Past Talks and Colloquia
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.
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Nov 26 14

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, currently affecting over 5 million people in the USA alone. Age-related mild cognitive impairments may affect two to three times as many individuals. As pharmacological treatments for AD are limited, there has been growing interest in identifying non-pharmacological treatment strategies that focus on ameliorating individual medical and lifestyle risk factors as a way of delaying or preventing the onset of AD symptoms.

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Nov 24 14
Mohit Gupta
Host/Chair:
Camera Culture

Time-of-flight (ToF) cameras are fast becoming the method of choice for depth sensing in a wide range of applications. Several low cost and compact ToF systems are available as commodity devices, including the Microsoft Kinect. A major problem faced by ToF sensors is multipath interference (MPI) due to interreflections and scattering. MPI often results in large depth errors, especially in enclosed scenes and in fog and smoke. I will present our recent work on mitigating the multipath problem by using high frequency (spatial and temporal) illumination.

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Nov 20 14

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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Nov 19 14

This talk is part of the Advancing Wellness seminar series at the MIT Media Lab. For information about future talks, please signup to our mailing list by sending an email to wellness-seminars-join [at] media [dot] mit [dot] edu.

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Nov 18 14

Kelly Dobson is an artist and engineer who pioneered the Parapraxis of Machine Design, a novel area of research examining how people relate to and through machines beyond their intended purposes. Her highly interdisciplinary work spans art, technology, medicine, and culture.

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Nov 14 14
Host/Chair:
Hiroshi Ishii

Designers of interactive products have long sought to match form with function. The physical affordances of a design make it easier for users to interact with products like cameras, car, or music production tools where people need to attend to many tasks simultaneously, and where precision and expressivity is required.

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Nov 12 14

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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Nov 12 14

In his talk, Dr. Nock will describe recent findings from epidemiologic studies on the prevalence, characteristics and risk factors for suicidal behavior, behavioral studies on psychological processes associated with self-injurious and suicidal behavior, and clinic-based studies aimed at improving the prediction of suicidal behavior.

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Nov 12 14 - Nov 23 14
Nov 11 14
Georgia Tech Square Research Building