I collaborate on technology, research, and communities which empower people to become more creative, more effective, and more informed. I'm a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media and an affiliate at the Berkman-Klein Center at Harvard.
During the summer of 2006, I developed a graphical dashboard for monitoring the hundreds of student workstations used by students and faculty members at Elizabethtown College. This software would notify us if workstations were running, and if they had crashed. I think it also permitted remote reset.
Sadly, I don't have a screenshot of the UI, which presented a spatial map of room layouts, showing the workstations' arrangement in the room, color-coding the status of each computer. A sysadmin could then know the status of the network at a glance.