An online mystery game in which student sleuths will monitor air pollution in
South Central Los Angeles and in Cairo, Egypt, and a project using cell phones
to teach English to children in India have won funding for two University of
California, Berkeley, professors.
The air pollution project designed by Greg Niemeyer, a UC Berkeley associate
professor in art practice and film studies, and the India experiment headed by
John Canny, a UC Berkeley professor of electrical engineering and computer
science, are among 17 projects recently chosen by the Digital Media and Learning
Competition and funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
(read complete press release at http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2008/02/25_macaward.shtml)