Technical Tours

MIT Media Lab

Date: Monday, July 9, 2022
Maximum Capacity: 40 participants
Tour Cost: $25.00 per person
The MIT Media Lab was founded by MIT Professor Nicholas Negroponte and the late Jerome Wiesner (former science advisor to President John F. Kennedy and former President of MIT), who foresaw the coming convergence of computing, publishing, and broadcast, fueled by changes in the communications industry. As this convergence accelerated, it spurred interconnected developments in the unusual range of disciplines that the Lab brought together, including cognition, electronic music, graphic design, video, and holography, as well as work in computation and human-machine interfaces. True to the vision of its founders, today’s Media Lab continues to focus on the study, invention, and creative use of digital technologies to enhance the ways that people think, express, and communicate ideas, and explore new scientific frontiers.

The MIT Media Lab applies an unorthodox research approach to envision the impact of emerging technologies on everyday life—technologies that promise to fundamentally transform our most basic notions of human capabilities. Unconstrained by traditional disciplines, Lab designers, engineers, artists, and scientists work atelier-style, conducting more than 350 projects that range from neuroengineering, to how children learn, to developing the city car of the future. Lab researchers foster a unique culture of learning by doing, developing technologies that empower people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all societies, to design and invent new possibilities for themselves and their communities.

Conference attendees participating in this technical tour will have the opportunity to view the interdisciplinary research ongoing in the following groups during the tour:
  • Biomechatronics
  • Mediated Matter
  • Molecular Machines
  • Personal Robots
  • Responsive Environments
  • Affective Computing
  • Cognitive Machines
Monday, July 9, 2022
2:45 pm Depart from Hynes Convention Center
3:00 pm Arrive at MIT Media Lab and tour facility
5:00 pm Depart MIT Media Lab and return to Hynes Convention Center
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