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 - Oct 31 14

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.

We invite you to explore a new public exhibit in the lobby of the Media Lab (75 Amherst Street, Cambridge MA) celebrating the work of these three unique minds, and their influence and impact upon the history of the Media Lab.

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Oct 30 14
Host/Chair:
V. Michael Bove

Digital Synesthesia is the concept of using sensors and mobile technology to create a user experience that mimics the way people use their senses and enables the perception of information that is outside of our sensory spectrum. Modern technology already offers the ability to detect this information, but what has not been achieved is the way for our brains and body to incorporate this new information as a part of our sensory tool-belt. Then we can truly begin to understand our surrounding world in a new and undiscovered way.

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Oct 30 14

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

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Nov 07 14 - Nov 09 14
CIA campus, Napa Valley, CA
Nov 09 14 - Nov 11 14
Half Moon Bay, CA
Nov 12 14

In his talk, Dr. Nock will describe recent findings from epidemiologic studies on the prevalence, characteristics and risk factors for suicidal behavior, behavioral studies on psychological processes associated with self-injurious and suicidal behavior, and clinic-based studies aimed at improving the prediction of suicidal behavior.

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Nov 12 14

Masashi Kawamura is creative director / founder of the creative lab PARTY. He was previously a creative director at Wieden + Kennedy New York, and has worked around the globe in different agencies such as BBH New York and 180 Amsterdam, creating numerous award-winning ad campaigns. Outside of advertising, he continues to explore the world of design and interaction, working on music videos, product design, and social apps.

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Nov 26 14

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, currently affecting over 5 million people in the USA alone. Age-related mild cognitive impairments may affect two to three times as many individuals. As pharmacological treatments for AD are limited, there has been growing interest in identifying non-pharmacological treatment strategies that focus on ameliorating individual medical and lifestyle risk factors as a way of delaying or preventing the onset of AD symptoms.

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