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.
Jun 19 14 - Feb 28 15

The exhibit is located in our lobby at the corner of Ames and Amherst Streets in Kendall Square, Cambridge. The lobby is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm.

Muriel Cooper, Marvin Minsky, Seymour Papert: each of these three pioneers defied convention, rejected norms, and adored the impossible. Marvin taught us how uncommon common sense was. Seymour forced us to think about thinking. And Muriel showed us that the medium was not the message. Without them, the Media Lab would never be what it became.

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Oct 31 14 - Mar 22 15

VOCAL VIBRATIONS is Le Laboratoire Cambridge's exciting opening exhibition. Composer and inventor Tod Machover and architect/designer Neri Oxman invite the public into fascinating and intimate vocal experiences through their collaboration with Buddhist monk Tenzin Priyadarshi, director of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT, and a team of scientists and collaborators including Elena Jessop, Charles Holbrow and Rebecca Kleinberger, MIT professors W.

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Dec 01 14 - May 31 15
Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York

Imagine handling objects virtually and physically in real time, from thousands of miles away. The Tangible Media Group, led by MIT Media Lab’s Hiroshi Ishii, is working on such a user interaction, transforming how we may communicate and work in the future. One current project is inFORM, a dynamic-shape display that gives physical form to digital information: physical “pixels” on a table surface move in real time, in accordance with data from a motion-sensing input device.

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Jan 21 15 - Feb 11 15

This online workshop series is for educators, community center staff, and volunteers interested in engaging their young people and their families to become designers and inventors in their community. Family Creative Learning is a workshop series that engages children and their parents to learn together through the use of creative technologies. The workshops are designed to strengthen the social support and expertise of families with limited access to resources and experiences around computing.

This is a series of four, one-hour workshops:
January 21: Imagining your FCL

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Jan 28 15


This talk is part of the Advancing Wellness seminar series at the MIT Media Lab. For information about future talks, please signup to our mailing list by sending an email to wellness-seminars-join [at] media [dot] mit [dot] edu

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Jan 30 15
Fletcher School, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Feb 12 15
Gordon College
Feb 19 15
The Chang School, Ryerson University
Feb 19 15
Boston University

Designer, programmer, and author Ben Fry joins fellow designer, programmer, and educator Casey Reas for a very special evening examining the relationship between technology, media, and the visual arts. Self-described as the first generation to "grow up" with computers in the house, Fry and Reas are in a fascinating position, seeking groundbreaking approaches to shaping how information is visualized and consumed. Join us for presentations by both designers followed by an unscripted conversation about the ever-changing role of the designer in the 21s century.

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Aug 10 15
Los Angeles Convention Center