What Is a “Girl Toy”?

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Take a 15-minute trip to a big-box store and you’ll see the girls’ aisle dominated by pink toys — dolls, play sets, games, and dress-up clothing, all in various shades of pink. Aside from the color, the toys share another similarity: They all encourage specific patterns of play that focus... Read more »

Why the Banana Piano Makes Sense

In the impromptu Makey Makey Photo Booth, a high-five completes the circuit and triggers the camera.

Blindfolded, the child sat at a table before a set of toy bricks and another set of cubes. The child was asked to pick them up and sort them, putting bricks on one side and cubes on the other. It’s a simple but useful task for a 3-year-old, one of... Read more »

Open BCI: Rise of the Brain-Computer Interface

Conor wears an early prototype of the OpenBCI 3D-printable EEG Headset.

During this summer’s Digital Revolution exhibition at London’s Barbican Museum, a small brainwave-influenced game sat sandwiched between Lady Gaga’s Haus of Gaga and Google’s DevArt booth. It was Not Impossible Labs’ Brainwriter installation, which combined Tobii eye tracking and an OpenBCI Electroencephalography (EEG) device to allow players to shoot laser... Read more »

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