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.
Mar 28 14 - Sep 29 14
Le Laboratoire, Paris

Vocal Vibrations, an original installation and design, invites the public to discover the relationship between sound vibrations stimulated by voice and their effects on human physiology, with sensory, unique and exceptional experience.

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Jun 19 14 - Oct 31 14

Muriel Cooper, Marvin Minsky, Seymour Papert: each of these three pioneers defied convention, rejected norms, and adored the impossible. Marvin taught us how uncommon common sense was. Seymour forced us to think about thinking. And Muriel showed us that the medium was not the message. Without them, the Media Lab would never be what it became.

We invite you to explore a new public exhibit in the lobby of the Media Lab (75 Amherst Street, Cambridge MA) celebrating the work of these three unique minds, and their influence and impact upon the history of the Media Lab.

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Sep 12 14
MIT Museum

High speed robots? Humans colonizing space? How do today’s technologies reflect what we’ve seen on the big screen? Sit back, grab some pizza and popcorn, and enjoy short clips from the fantastic and futuristic movies of yesterday and today. Then, hear from scientists and inventors about how close we are to taking the "fiction" out of "science fiction!"

Free with Museum admission; pizza available 5-6pm.

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Sep 17 14 - Sep 18 14
Business Innovation Factory, Providence, RI
Sep 17 14

Two of the main components of wellbeing are engagement and positive affect. Stress is often derided as harmful, but it can also be helpful for motivating achievement and for enhancing performance. Our lab has pioneered a number of ways to measure these kinds of affective states, with emphasis on making non-obtrusive measures that are objective, such as wearable sensing of physiology, camera-based measures of facial expressions, vocal expressions, and more. This talk will show live demonstrations of some technologies and discuss what they can and can't (yet) do.

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Sep 18 14

MIT Media Lab researchers bring the radiO_o project to the Peabody Essex! Wear one of their battery-powered, button-like speakers to contribute to the music of the night. Make your own mini speakers in the Maker Lounge and see an impressive collection of vintage radios courtesy of the New England Antique Radio Club.

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Sep 20 14 - Sep 21 14
Oct 01 14 - Oct 02 14
New York, NY

Rosalind Picard is the foremost expert on “affective computing.” Her groundbreaking research uses computers to read people’s emotions and offers incredible opportunities for storytellers to measure and understand their stories’ precise impact.

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Oct 09 14 - Oct 13 14
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas
Nov 07 14 - Nov 09 14
CIA campus, Napa Valley, CA