The DFI Gallery was established in June of 2022 with the mission of promoting public scholarship by blending research, media, and art. We invite visitors to explore new ways to connect, imagine, and engage in the immersive experiences designed in this space.
BUILDING FUNGITOPIA is a series of STEAM workshops for NYC youth to engage in biotechnology framed as an ecologically mindful space to work with fungi. Through hands-on making at the Snow Day Learning Lab and exploration at Riverside Park, we imagine future worlds where things are grown instead of built and where students learn with nature rather than only about it. The study of biotechnology as a learning space reveals the entangled dynamics between humans and nature, ancient and future technologies, organic and artificial materials, and indoor and outdoor learning spaces.
Lucius Von Joo
The city of Soteria captures experiences from the physical world and represents them in the immersive virtual reality to enhance an exchange of social support, and in doing so, reduce social isolation. In Soteria, remote workers will engage in self-disclosure, thereby bettering social connectedness and well-being during an unprecedented time, and in an expansive virtual cityscape.
Grace J. Choi
Innovation Award (INA) 2022
THE SECRETS OF IRIS AND HERMES refers to ancient Greek gods whose roles were to deliver important messages to faraway places. Communicating at a distance has always captured the human imagination—from drums to beacons to the telegraph and beyond, we have continuously explored ways to encode our messages in forms that can be delivered at greater distances and with greater speed and accuracy. These Wi-Fi connected toys provide children with a panel of lights, switches, and dials that they can use to create their own coded messages and communicate secretly with a friend, exploring computational thinking and communications concepts in a meaningful way.
Tools and Toys for Knowledge Construction Final Project
ACM Interaction Design and Children 2022 Demo
People’s Choice Award,
Innovation Award (INA) 2022
5th Floor Russell Hall
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
The subway station serving Teachers College is the 116th Street stop of the No. 1 subway train (red line). Be sure that you are on (or transfer to) the 1 train at the 96th Street Station. The express lines (No. 2 or No. 3 trains) do not serve Columbia University.
If you do not have a Columbia or TC ID, please bring a valid photo ID with you. Upon arrival, please enter the main entrance on West 120th street (between Broadway and Amsterdam). The security desk located at Zankel Hall 1st floor will assist with your check-in and direct you from there.
Please be sure to have proof of COVID-19 vaccination.