A Research Group is a self-assembled body of individuals aligned to pursue a defined area of research, problem space, or exploratory scope. Support for research groups is granted to projects showing unique potential for compelling research and innovation.

Brooklyn Research supports new research ventures through facilitation and administrative capacity:

  • grant application & funding
  • space and resources for meeting
  • events and media
  • mentorship

New Forms of Interaction

[Summer 2018]

Brooklyn Research’s 2018 Summer Research session is a 12-week intensive exploration of New Forms of Interaction.

This summer’s research group includes using screen-based game control as a basis for exploring new methods of physical interfaces. This year’s group has sought to build a functional bridge using familiar household appliances and tools as novel forms of game control and achieving functional interfaces that perform real physical tasks simultaneously. Examples include the passive sensing of kitchen appliances such as juicers that behave as game controllers for on-screen play while still making actual juice that the user can consume. While playful, the teams’ findings show the viability of highly accurate / low latency passive sensing of existing household appliances. Such work has applications in a range of “smart home” and IoT use cases.



Nick Wallace

NYU – ITP, MPS 2019

Kathy Ching

NYU – IDM, BS 2020

Nicole Cabalquinto


Huiyi Chen

NYU – ITP, MPS 2019

Explore Their Work

Check out the NFOI GitHub page: