Past Major 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.
Apr 18 15 9:00am - Apr 23 15 6:00pm
Seoul, Korea

The theme for CHI 2015 is "Crossings": crossing borders, crossing boundaries, crossing disciplines, crossing people and technology, crossing past and future, crossing physical and digital, crossing art and science.

Case Studies
TRANSFORM: Embodiment of “Radical Atoms” at Milano Design Week | Hiroshi Ishii, Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Amit Zoran, Philipp Schoessler, and Jared Counts

Vision-Driven: Beyond Tangible Bits, Towards Radical Atoms | Hiroshi Ishii, Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Lining Yao, and Jifei Ou


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Jul 09 13 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tod Machover
Mar 09 13 8:00pm - 10:00pm

TSO Music Director Peter Oundjian leads the world première of A Toronto Symphony: Concerto for Composer and City on March 9 at 8:00pm.

In accompaniment to the world première, the CN Tower will feature a customized light show which is synchronized to the music.

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Dec 21 12 9:00am - Apr 11 14 3:00pm
MIT Media Lab, E14 Lobby

From lightweight, shared, electric vehicles that fold, to artificial limbs that not only emulate—but improve upon—biological gaits, the Media Lab is transforming mobility for the 21st century.

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Apr 23 12 12:00pm - Apr 25 12 4:30pm

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Feb 25 12 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tod Machover

The concert pioneers a collaborative music composition process amongst children in Armenia and America led by MIT Media Lab professor Tod Machover. The project is a synergy between the Luys Foundation, MIT, and the United States Embassy.

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Feb 24 12 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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  • MIT Media Lab
  • Center for Civic Media
  • The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
  • Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University
  • Edward R. Murrow Center for Public Diplomacy at Tufts University

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Feb 21 12 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Lawrence Lessig is the director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and a professor of law at Harvard Law School.

Prior to returning to Harvard, Lessig was a professor of law at Stanford Law School (where he was founder of Stanford's Center for Internet and Society), Harvard Law School (1997-2000), and the University of Chicago Law School. Lessig clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.

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Oct 12 11 12:00am - Oct 14 11 12:00am
MIT Media Lab

"No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main…."
–John Donne, 17th-century English poet

Economies are networks of businesses, just as businesses are networks of people, and people are networks of cells. Networks are everywhere, and the Media Lab’s fall sponsor event will celebrate their ubiquity by exploring how these structured interactions affect our economy, businesses, health, and even the way we understand ourselves.

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Feb 05 11 9:00am - 8:00pm

Music | MACHINES will be a full day and evening experience at MIT’s new Media Lab Complex celebrating the Institute’s unique tradition and future plans at the convergence of music, science and engineering.

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