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 29 15

Metadata, the breadcrumbs inadvertently left behind by technology, give us unprecedented perspectives on individuals and societies. Researchers have compared the recent availability of large-scale behavioral datasets to the invention of the microscope. However, while metadata have great potential for good in research and beyond, their collection and broad use raise privacy concerns. These metadata contain rich information on somebody’s whereabouts, social life, preferences, and finances. They can be used for good but can also be abused.

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Aug 10 15
Los Angeles Convention Center
Sep 10 15

All talks at the Media Lab, unless otherwise noted, are open to the public.
This talk will be webcast. Join the conversation on Twitter: #MLTalks

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Sep 10 15

In 2015, the Peabody Essex Museum kicks off the first U.S. tour featuring Theo Jansen's famed kinetic sculptures. Dynamic and interdisciplinary, Jansen's Strandbeests (beach animals) blur the lines between art and science, sculpture and performance. The exhibition will celebrate the thrill of the Strandbeests' unique locomotion as well as the processes that have driven their evolutionary development on the Dutch seacoast. The exhibition will premiere at PEM in Fall 2015, then travel to Chicago and San Francisco.

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Nov 06 15 - Nov 08 15
Napa Valley, CA

The reThink Food Annual Leadership Conference brings together a diverse group of thought leaders and innovators at the intersection of technology, behavior, design, and food. Our assembled speakers, experts, and provocateurs will spotlight areas of innovation all along the food industry’s chain of supply and demand—from agriculture to the consumer food experience—and offer solutions for rethinking the future of food amid radically changing food markets around the globe.

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