• Undesigning Disability

    2 monthes ago - By Open Space

    The Beam. Courtesy the de Young Museum and Rebecca Bradley.
    On a recent Monday this spring, a homebound five-year-old visited the permanent collection of the de Young museum in San Francisco using the museum's Beam. The Beam is a telepresence robot with a computer monitor-sized screen, a camera atop a set of curved legs, and a simple wheeled base that create an anthropomorphic effect - particularly because the screen displays the face of the user about five feet from the ground.
    On this occasion, the Beam and its user roamed the gallery spaces while the museum was closed to the public; in...
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