatting with Jason and Noah about adaptive design.

Premier Dalton McGuinty

Premier Dalton McGuinty

Early Learning Centre uses cardboard to overcome physical and social barriers of child with special needs

December 3rd, 2010

Early Learning Centre uses cardboard to overcome physical and social barriers of child with special needs by Antoinette Mercurio, talks about adaptive design work done by Edge Lab members.

Three-and-a-half-year-old Zoe Ross has improved her mobility by leaps and bounds after using adaptive design, customized equipment for children with disabilities, in Ryerson’s Early Learning Centre.

Women with Disabilities in the Modern World: A Brief Introduction | Yahoo! Accessibility

November 18th, 2010

Women with Disabilities in the Modern World: A Brief Introduction | Yahoo! Accessibility. is a new article on Yahoo’s accessibility blog by EDGE lab affiliates Gimpgirl.com.