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.
Sep 29 16 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Boston Opera House
Oct 03 16 4:00pm - 5:30pm
MIT Media Lab, E14-633

Mobile and ubiquitous computing research has led to new techniques for cheaply, accurately, and continuously collecting data on human behavior that include detailed measurements of physical activities, social interactions and conversations, sleep quality and duration, and more.

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Oct 05 16 11:00am - 11:15am
Oct 06 16 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Notre Dame College
Oct 07 16 9:00am - Oct 10 16 6:00pm
MIT Media Lab, 6th floor

This hackathon held on the MIT campus is called Reality, Virtually because it will promote new applications built for vertical market segments. The competition will stretch the amazing advancements and expertise in VR and AR gaming and entertainment during the past couple of years, into new and lesser-cultivated fields.

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Oct 17 16 2:00pm - 3:00pm
MIT Media Lab, E14-244
Camera Culture

The theory of compressive sensing (CS) has attracted great attention since it was published a decade ago. CS has found natural applications in imaging and optical sensing sciences, yielding a great number of publications. From a decade perspective, Professor Adrian Stern will present an overview of the main achievements in optical CS engineering and discuss remaining challenges. He will survey the main applications and present representative examples form our and other's group results.

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Oct 19 16 1:00pm - 2:30pm

All talks at the Media Lab, unless otherwise noted, are open to the public.
This talk will be webcast. Join the conversation on Twitter: #MLTalks

Webcasts of events in the MLTalks series are live captioned for the hearing impaired.

Audio Assist Devices are available for those attending in person; please email events [at] media [dot] mit [dot] edu for more information.

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Nov 03 16 7:30am - 6:30pm
A picture of Neri Oxman

Neri Oxman will present the opening keynote at the 2016 Zero Waste Conference in Vancouver, Canada.

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Nov 04 16 3:00pm - Nov 06 16 2:00pm
The Culinary Institute of America and MIT Media Lab

reThink Food, a unique collaboration between The Culinary Institute of America and MIT Media Lab, brings together a diverse group of thought leaders and innovators at the intersection of technology, behavior, design, and food. Our mission: to explore how areas such as big data, social networking, mobile computing, behavioral economics, marketing, neuroscience, agriculture, and culinary insight and strategy are radically changing food markets, systems, and our understanding of consumer choices.

We are designing our future.

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Nov 19 16 9:00am - Nov 20 16 6:00pm

Speakers from the Media Lab community include:

Joscha Bach, Playful Systems
Matt Carroll, Civic Media
Charles Fracchia, alum
Caesar Hidalgo, Macro Connections
Viirj Kan, Mediated Matter
Ani Liu, Design Fiction
Pattie Maes, Fluid Interfaces
Savannah Niles, alum
Guy Satat, Camera Culture
Eric Schilling, Lifelong Kindergarten
Marco Tempest, Director's Fellow alum
Phil Tinn, Changing Places

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