'Augmenting Brains' is an all-day, in-person event dedicated to the discussion of the future of brain sensing.
The event will be held on December 9, 2022 at the newly opened MIT Museum and MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, United States.
We will cover a variety of topics, including:
- living implants
- memory fabrication
- brain stimulation
- and more.
Also included will be demos and inspiration stations of dream experiences, and other brain-computer interfaces.
We will have a deep dive together with our speakers and audience about the multitude of current use cases and form-factors, as well as the future ones.
Additionally, we will cover topics such as: hardware, healthtech, entertainment, wellbeing, ethics, and legislation.
Who should attend the event?
'Augmenting Brains' is perfect for BCI aficionados, sci-fi lovers, ethicists, creators, directors, producers, tinkerers, VCs, investors, heads of innovation, lab decision makers responsible for information, technology, strategy, and investment in brain sensing tech.
Speakers and Agenda
In addition to world renowned scientists from the Media Lab and larger MIT community , we are extremely excited to host speakers and guests all in-person from different institutions around the world with different backgrounds. The tentative agenda is below.
10:00am | Registration & Breakfast
10:30am | Welcome and Intro
10:40am | Cognitive Augmentation
Prof. Pattie Maes – MIT Media Lab; Media Arts and Sciences
11:20am | Coffee break | Demos and Inspiration Stations
11:40am | Writing to the Brain, Part 1 – Implanting Memories
Prof. Elizabeth F. Loftus – UCI School of Social Ecology; Distinguished Professor of Psychological Science
12:30pm | Writing to the Brain, Part 2 – Writing to the Brain in Sleep
Dr. Nathan Whitmore – MIT Media Lab
1:00pm | Lunch
2:00pm | Living with a BCI
Dr. Theresa Vaughan, National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies
2:40pm | Stimulating the Brain – Smell
Dr. Judith Amores, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research
3:20pm | Coffee break | Demos and Inspiration Stations
3:40pm | Towards future systems? Part 1 - Living Wires
Prof. Kacy Cullen, University of Pennsylvania
4:20pm | Towards future systems? Part 2 – Holograms, Entertainment and Beyond
Steven Kane, producer, Halo
4:50pm | Closing Remarks
5:00pm | Reception
Please check the event's website for up-to-date information.