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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Oct 10 14

What’s a CyborgCamp?
CyborgCamps are small, in-depth unconferences about the future of the relationship between humans and technology. Attendees discuss a variety of topics such as the futures of identity, privacy, surveillance, hardware to wetware, drones, 3D printing, cyberpunk, human augmentation, constructed reality, the second self, ethics, robot rights, sexuality, urban design, and anthropology. Topics are discussed the morning of the conference and scheduled into the conference grid by attendees themselves, making it a DIY conference experience.

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Oct 09 14 - Oct 13 14
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas
Oct 08 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

More than 30 million adults in the United States suffer from depression. Many more meet the diagnostic criteria for an anxiety disorder. Psychotherapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy can be extremely effective, but the demand for these treatments exceeds the resources available. What if we could crowdsource this problem? ​

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Oct 01 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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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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Sep 30 14

Anand Kumar is an Indian mathematician and the founder of Super30 program. Super30 is an initiative that provides free coaching to students from low-income and minority communities and helps them crack IIT-JEE, the engineering entrance examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

Kumar will discuss his work and take questions. If you wish to attend the event, RSVP by filling out this short form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_pzIETbwzzLmqY3LuWL6BVxxT7BG542sVzauICn...

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Sep 20 14 - Sep 21 14
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 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 11 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

Sarah Parcak is an associate professor of anthropology and director of the Laboratory for Global Observation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an archaeologist, space archaeologist, and Egyptologist, who uses satellite imaging to identify potential archaeological sites.

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