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The New Newsboxes

How might the ubiquitous, underutilized and largely unloved newspaper box be reinvented for the 21st century? 

Project Lead: Gabriel Kahn
Interested in Joining? Contact: gabriel.kahn@usc.ed

Tangible Storytelling + Play + Learning

As mainframes gave way to desktops, desktops yielded to laptops, and laptops are yielding to mobiles, mobiles will soon yield to a new connected world of wearable devices, smart objects, smart homes and smart cities. Here at USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab, we’ve been exploring storytelling in this new world, but because we’re a Think & Do lab, it’s not enough for us to just write a paper; to truly understand this space, we build experimental prototypes to explore the possibilities for authors and audiences alike.

Project Lead: Erin Reilly
Interested in Joining? Contact: ereilly@usc.edu

Situated Engagement: Bench Beats

“Bench Beats” is an interactive drum-machine built into a wooden park bench. Sit down to turn it on, play, collaborate and share music in the community.

Project Lead: François Bar
Interested in Joining? Contact: this project is no longer active

Situated Engagement: Learn It!

We transformed underused Los Angeles Times newspaper boxes to showcase Leimert’s art history.

Project Lead: François Bar
Interested in Joining? Contact: this project is no longer active

Situated Engagement: Sankofa RED

Sankofa RED used to be a boring old payphone, stranded in a Santa Ana shopping mall. Now, Sankofa RED is your guide to Leimert Park’s events and history.

Project Lead: François Bar
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Fans. Passions. Brands. Global Study on Football (Soccer)

Our goal with this research is to explore the Leveraging Engagement model and how the 8 logics of engagement cluster together to offer varied experiences within a sports media event, such as the World Cup.

Project Lead: Erin Reilly
Interested in Joining? Contact: this project is no longer active