Parallel narratives: Research from the Laboratory for Social Machines’ Electome project visualizes the separate worlds inhabited by journalists and the presidential candidates’ supporters on Twitter during the election.
Today at 3pm, Opera of the Future head Tod Machover leads a discussion on “The artist: means, meaning, and impact in the 21st century.” Panelists will include the Lab’s Kevin Slavin and Sputniko!, as well as the University of Maryland’s Hasan Elahi.
Media Lab Director Joi Ito talks to his friend and longtime thought partner Reid Hoffman about Joi's and Jeff Howe's new book Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future, and the optimism that informs his worldview.
New research from a team at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital, which included Synthetic Neurobiology head Ed Boyden and Labber Annabelle Singer, explores possible optogenetic approaches to treating Alzheimer’s disease.
Tonight at 5:30pm, join alum Jeffrey Warren at Aeronaut Brewing in Somerville for Hack My Nonprofit. Jeffrey, co-founder of the nonprofit Public Lab, will moderate a panel that includes Civic Media student Nathan Matias, Labber Catherine D'Ignazio, and Parts and Crafts founder Will MacFarlane; lead a hands-on demo of his nonprofit’s work; and organize breakout sessions.
"What technology actually does—the real impact it will have on society—is often that which we least expect.” TechRepublic discusses Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future, a new book by Media Lab director Joi Ito and Jeff Howe (WIRED, Northeastern University).
“If we allow 'extended intelligence' to develop without thoughtfully managing how it integrates with, and affects, society, it could be used to amplify dangerous biases and entities.” Media Lab director Joi Ito discusses the social implications of machine learning.
Remembering pioneer graphic designer Jacqueline Casey, the former director of MIT's Office of Design Services and a visiting scholar at the Media Lab. With Muriel Cooper, her work helped define the visual style of both the Media Lab and MIT.
On 12/9, Opera of the Future head Tod Machover moderates a conversation at the Media Lab about the role of the artist in an age of distraction. The panelists include Design Fiction head Sputniko!, Playful Systems head Kevin Slavin, and the University of Maryland’s Hasan Elahi.