1. Biomechatronics

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    Hugh Herr lost both his legs below the knee in a climbing accident on Mt. Washington at age 17. Initially devastated, he soon shifted his attention to becoming a scientist focused on inventing advanced prosthetics, and is now a world leader in the field, at MIT. This film examines the potential impacts of Professor Herr’s research, with an emphasis on helping stroke and spinal cord injury victims, as well as amputees.

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    • Touching Mirror Worlds

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      Jeff Han, a researcher at NYU and the founder of Perceptive Pixel, created large-scale multitouch screens in 2006. Soon after, Apple and Microsoft announced much smaller-scale touch-based products and, since then, Han’s screens have become common in venues ranging from CNN to the CIA. For this film, we interviewed Han about how multitouch-based interfaces will impact how we interact with computer-based representations of things, places, and people, in applications ranging from virtual worlds such as Second Life to software for collaborative design.

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      • Evolutionary Design

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        • The Elements of Taste

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          This film is about the innovative, high-tech, but classically inspired cuisine found at Alinea, a restaurant that opened in 2005 in Chicago and came in first in Gourmet magazine’s October 2006 ranking of the top 50 restaurants in America. We interviewed Grant Achatz, Alinea’s chef, and Corby Kummer, food critic and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

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          • Music-Making for All

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