Past Talks and Colloquia
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.
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Jul 11 14
Host/Chair:
Henry Holtzman

It is not so far-fetched that in the near future, a student will work through a difficult vector calculus problem by using his hands to manipulate a 3D visualization that floats above his desk. A doctor will prepare for heart surgery by practicing on a photo-real replica of his patient's organ. A visitor to the British Museum in London will sketch a golden Pharaoh’s headdress, illuminated by sunlight that pours in the window, never aware that the artifact is still in Egypt.

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Jul 09 14
Online
Jun 27 14
Dr. Katy Croff Bell

All talks at the Media Lab, unless otherwise noted, are open to the public.
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Expedition Leader, National Geographic Nautilus Live
Vice President & Chief Scientist, Ocean Exploration Trust

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Jun 12 14

Judith Donath synthesizes knowledge from urban design, evolutionary biology, and cognitive science to design innovative interfaces for online communities and virtual identities. A Harvard Berkman Faculty Fellow and formerly director of the MIT Media Lab's Sociable Media Group, she is known internationally for her writing on identity, interface design, and social communication. She is the creator of many pioneering online social applications; her work and that of the Sociable Media Group have been shown in museums and galleries worldwide.

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Jun 10 14
Jun 07 14 - Jun 08 14

Kevin Hu and Alexis Hope on FOLD:
Imagine reading about the 2008 housing crisis without knowing what a mortgage is. Jumping into complex news stories is difficult, particularly stories requiring historical or technical context. Kevin Hu and Alexis Hope hypothesize that the feeling of frustration and inadequacy that comes with not being able to understand the news causes readers to turn away from specific pieces or entire stories.

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May 28 14

This talk has been cancelled.

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May 15 14
Goethe Institut, Boston
May 07 14

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May 02 14

JP Onnela is an assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is interested in a broad range of theoretical and applied problems in network science. His current research focuses on statistical and mathematical analysis and modeling of social and biological networks and their connection to human health; development of metrics and methods for network analysis; and online social systems and social media.

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