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 05 15 - Jun 30 16
Jerome Wiesner in the Lobby of the Wiesner building

Jerry Wiesner was the quintessential Renaissance man. The breadth of his interests and achievements made him an iconic figure, not only for MIT, but also for the world. During his long career he became an expert in microwave theory, communications science, and engineering, figuring prominently in the development of radar while at MIT’s Radiation Laboratory during WWII. Years later, as science advisor to President John F. Kennedy, he played a critical role in de-escalating the arms race and gaining ratification for the partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

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Dec 01 15
Agnis Stibe

Rogers will discuss two topics. The first is on the four underlying psychological and structural factors that determine when intervention treatment effects will persist even after treatment has been discontinued. He will pay special attention to the energy use conservation and voter mobilization contexts.

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Dec 02 15 - Dec 03 15
Boston Convention and Exposition Center, Boston, MA

Wednesday, December 2 at 4:00pm
How to Balance Pest Control with Preserving Pollinator Habitat

Thursday, December 3 at 4:00pm
How to Create & Design Pollinator Habitat

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Dec 04 15
Iyad Rahwan

In this talk, Peter Sheridan Dodds and Chris Danforth will discuss their work on building what they call "lexical meters"—online instruments that use social media and other texts to quantify population rates of a wide array of human behavior such as wealth, exercise levels, obesity rates, and sleep insufficiency.

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Dec 08 15
MIT Media Lab, E14-633

Can you imagine a city that feels, understands, and cares? Many of us live and work in an urban environment, however we often are not aware of how hugely our behavior is influenced by the environment. Future cities will alter human behavior in countless ways and Socially Influencing Systems (SIS) will play an important role in making urban spaces more livable and resource-efficient by addressing current environmental problems and enabling healthier routines.

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Dec 16 15
Pullman Airport Hotel, Miami, FL