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.
Aug 23 15 - Sep 05 15
Lucerne, Switzerland

8/23 | Tribute to Boulez 6: Re-Structures for Two Pianos and Live Electronics (world premiere)

8/29 | Late Night 3
Lucerne Festival Academy Ensemble: Hyperstring Trilogy

9/05 | Symphony Concert 24
Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra | A Symphony for Lucerne (world premiere)

9/12 | Young – Family Concert 2
Lucerne Festival Young Performance: Fensadense for Hyperinstruments and Interactive Electronics (world premiere)

9/12 | Late Night 5
Lucerne Festival Young Performance: Fensadense for Hyperinstruments and Interactive Electronics

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Sep 10 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

During the question-and-answer session, the panel will be joined by photographer Lena Herzog, whose photographs of the artist's work are collected in the book Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen.

Please contact events [at] media [dot] mit [dot] edu with questions about this event.

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Sep 10 15

This event is open to the public

In 2015, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) kicks off the first US tour featuring Theo Jansen's famed kinetic sculptures: the Strandbeests. Dynamic and interdisciplinary, Jansen's Strandbeests (beach animals) blur the lines between art and science, sculpture and performance. The exhibition will celebrate the thrill of the Strandbeests' unique locomotion as well as the processes that have driven their evolutionary development on the Dutch seacoast. The exhibition will premiere at PEM in Fall 2015, then travel to Chicago and San Francisco.

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Sep 15 15
Host/Chair:
Rosalind W. Picard

Digital technologies have made their way into all the aspects of our lives that, according to psychology, influence our wellbeing—everything from social relationships and curiosity to engagement and learning. By bringing together research and methodologies well-established in psychology, education, neuroscience and human-computer interaction, we can begin to cultivate a new field dedicated to the design and development of technology that supports wellbeing and human potential.

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Sep 21 15

The MLTalks series hosts visionaries who work at the intersection of technology, art, and enterprise.

All talks at the Media Lab, unless otherwise noted, are open to the public.
Many talks in the series will be webcast. Details available on the specific talk pages.
Join us on Twitter: #MLTalks

Archived videos of events in the Media Lab's Conversations series are available online.


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Sep 22 15

For the last decade, Sandy Pentland's research has investigated what can be learned from continuous monitoring of human behavior. What has emerged is a very different picture of healthy and unhealthy human life, one that acknowledges the primacy of social relationships over internal state, and is more rooted in ethology, field biology and evolution than than in medicine or cell biology. This view of the human condition has allowed us to not only monitor human wellbeing from currently available information sources, but to predict impending problems and to re-establish healthy behavior patterns.

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Oct 06 15
Oct 20 15
Nov 06 15 - Nov 08 15
Napa Valley, CA

The reThink Food Annual Leadership Conference brings together a diverse group of thought leaders and innovators at the intersection of technology, behavior, design, and food. Our assembled speakers, experts, and provocateurs will spotlight areas of innovation all along the food industry’s chain of supply and demand—from agriculture to the consumer food experience—and offer solutions for rethinking the future of food amid radically changing food markets around the globe.

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