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Baratunde Thurston

Director's Fellows Program Alumnus

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MLTalks: Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.

Thursday
January 10, 2013
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MLTalks: Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.

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Comedy Hack Day with Baratunde Thurston

LocationMIT Media Lab, 6th Floor DescriptionComedy Hack Day, an initiative by Director's Fellow Baratunde Thurston's company Cultivated W...

Saturday — Sunday
September 21, 2013 —
September 22, 2013
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POSTPONED Media Lab Conversations Series: Geetha Narayanan

LocationMIT Media Lab, Third-Floor Atrium Description This talk has been postponed. We look forward to following Geetha Narayanan later i...

Friday
March 15, 2013
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Media Lab Conversations Series: JJ Abrams

Nov. 26, 2012
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Joi Ito, Shaka Senghor, Linda Stone, Jeff Sturges, Baratunde Thurston @ TEDxMidwest

LocationChicago, IL DescriptionMedia Lab Director Joi Ito, Director's Fellows Shaka Senghor, Jeff Sturges, and Baratunde Thurston, and Ad...

Thursday — Saturday
May 2, 2013 —
May 4, 2013
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Media Lab Conversations Series: Carroll Bogert

Sept. 10, 2012
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Media Lab Conversations Series: Damien Echols and Shaka Senghor

Damien Echols and Shaka Senghor in conversation on injustice, compassion, and redemption in relation to their prison memoirs.

Thursday
May 16, 2013
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Media Lab Conversations Series: Guts and Genius

David Sun Kong, Kevin Slavin, and special guests in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.

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MLTalks: Joi Ito and the Director's Fellows

Director of the Media Lab Joi Ito in conversation with the Director's Fellows.

Friday
January 23, 2015
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MLTalks: Joi Ito and the Director's Fellows

Director of the Media Lab Joi Ito in conversation with the Director's Fellows.

Jan. 23, 2015
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MLTalks Series

Learn more about our MLTalks series, including upcoming events.

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Lessons Learned on the Road to Pandemic Preparedness | Pandemic Response Catalyst Conversations

Expert panelists discuss lessons learned from COVID-19 and progress made to better prepare our public health systems.

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SociaBowl: A Dynamic Table Centerpiece to Mediate Group Conversations

Joanne Leong, Yuehan Wang, Romy Sayah, Stella Rossikopoulou Pappa, Florian Perteneder, Hiroshi Ishii. 2019. SociaBowl: A Dynamic Table Centerpiece to Mediate Group Conversations. In CHI’19 Extended Abstracts, May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland Uk. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3312775

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SociaBowl: A Dynamic Table Centerpiece to Mediate Group Conversations

We introduce SociaBowl, a dynamic table centerpiece to promote positive social dynamics in 2-way cooperative conversations. A centerpiece...

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Media Lab Focus

Join us remotely as we go on curated research journeys focused on a monthly theme.

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Media Lab Focus | November 2020: Telecreativity

The Media Lab Focus series for November 2020 will present research every week on the theme of Telecreativity.

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We can change the DNA of an entire species—in the wild

On Should This Exist?, Sculpting Evolution head Kevin Esvelt grapples with the potential benefits and consequences of gene drive.

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Media Lab Focus | January 2021: Building the New Economy

The Media Lab Focus series for January 2021 will present research every week on the theme of Building the New Economy.

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Media Lab Focus | September 2020: Technology and Social Equity

The Media Lab Focus series for September 2020 will present research every week on the theme of Technology and Social Equity.

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Media Lab @ NeurIPS | 2020

The following Media Lab community members participated in the thirty-fourth virtual conference on Neural Information Processing Systems.

Article

Collective Learning Summit 2018 Keynote

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MLTalks: Carroll Bogert "Look Who's Talking: Non-Profit Newsmakers in the New Media Age"

LocationMIT Media Lab, Third-Floor Atrium DescriptionChanges in the media world have been hard on journalists and unsettling for news con...

Monday
September 10, 2012
Video

MLTalks—Perspectives on creativity and failure

Colleen Macklin and John Sharp in conversation with Joi Ito

Publication

Personality, Attitudes, and Bonding in Conversations

Jaques, N., Kim, Y. L., and Picard, R. W. "Personality, Attitudes, and Bonding in Conversations," In Proceedings of Intelligent Virtual Agents, California, USA, September 2016.

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Media Lab research at CHI 2019

The following Media Lab groups and projects are represented at CHI 2019

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SXSW | Head Fakes and Pivots: Trump Punks Silicon Valley

BARATUNDE THURSTONBaratunde Bureaucracy CorpFuturist comedian, activist, and best-selling "How to Be Black" author Baratunde Thurston giv...

Wednesday
March 15, 2017
3:30pm — 4:30pm
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It's Time for Tech to Embrace Prison Reform

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Media Lab Focus | March 2021: Mobility

The Media Lab Focus series for March 2021 will present research on the theme of Future Human.

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Cynthia Breazeal Assumes New Media Lab Role

Cynthia Breazeal has been promoted to full professor and named associate director of the Media Lab. Both appointments are effective July 1.

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Jean-Baptiste Labrune

Research Affiliate

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Teaching at the Media Lab

To me, teaching equals sharing while learning.

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Understanding and Predicting Bonding in Conversations Using Thin Slices of Facial Expressions and Body Language

Jaques, N., McDuff, D., Kim, Y. K., and Picard, R. W. "Understanding and Predicting Bonding in Conversations Using Thin Slices of Facial Expressions and Body Language," In Proceedings of Intelligent Virtual Agents, California, USA, September 2016.

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Ekene Ijeoma Joins the MIT Media Lab

In January 2019, artist Ekene Ijeoma will join the MIT Media Lab as an assistant professor.

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India has been able to manage complex conversations better than US: Tenzin Priyadarshi

Priyadarshi talks to Malini Goyal on a broad range of issues.

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Zach Lieberman joins MIT Media Lab

New adjunct associate professor combines fine arts and coding.

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Meet the Labbers

Meet the Labbers, which ran from 2016–2018, was an ongoing audio series that took listeners inside the Media Lab.

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Climate Conversations, S2E3: How will Human Beings Adapt to a Changing Climate?

How well have humans adapted to the current climate, and how will we adapt to new climate complexities?This week, the Climate Conversatio...

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MLTalks: Dr. Temple Grandin

Dr. Temple Grandin in conversation with founder and director of the Media Lab's Affective Computing Rosalind Picard.

Tuesday
March 17, 2015
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MLTalks: Mark Bauman

Mark Bauman in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.

Monday
September 23, 2013
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MLTalks: Yancey Strickler

Kickstarter's Yancey Strickler in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.

Wednesday
April 3, 2013
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MLTalks: Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.

Wednesday
April 4, 2012
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MLTalks: Sarah Parcak

Archaeologist Sarah Parcak in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.

Thursday
September 11, 2014
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MLTalks: J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.

Tuesday
November 27, 2012
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Pandemic Response Catalyst Conversations

The MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, MIT Media Lab’s Community Biotechnology Initiative, and MilliporeSigma—the lif...

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MLTalks: Beth Noveck

Founder and Director of The Governance Lab Beth Noveck in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.

Wednesday
May 29, 2013
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MLTalks: Judith Donath

Judith Donath in conversation with Center for Civic Media Director Ethan Zuckerman and Media Lab Director Joi Ito.

Thursday
June 12, 2014
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MLTalks: George Church

American geneticist, molecular engineer, and chemist George Church in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.

Friday
May 2, 2014
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Media Lab announces 2017 Director’s Fellows

Announcing 10 new Director’s Fellows who'll bring their diverse experiences to the Media Lab.