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.
Oct 09 13 - Jul 10 14

Explore this exhibition to discover how innovators are using 3D printers to turn computer data into physical objects that could change your life. The stories we’ve uncovered focus on the future of industry, medicine and whether 3D printing will change your shopping experience. The exhibit includes work designed by Media Lab professor Neri Oxman.

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Mar 28 14 - Sep 29 14
Le Laboratoire, Paris

Vocal Vibrations, an original installation and design, invites the public to discover the relationship between sound vibrations stimulated by voice and their effects on human physiology, with sensory, unique and exceptional experience.

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Apr 17 14
Swissnex Boston, Consulate of Switzerland
Apr 18 14
Host/Chair:
Cynthia Breazeal

As robots move out of factory floors and into human environments, out from safe barricaded workstations to operating in close proximity with people, they will increasingly be expected to understand and coordinate with basic aspects of human behavior. If they are to become useful and productive participants in human-robot teams, they will require effective methods of modeling their human counterparts in order to better coordinate and cooperate with them.

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Apr 18 14

Dr. Pascual-Leone serves as the associate dean for clinical and translational research at Harvard Medical School and has directed the Clinical Research Center Program of Harvard Catalyst since 2012. Prior to that he served as program director (2001-12) at the Harvard-Thorndike GCRC at BIDMC.

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Apr 23 14 - Apr 27 14
Asheville, North Carolina
Apr 28 14
Host/Chair:
Rosalind W. Picard

Emotion is key to the effectiveness of media, whether it be in influencing memory, likability or persuasion. However, the understanding of the role of emotions in media effectiveness has been limited due to the difficulty in measuring emotions in real-life contexts. The lack of understanding of the effects of emotion in media results in large amounts of wasted time, money and other resources; in this thesis Daniel McDuff presents the first large-scale emotion measurement studies on video advertising, political debates and movies.

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May 02 14

This talk follows the Center for Bits and Atoms workshop on Bits ↔ Biology on May 1. Learn more.

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May 02 14

JP Onnela is an assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is interested in a broad range of theoretical and applied problems in network science. His current research focuses on statistical and mathematical analysis and modeling of social and biological networks and their connection to human health; development of metrics and methods for network analysis; and online social systems and social media.

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May 18 14
ICA