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Commons has been selected as a Semi Finalist in this year’s Knight News Challenge for Mobile.  The Knight Foundation announced the semi finalist winners after closing the Knight News Challenge for Mobile in September with over 525 applications.  The submission application for Commons is short and sweet, posted to the Knight Foundation’s Tumblr blog, with […]

Reverie

06Mar12

This week we studied the Da Vinci themes of optics and light. We looked at several artists who work with light, such as Dan Flavin and James Turrell. We were invited to go to PS.1 in Long Island City to see James Turrell’s long-term installation: The Meeting. Our assignment was to make a pencil and […]

I demoed Commons at the New York Tech Meetup (NYTM) in November at the 92ndY.  NYTM is a monthly gathering of the NY Tech community, mostly comprised of folks from the startup scene, including developers, investors, entrepreneurs, hackers, founders, etc.  The theme for this month’s meetup featured innovative ideas originating at NY universities. The 700 […]

I saw Talk to Me, a new exhibit that opened this summer at the Museum of Modern Art, exploring “Design and the Communication between People and Objects”. I was expecting the exhibit to be more focused on interactive media and human-computer interaction design, but actually I discovered that it is about more than good interface […]

Light Sculpture

13Sep11

Our first lecture in Video Sculpture focused on the importance of light as a medium in 20th and 21st century art. We briefly looked at some examples of Renaissance and Luminism art, and the visual effects of light and color, and we discussed the physics of light, and the physiological and psychological effects of color […]

My interview with Luke Fretwell, founder of GovFresh was posted today: The 411 on the 311: Q&A with Commons founder Suzanne Kirkpatrick We asked new 311 iPhone app Commons co-founder Suzanne Kirkpatrick to share her thoughts on the new venture, 311 and trends in open government and Gov 2.0. What inspired you to create Commons? […]

Grateful for the nice Vimeo short produced by The Collaborative, where I talk about my involvement with the 2011 Games for Change Festival. Games for Change Festival 2011: Suzanne Kirkpatrick from Games for Change on Vimeo. During the festival, Games for Change ran nine 1-minute videos of games for change funders, creators, leaders. These are […]

I submitted my idea for a civic engagement game to the “Real-World Games for Change” design challenge, and won. The award is sponsored by Games for Change and Come Out & Play, and was the first time these organizations sponsored a challenge like this. The organizations were looking for a game, designed by independent game […]

For our Big Games class, my group is going to build an ARG (Alternate Reality Game) that presents an unfolding narrative told through fragmented video and hidden puzzles on the web. Our ARG encourages crowdsourcing techniques among players to inspire them to help a fictional character solve a serial murder case wrapped up in a […]

I am a Graduate Researcher at NYU-Polytechnic’s Social Game Lab, where we design and develop digital games and research the emotional and social effects of gaming. Currently, I am leading the user experience and user interface design team for a cooperative multiplayer game on the iPhone, using human-computer interaction (HCI) techniques and methods to determine […]