10+ years of Human 2.0


Andy Ryan

Andy Ryan

On May 9, 2007, the Media Lab hosted Human 2.0, "a symposium focused on ushering in a new era in human adaptability—an era where technology will merge with our bodies and our minds to forever change our concept of human capability." 

Revisit the video archive below, and enjoy the Human 2.0 edition of our former printed newsletter, Frames.

Welcome and Keynote:
Welcome: Frank Moss
Introductory Remarks: Susan Hockfield
Master of Ceremonies: John Hockenberry
Keynote: Oliver Sacks

First Morning Session:
Rosalind W. Picard, "Technology-Sense and People-Sensibility"
Deb Roy, "Memory Augmentation: Extending our Sense of Self"
Cynthia Breazeal, "The Next Best Thing to Being There. Increasing the Emotional Bandwidth of Mediated Communication Using Robotic Avatars"

Second Morning Session:
Ed Boyden, "Engineering the Brain: Towards Systematic Cures for Neural Disorders"
Douglas H. Smith, "The Brain is the Client: Designing a Back Door into the Nervous System"
John Donoghue, "New Successes in Direct Brain/Neural Interface Design"
"Solutions: A Conversation between John Hockenberry and Michael Graves"

Afternoon Session:
William J. Mitchell, "Adaptability Writ Large: Smart Cities/Smarter Vehicles"
Hugh Herr, "New Horizons in Orthotics and Prosthetics: Merging Bodies and Machines"
Panel Discussion: Hugh Herr, Aimee Mullins, Michael Chorost
Tod Machover, "Enabling Expression: Music as Ultimate Human Interface"

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