Bird's Eye View back to all projects A collage of face pictures provides a bird's-eye-view over the Media Lab community, displayed on a public touch-screen. Contrary to hierarchical directories, this collage provides 1-click access to personal information for any person in the community, lending itself more towards browsing than specific searching. We connect to individual Twitter accounts and mobile phone numbers, allowing the visitor to view a person's status and place a voice call to them. We developed a novel voice call system whereby users can place calls via our interface without the recipients' phone number being disclosed, if the recipient chooses to recieve the call they are connected to the caller's mobile phone directly. We also highlight the people that happened to walk by the screen up to five minutes ago by detecting their RFID tags.

This project was created using Django, Python, Twilio, HTML5, JQuery

Bird's Eye View is a collaboration with Polychronis Ypodimatopoulos Phd '13.

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