MIT Media Lab Fall Meeting 2023


Jimmy Day

Jimmy Day

Tuesday — Thursday
October 24, 2023 —
October 26, 2023

The Fall Meeting will be held on-site at the MIT Media Lab with sessions livestreamed on Tuesday, October 24–Wednesday, October 25, 2023.

The meeting features updates from all Media Lab research groups, focusing on current and future work that reflects the lab's five research themes.  As always, there will be many opportunities to meet our researchers and discuss their latest work. 

There will be exclusive sessions, accessible by request or invitation only, on October 26. Preliminary information about these sessions is available at the bottom of the agenda. If you have any questions about these events, please email 
external-relations@media.mit.edu for more information.


Explore the agenda below, and be sure to register!  This is an invitation-only event, and in-person attendance is limited. If you are an employee of a member company or another organization that helps to fund the Lab, please talk to your company liaison before registering to attend in person. 

Lodging + Transportation

Several hotels are within walking distance of the Media Lab and Kendall Square's dynamic, innovation-focused neighborhood. Many more are accessible via public transit, taxi, or rideshare.  

Detailed Agenda

Virtual: A live stream of the event's main stage will be hosted here.

Schedule is subject to change. All times are U.S. Eastern Time.

As this is an invitation-only event, the live stream will be password-protected. Attendees will receive this password closer to the event.

DAY 1:  Tuesday, October 24

8:00am - 8:40am:  Registration in E14 Lobby Breakfast in the Winter Garden room

8:40am - 9:00am:  Welcome in the Multi-Purpose Room

9:00am - 10:00am:  Research Futures Session 1 - Lightning Overviews from the Principal Investigators 

10:00am - 10:45am:  Break + Networking Opportunities

10:45am - 11:50am:  Research Futures Session 2 – Lightning Overviews from the Principal Investigators 

12:00pm - 1:15pm:  Lunch with Topic Table Options for Networking and Discussion (TBA) served in the Winter Garden room

1:15pm - 3:45pm:  Explore Research Lab Demos

3:45pm - 4:15pm:  Break

4:15pm - 5:45pm:  Parallel Sessions 1 
Registration information coming soon

  • Sensate Media: Future of Fiber and Fabric (F3) - Professor Hiroshi Ishii, PI (Tangible Media), Professor Joseph Paradiso, PI (Responsive Environments), Jack Forman and Ozgun Kilic Afsar, Research Assistants (Tangible Media), and Irmandy Wicaksono, Research Assistant (Responsive Environments) 
  • AI and Future of Work, Part 2 - AI + Work and Workforce - Dr. Isabella Ioaiza, Research Affiliate and (Human Dynamics) and Pierre-Alexandre Balland, Professor, (Utrecht University) 
  • Using AI to support meetings and conversations - Professor Pattie Maes, PI (Fluid Interfaces) and Research Assistants (Fluid Interfaces) 
  • Asset Tokenization Challenges: As the recent Terra/Luna case indicates, there are several core issues in the tokenization of private money and physical-digital assets - Thomas Hardjono, Technology Officer (Human Dynamics) 
  • Cultivating Creativity - Professor Mitchel Resnick, PI (Lifelong Kindergarten), Professor Tod Machover, PI (Opera of the Future), Professor Danielle Wood, PI (Space Enabled), and Professor Zach Lieberman, PI (Future Sketches) 
  • Seeing the Invisible with Extreme Sensors: From Imaging to Ultrasound to Wireless - Akshat Dave, Postdoctoral Associate (Camera Culture)
  • Accelerating Science Discovery Workshop - Professor Ramesh Raskar, PI (Camera Culture) 

5:45pm - 7:15pm:  Reception in the Winter Garden and Silverman Skyline rooms

DAY 2: Wednesday, October 25

8:00am - 8:40am:    Registration in E14 Lobby Breakfast in the Winter Garden room

8:40am - 9:00am: Welcome in the Multi-Purpose Room

9:00am - 10:30am:  E14 Fund Overview & Presentations in the Multi-Purpose Room

10:30am - 11:00am:  Break + Networking Opportunities

Options to Explore E14 Fund Companies on the 6th floor 

11:00am - 12:00pm:  Parallel Sessions 2 
Registration information coming soon

  • Altering Brain Physiology with Wearables for Health and Optimal Performance - Professor Pattie Maes, PI (Fluid Interfaces) and Research Assistants (Fluid Interfaces)
  • PArSEC: Fast and Efficient Smart Contracts in Large Distributed Systems (Architecture and Smart Contracts) - Digital Currency Initiative 
  • Evaluating Generative Images through Liquid Democracy A Case Study in Architectural Textures - Yasushi Sakai, Research Assistant (City Science) and Kei Arima (TOPPAN) 
  • Decentralized Society - Professor Ramesh Raskar, PI (Camera Culture) 
  • Building Positive Online Spaces: Designing social media for connectedness and self-reflection - Ila Kumar and Craig Ferguson, Research Assistants (Affective Computing) 
  • AI/Data Analytics/Tools to Improve Trials, Compliance, Insights - Professor Rosalind Picard, PI (Affective Computing) and Professor Joseph Jacobson, PI (Molecular Machines) 
  • Generative AI and the Practice of Law: How technology redefines legal services and risks - Robert Mahari, Research Assistant (Human Dynamics) 

12:00pm-1:00pm:  Lunch served in the Winter Garden room

[For Liaisons Only – 12:00pm-1:00pm:  All-Liaison Meeting in E14-245]

1:00pm-2:30pm:  Plenary Session in Multi-Purpose Room – Future Worlds | Design and Action for the Future We Want to Co-create

2:30pm-3:00pm:  Break

3:00pm-5:00pm:  Explore Research Lab Demos

5:00pm-7:00pm:  Reception in the Winter Garden and Silverman Skyline rooms

DAY 3:  Thursday, October 26

Exclusive sessions, accessible by request or invitation only, are scheduled to occur simultaneously at multiple locations across and outside the Media Lab.  Should you have any inquires, please contact external-relations@media.mit.edu.

9:00am-12:15pm:  ILP Gen AI Workshop in Marriott

9:00am-4:00pm:  Open Office Hours (Upon request)

For Office Hour or Workshop Requests we typically arrange 30 to 40 minute sessions. In order to schedule these meetings, please provide us with the objectives of the meeting and details about the participant[s] including their name, titles, and email address. Feel free to get in touch with us at external-relations@media.mit.edu. 

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