Past Talks and Colloquia
Jul 27 16 11:00am - 1:00pm
Host/Chair:
Edward Boyden

In order to map the dynamics of neural circuits in mammalian brains, we need tools that can record activity over large volumes of tissue and correctly attribute the recorded signals to the individual neurons that generated them. High-resolution neural activity maps will be critical for the discovery of new principles of neural coding and neural computation, and to test computational models of neural circuits.

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Jul 25 16 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Host/Chair:
Neil A. Gershenfeld

Rapid prototyping has been in the limelight for the past decade. 3D printers have an evocative name that promises production of complex parts on demand. However, current practice doesn't quite deliver on these promises of advanced manufacturing.

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Jul 22 16 11:00am - 1:00pm
Host/Chair:
Joseph A. Paradiso

The experience of wonder imbues the ordinary world around us with a magical sense of possibility that was not there before. When technology is seamlessly integrated into the commonplace, it can evoke a sense of wonder.

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Jul 21 16 8:00am - 5:00pm

Forbidden Research
MIT Media Lab
July 21, 2016
By invitation only

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Jul 08 16 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Host/Chair:
Mitchel Resnick

The ability to create, design, and express oneself with technology is an important fluency for full participation and engagement in today’s digitally mediated society. Social support can play a major role in engaging and deepening what young people can learn and do with technology. In particular, parents can play many roles, such as being collaborators, resource providers, and co-learners with their children.

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Jul 07 16 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Host/Chair:
Hiroshi Ishii

This thesis introduces and examines methods for the capture and reproduction of music on the piano that maintains a tight coupling between the body and the physical instrument. Music playing originates in the body, which plays a central role in both performance and pedagogy. However, technology for the capture and reproduction of music has largely ignored the intricate relationship between the sound, the body and the instrument in the making and appreciation of music.

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Jun 29 16 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Creative Commons and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

CC:Rewire is a celebration of Creative Commons' renewed vision to build a more vibrant and usable commons of knowledge and creativity that can be freely and easily used by anyone in the world.

Hosted by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
With Creative Commons co-hosts Joi Ito, Advisory Council, Lawrence Lessig, Co-Founder and Board Member, & Esther Wojcicki, Advisory Council

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Jun 28 16 11:15am - 1:45pm
Brighton, UK
A picture of Philippa Mothersill
Design Research Society

The future of design is becoming ever more digital: from the computer-aided design systems designers use to create 3D models of their inventions, to the digital fabrication machines that can build physical objects previously impossible to manufacture, to the online crowd-sourcing research tools that allow researchers to collect thousands of responses to their studies. How best can thinking about computing be embedded in the philosophy of design, and design research? This workshop proposes some responses to this question, specifically considering the design of physical objects.

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May 31 16 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Webcasts of events in the MLTalks series are live captioned for the hearing impaired, and Audio Assist Devices are available for those attending in person; please email events [at] media [dot] mit [dot] edu for more information.

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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May 14 16 9:00am - 1:00pm
Host/Chair:
Lifelong Kindergarten

Join the Scratch Team at the MIT Media Lab to meet, share, learn, and celebrate Scratch Day with local Scratchers! There are also many other Scratch Day events taking place all over the world. Find the one nearest to you at http://day.scratch.mit.edu/.

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