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TEDxBoston 2011Follow Rick Borovoy on Twitter Junkyard Jumbotron -- and other technologies designed to rescue face-to-face from impending smartphone doom
Cell phones are designed to connect people across distance. Increasingly, however, mobile technology is decimating intimate, face-to-face settings, like some aggressive non-native plant species invading an environment it was never meant to encounter. Rick Borovoy is launching a counter-invasion of mobile software designed to leverage the unique power of face-to-face to create shared experiences, and shared understanding. He will show off a few of these projects, including a live demo of “The Junkyard Jumbotron” — a web app that lets a group of people instantly combine their random, web-enabled devices into a large virtual display.
Curator’s Pick: “The magic of face-to-face is under assault.”
Rick Borovoy, Research Scientist, MIT Media LabShow Biography
Rick Borovoy is a successful entrepreneur and recognized expert in technology that supports face-to-face social engagement. He possesses a unique talent for synthesizing emerging ideas, new technologies, and untapped user needs into blue ocean products and prototypes that galvanize further research and development. Leveraging his Ph.D. research at MIT on the world’s first electronic conference badge, Rick co-founded nTAG, a startup that made business events more adaptive, data driven, and socially networked. Rick is currently a Research Scientist at the MIT Media Lab. His work has been granted nine patents.Share |