Upcoming Events
Frequent and varied events—such as lectures, colloquia, symposia, and workshops—play an active role in the continuing vitality and momentum of the Media Lab.
Jul 06 15 - Jul 07 15
Tokyo, Japan

The New Context Conference, an annual conference hosted by Digital Garage and Joi Ito, co-founder of Digital Garage and current director of the MIT Media Lab, will take place this year’s on July 6-7 at Toranomon Hills, Tokyo. From 2005, the conference has discussed seminal topics surrounding internet business and technology. This year’s conference will focus on two major themes: Digital Currency and Virtual Reality, and how these two upcoming technologies will change our way of conducting business -- and our way of living -- over the next 5 to 10 years.

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Jul 07 15
Host/Chair:
Hiroshi Ishii

Shape displays render digital content as dynamic physical shapes. They enable multiple users to touch, feel, and deform their surface topology in order to understand information, express ideas, and collaborate. But while these interfaces hold great promise, their application areas are not yet well defined and few specific interaction techniques have been developed for them.

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Jul 09 15
Host/Chair:
Mitchel Resnick

Many domains of DIY (do-it-yourself) activity, like knitting, woodworking, and cooking, combine useful products with individual creativity. With today’s electronics, it’s difficult to combine these two values. The devices we use are mass-produced with little involvement from the vast majority of people. The electronics we make as individuals are built mostly with toolkits and other prototyping processes that aren’t well suited to extended use.

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Aug 10 15
Los Angeles Convention Center