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 15 16 9:00am - Sep 04 17 5:00pm
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

As Earth's closest celestial body and only natural satellite, the moon has engaged our curiosity and imagination over millennia and across cultures. Contemporary artists use the moon as both a source of inspiration and investigation. Lunar Attraction features artworks and interactives that explore our longstanding fascination and connection with the moon, ranging from myths about the connection between werewolves and the full moon to the gravitational pull that controls Earth's tides to the 21st-century international race to build a base on the moon.

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Jan 21 17 8:00am - 9:00am
Las Vegas, Nevada

Years ago, Rosalind Picard's research group at the Media Lab set out to give computers skills of emotional intelligence, and built the first wearable technology to automatically recognize changes in human emotion. As they shrunk the sensors and made them able to be worn 24/7, they started to discover surprising findings. For example, their data indicated that “autonomic activity” measured through a sweat response was more specific than researchers thought, with patterns related to different kinds of brain activity.

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Jan 31 17 8:40am - 3:00pm
The Moscone Center, San Francisco, California

8:40am: Near-to-eye electroholography via guided-wave acousto-optics for augmented reality
This paper depicts a fully monolithic, integrated optical platform for transparent near-to-eye holographic display requiring no supporting optics. The solution employs a guided-wave acousto-optic spatial light modulator implemented in lithium niobate in conjunction with an integrated Bragg-regime reflection volume hologram.

11:00am: Progress in fabrication of waveguide spatial light modulators via femtosecond laser micromachining

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