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Sunday, July 1 • 9:00am - 10:10am
The MIT Media Lab @ Aspen Ideas: Seeding Innovation (Featuring an Exclusive Announcement)
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Micah Eckhardt

Micah Eckhardt is a Ph.D. candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of MIT Media Lab’s Affective Computing Group. Eckhardt has a diverse technological background in areas of machine learning, machine vision, robotics, and interaction design that informs his work developing assistive and learning technologies for individuals diagnosed with autism. Currently, he is developing a social platform for interactive and... Read More →
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Todd Farrell

Todd Farrell is a doctoral student in the biomechatronics group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab. Farrell’s main research interest is in the control of robotic prosthetics using myoelectric signal processing and machine learning. Outside of research, he is involved with the Pacific Social Architecting Corporation as chief technology officer and advisor and is an instructor in the D-Lab at MIT, where he develops... Read More →
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Joichi Ito

Joichi Ito is director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. He is chair of Creative Commons, on the board of the MacArthur Foundation, on the board of trustees of the Knight Foundation, and co-founder and board member of Digital Garage, an Internet company in Japan. He is a member of the IT Strategic Headquarters of the Japanese cabinet. He has created numerous Internet companies and was an early-stage investor in Twitter... Read More →
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Coco Krumme

Coco Krumme is a research assistant in eRationality with MIT Media Lab’s Human Dynamics Group. She studies behavioral economics and human habits through the lens of big data. She is a member of the American Association of Wine Economists.   
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Daniel McDuff

Daniel McDuff is a research assistant in the Affective Computing Group at MIT Media Lab. Prior to joining the Media Lab, he worked for the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) in the United Kingdom. He is interested in using computer vision and machine learning to enable the automated recognition of affect. He is also interested in technology for remote measurement of physiology. McDuff received his bachelor’s and master’s... Read More →
avatar for Nadya Peek

Nadya Peek

Nadya Peek is a research assistant in the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT Media Lab. She works on digital fabrication, networking protocols for machine control, digital materials, machines that make machines, and rapid prototyping. In her spare time, she volunteers at Fab Lab (Fabrication Laboratories), a global network of digital fabrication facilities where anyone can make almost anything.   
avatar for Eric Rosenbaum

Eric Rosenbaum

Eric Rosenbaum is a research assistant in the Lifelong Kindergarten group at MIT Media Lab. His current research focuses on the intersection of music, improvisation, play, and learning. His master’s thesis explores reflective learning in the Scratch programming environment for children. He has made software for finger painting with sound, painting with light, improvising with looping sounds, and creating interactive behaviors in 3D... Read More →
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Ben Waber

Ben Waber is a senior researcher at Harvard Business School and a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab. He is also the president and CEO of Sociometric Solutions, a management consulting firm that uses social-sensing technology to understand and improve organizations. He received his Ph.D. from MIT for his work with Alex “Sandy” Pentland in the Human Dynamics group at the Media Lab. Waber’s work has been featured in major... Read More →


Sunday July 1, 2012 9:00am - 10:10am
Doerr-Hosier, McNulty Room