David Colby Reed Speaks at Long Now Boston's "A New Lens on the Future"


Long Now Boston

Long Now Boston

February 7, 2022
7:30pm — 9:00pm ET

Long Now Boston welcomes five remarkable individuals, including Space Enabled's David Colby Reed, to the 4th Annual Flash Talks. The invited speakers are early-career researchers, educators, and developers that are looking at problems and providing innovative solutions. Join for a Long Now Boston conversation with fascinating talks by up and coming leaders from areas ranging from developing open learning platforms to robotics design.

  • The Future of Open Learning: Using digital technology to provide access to education. Presented by Katherine Ouellette, Communications Specialist at MIT Open Learning.
  • Space Enabled: Laying the foundation for the future of space exploration.  Presented by David Colby Reed, PhD candidate in the Space Enabled Lab at MIT Media lab. 
  • The MEER Framework: Solving the climate crisis necessitates decoupling the overheating and the greenhouse gas problems. We summarize preliminary data consistent with the efficacy of sky-facing glass mirrors for enabling local adaptation while globally rebalancing Earth’s energy fluxes. Presented by Ye Tao, The MEER Framework.
  • Biology as Technology: Recoding the Future: Living things have been harnessed as a technology by humans for millennia. Synthetic biology is revolutionizing the way we think about the living world around us. Presented by Sudeep Agarwala, synthetic biologist and Program Director at Gingko Bioworks.
  • Developing Equitable Robot Design Processes: Technologies, including robots, can embed new inequalities and entrench existing ones, so we need to promote more equitable ways of designing robots. I focus on equitable design approaches that can be leveraged to incorporate more voices and values in the robot design process. Presented by Anastasia Ostrowski, PhD student anddesign researcher in the Personal Robots group at MIT Media Lab.

Audience participation is encouraged for this event. 

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