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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Jan 28 15

This talk has been cancelled due to the weather, with plans to be rescheduled for spring 2015

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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Jan 24 15 - Jan 25 15
Jan 23 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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Jan 21 15 - Jan 24 15
Davos, Switzerland

1/21, 2:30pm: Tod Machover and Paola Antonelli of MoMA, "Digital Creativity"

1/21, 8:00pm: Vocal Vibrations at the Music Industry Dinner

1/24, 5:45pm: Closing performance: "A Symphony for Our Times"

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Dec 19 14
Host/Chair:
Rosalind W. Picard

Communication impairments are a core characteristic of autism, affecting social-emotional interactions and broader language skills. Literature suggests the single most important prognostic indicator for young children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is language ability. The focus of new technologies to support learning and “digital literacy” provides an opportunity to address the unique needs of those diagnosed with ASD.

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Dec 18 14
Host/Chair:
Kent Larson

Recent advances in display technologies have moved computing onto physical surfaces, such as through projections and see-through screens. There is an opportunity to create an intuitive way to incorporate and share content generated on physical media within these systems. Pen and paper have been an effective communication medium for thousands of years and continue to be one of the most popular means to create even in the digital era.

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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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