Quickfire Blog Post #1 – Daniel Amick

* Post 3 links to exemplar transdisciplinary collectives/labs/companies. Write one sentence explaining what is unique about each linked entity.

  • Human Interface Technology Laboratory
    • The HIT Lab is a multi-disciplinary research and development lab whose work centers around human interface technology which includes engineering, medicine, education, social sciences, architecture, and the design arts.
  • USC Institute for Creative Technology Lab
    • They do work with artificial intelligence, graphics, virtual reality and narrative communities are working to advance immersive techniques and technologies to solve problems facing service members, students and society.
  • Riot Games
    • Riot Games is a company that creates and over sees everything around League of Legends, including (but no limited to) programming, design, music, art, business, franchising, and marketing.

* Post 3 links to exemplar transdisciplinary projects. Write one sentence explaining what is unique about each linked entity

  • Project Loon
    • This is Google and Facebook’s combined attempt to spread internet to all areas of the world including areas with no cell towers by using Helium balloons to spread WiFi.
  • Liquid Biopsy
    • This project is an attempt to create machines that could make checking for cancer far easier and much quicker.
  • Supercharged Photosynthesis
    • This is an attempt to bio-engineer rice plants that could far more efficiently extract energy from sunlight thus boosting crop yields from an already thriving crop thus making it possible to feed more people.
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