The Mobile Information Unit (MIU) is an interdisciplinary research project involving several faculty members at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Harvard Art Museum, as well as other arts-related groups and initiatives at Harvard. The goal was to create an innovative, interactive information kiosk that would allow digital artists a means of exploring their work, while at the same time disseminating information about events centered around the arts at Harvard.
The MIU consists of four optical panels, each of them with a projector attached which projects images onto a bundle of fiber optics. The image will later go through the fiber optics and be shown onto the outside panels. Unlike other projects, the MIU provides a different physical space because it has a skin, which creates interior and outer spaces.
Faculty Advisor: Allen Sayegh
Design Concept: Russ Gould, Jamie Hernandez, Bao Wei
Interactivity: Yen-Tine Cho
Ventilation Study: Masayosh Oka
Fabrication Team: Stephen Hickey, Jaime Hernandez,
Justin Lavallee, Rachel Froman,
Anthony Di Mari, Richard Juta,
Sabeen Hassa, Michelle Miller, and others.
Special thanks to Professors Daniel L. Schodek
and Kostas Terzidis for their support and advice