Past Talks and Colloquia
Jul 02 15
Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, MA
Jul 02 15

Wearable computers are becoming a widespread reality. Driven by a human quest for sensorial ultrability (ultra-ability) and control of our environment and bodies, we search for ever intimal solutions to increase our innate physical capacities using technology. Finger-wearable devices for augmentation are nowadays part of the mainstream wearable fashion and research agenda, because of their uniquely convenient placement on the human body and proximity to the most sensitive of limbs—the fingers.

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Jun 23 15 - Jun 25 15
San Francisco, CA

Hardware, software, sensors, and physical things are coming together in uncharted waters. To succeed, you’ll need to build teams that cross disciplines in ways never before attempted. Envision new business models. And recognize the “crazy” ideas that are now entirely possible.

Joi Ito (Director, Media Lab): Co-Chair of Solid with Jon Bruner; Keynote speaker

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May 29 15
Host/Chair:
Camera Culture

Ioannis Gkioulekas presents a computational imaging system, inspired by the optical coherence tomography (OCT) framework, that uses interferometry to produce decompositions of light transport in small scenes or volumes. The system decomposes transport according to various attributes of the paths that photons travel through the scene, including where on the source the paths originate, their pathlengths from source to camera through the scene, their wavelength, and their polarization.

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May 16 15
Montreal Symphony
May 12 15

Screening of a 14-minute documentary about the Media Lab's "Make the Breast Pump Not Suck" Hackathon with an introduction from the Hackathon organizers, followed by light refreshments and a Q&A with the filmmaker, Alberta Chu of ASKlabs Productions.

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May 09 15 - May 10 15
May 08 15

All talks at the Media Lab, unless otherwise noted, are open to the public.
This talk will be webcast. Join the conversation on Twitter: #MLTalks

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May 01 15

In the light of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the MIT community is planning to meet to discuss ideas to help the relief efforts using technology. The attendees can brainstorm ideas and self-organize into teams that have complementary skillsets to execute these ideas. Participants can think about using tweets, visual data, crowdsourcing methods, and other technologies to facilitate relief work, locate people, provide services, or simply make the world aware of the extent of this tragedy.

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Apr 23 15

One of the most immediate and unfiltered ways to study the brain is by eavesdropping on the activity of individual nerve cells, using electrodes implanted in the brains of an animal. In the last decade, pioneering research has enabled such recordings in humans. Single neuron recording in humans allows us to listen to the conversations of neurons using electrodes implanted in the brains of a patient undergoing neurosurgery. Effectively, we can look inside the person’s brain while they are awake and active.

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