explorers: MIT media lab

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In 2014, visiting artist @Shantell_Martin created a wall mural in what was then the Social Computing group. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, the mural still adorns the wall above...

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Thanks for visiting new MAS admitted students! Hope to see you in the fall! #mitmedialab #MASpreview #adMITted

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A visit to MIT wouldn’t be complete without photos in front of the dome! #mitmedialab #MASpreview

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Hi!! Today we’re hanging with the newly admitted MAS students! We’re gonna eat all the dim sum! #omnomnom #mitmedialab #MASpreview

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With over 10,000 attendees.. 200 companies and universities represented.. and lots of great speakers, workshops, and fun - I am signing out of the #NSBE44 takeover. Thanks for joining...

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Work hard, play hard! Having fun at #NSBE44 ! #ReigniteYourFlame #STEM #DiversityInSTEM

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Fire Side Chat at #NSBE44 with Marlon Nichols, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Cross Culture Ventures, speaks to attendees about venture capital and cultural investing. #ReigniteYourFlame...

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The Internet of Things workshop has just begun! In this hands-on workshop, attendees are learning about embedded hardware, micro-controllers, and how they work. They’ll also be using...

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Hi everyone! I’m Britney, a graduate student at the Media Lab. I’m here at the 44th Annual NSBE Convention in Pittsburgh! I’ll be sharing updates and recaps of the conference...

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It's Tea with Teachers: the @joiito edition! Follow Joi's takeover of @teawithteachers this week, and watch the video to learn about his experiences as a DJ in the Chicago nightclub...

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Trivia! At today's all-Lab meeting, students, staff, and faculty sat together (in randomly assigned teams) to answer questions about the #MediaLab's history. Who was president of the...

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"Rather than pushing children to think like adults, we might do better to remember that they are great learners and to try harder to be more like them." - Seymour Papert, 50 years later...

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After a week of #hardfun this afternoon finally got the chance to enjoy all the immersive experiences in the #legoideashouse where everyone becomes a child again :)

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#openhouse Today I shared all my #cognimates extensions with various teams at Lego from toy designers to educators. We talked a lot about what does it mean for kids to be able to program...

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Liam wanted to program the Cozmo to drive in a square, I thought let's put a pen on it. Before you know it we came up with #CozmoTurtle which can draw anything relative to the...

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That's a wrap day 1 residency with biggest Lego construction #tree #ideahouse #LegoPapert #alwayskeepgrowing

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From wood toys to construction kits and diy smart toys. The future of AI and our world belongs to kids. Why not give them a chance (and the tools) to speak up and shape it ?#cognimates...

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Some history gems from the Lego museum. Did you know the company started with wood toys, then moved to plastic molding because of material shortage in between the wars and got the idea...

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My lovely hosts Liam Nilsen and Amos Blanton introducing their swarm robotics project. Great way to get kids (and not only) to start thinking about emergent behavior and complex theory...

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The #LegoPapert residency is hosted in the Lego Foundation #ideasstudio where everything is inviting you to tinker and play with from light to music. Common objects become objects to...

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Hi, my name is Stefania Druga, I am a graduate student in Personal Robots group at Medialab and I will be doing an Instagram take over for the next two days to share with you best moments...

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Just before @canandagdeviren started the Media Lab’s Conformable Decoders group, she met #StephenHawking and pledged to create a better device for his computer interface systems....

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Ariel Ekblaw closes out Beyond the Cradle with a shout-out to all of the students, volunteers, researchers, and other #spacecadets who make the #SpaceExploration Initiative tick.

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Astronaut @astro.cady_cady, cosmonaut Denis Matveev, and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli hanging out with some local kids: some working on #cubesat, some part of the #medialab family! #SpaceExploration...

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At Beyond the Cradle, keynote presenter @nahumartist imagines a more diverse, harmonious, and beautiful future, as seen by the Moon. Stay tuned for the surprise ending! #spaceexploration...

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Retired astronaut @astro_nicole talks about using #art not only to stay healthy in space, but as a way to share the space flight experience as a human endeavor #SpaceExploration #humanities...

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"Our Sci-Fi Space Future," with amazing guests Neal Stephenson, @nnediokorafor, and @elizamcnitt, with moderator Joe Paradiso. . #scifi #sciencefiction #spaceexploration #afrofuturism

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At Beyond the Cradle 2018, #Nobel laureate Rai Weiss is rocking the house and blowing our minds with a primer on gravitational waves #SpaceExploration #LIGO #gravity #blackholes #space...

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Beyond the Cradle starts now! Visit the link in our profile to learn more and watch the livestream. . Helmet from "The Rift: An afronaut's journey," by Ayodamola Okunseinde (Ayo.io) . . . #spaceexploration .

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#dayinthelife of the #medialab: A favorite RAK Week tradition: Media Lab ball pit! #MITRAK #aroundMIT

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Join us at 2pm on 3/9 for an MLTalk featuring award-winning author and designer Neal Stephenson, in conversation with Joe Paradiso and Ariel Ekblaw! The talk will be livestreamed. Visit...

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It's RAK Week at MIT! Celebrating random acts of kindness with campus-wide opportunities for being nice to one another. Seen here: a community appreciation lunch at the Media Lab, hosted...

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Personal Robots students Randi Williams and Stefania Druga present their research on growing up with #ai at the launch of the MIT Intelligence Quest #mitiq

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"The unspoken hero of our media culture is the lens—behind every image is the lens that captured it." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Alum @marcelosco and @arandalasch designed “Window...

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Throughout the day, graphic facilitator @marshadvisuals helped to identify and illustrate key concepts and ideas coming out of the panels and discussions at Here be Dragons. #openocean

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A few of the demos on display at Here be Dragons—everything from #vr to ROVs and environmental sensors. #openocean

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"I want people to gossip about the ocean." @oceanswellorg's Asha de Vos at Here be Dragons #openocean

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"If you're going to hunt monsters, you have to wear a deerstalker." MIT alum Marty Klein, who took side-scan sonar to Loch Ness, launches the day's first round of lightning talks. #openocean

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Drawing parallels between #space exploration and deep-sea exploration: @KakaniKatija #OpenOcean

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How can we understand and track volcanic activity under the ocean? Volcanologist Adam Soule on the Exploration and Discovery panel (Track A) at Here be Dragons. #openocean #volcano...

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Anchors aweigh! Here be Dragons starts now with an intro by @joiito, @katycroffbell, and #nationalgeographic Explorers leader Alex Moen. Watch the livestream! mitsha.re/GbIk30iCkO7 . Visit...

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The #ethics and #ai takeover is over. @zivepstein signing out from NYC

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PhD student Joy Buolamwini explores the intersectional accuracy disparities in gender classifiers #codedgaze #algorithmicjusticeleague #poetofcode #ethics #tech

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A rainy day in the park. So concludes day one of #fat2018 exploring the #ethics of #ai

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Risk assessment as algorithmic violence: Media Labber Chelsea Barabas challenges the blind use of prediction in criminal justice. #ethics #causalinference

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"Technology designers are the new policy makers and AI is the new policy." A full room of lawyers, AI experts, policy folks, social scientists and everything between at the sold out...

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The Algorithmic Justice League is in the house! #ethics #fat #ainow

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This is a takeover of the media lab account for the FAT* (fairness, accountability, and transparency) conference in NYC from feb 23-24! Stay tuned for updates! #machinelearning...

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A #dayinthelife of the #medialab#coffee, #cookies, and #turkishdelight with the Conformable Decoders research group

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Geordie the corgi is excited for today's #MLTalks, and you should be too! Quantifying Forgiveness: At 3:30pm today, ProPublica investigative reporter and Media Lab Director’s Fellow...

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On 2/15, ProPublica investigative reporter and Media Lab Director’s Fellow Julia Angwin joins Joi Ito to talk about algorithmic accountability and quantifying forgiveness. The talk...

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Truly extraordinary feat of engineering, design, technology, and collaboration: @nasa_marshall's Space Launch System core stage construction and structural testing lab. #StateOfNASA...

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Deep space habitation design and modelling: figuring out the realities of how people move, sleep, work, and live in space. #StateOfNASA #SpaceExploration

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Robert Lightfoot, Acting Administrator of @NASA, delivers the #StateOfNASA address at @nasa_marshall. The focus: vision, objective, technology, teamwork. "We're returning to the Moon,...

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"Make it, don't take it." Exploring @nasa_marshall's #3dprinting facility #StateOfNASA #SpaceExploration

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Testing out a microgravity science experiment glove box (MSG) at the International Space Station Mission Operations Laboratory. It's a simulation of the #ISS where scientists learn...

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Good morning! Janine here, representing the Media Lab #SpaceExploration Initiative at the #StateOfNASA event at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. Stay tuned for a...

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And that’s a wrap! A great evening with this inspiring group of Director’s Fellows. Congrats to @celinecelines for a successful event and bringing great minds together for #thelibrarystudyhall...

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So, what’s the future of fashion? Its role, impact on the planet, identity? How do we educate the next generation of consumers and creators? Can we be hopeful about a more sustainable,...

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Director’s Fellow @celinecelines has focused her work as a designer on awareness and activism, bringing attention to the ever-growing refugee and environmental crises worldwide. Her...

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PhD candidate @jifei_ou talks about 3D printed fur, taking his research from function to fashion through collaborations with Boston-based designer @an_erin and looking at the cultural...

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An impressive panel answers the question What does sustainability mean to you? interconnectedness, transparency, materiality, responsible business practices, working locally, respecting...

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Nowadays, no conversation about sustainability would be complete without outer space. Here Director’s Fellow @lelandmelvin talking about the orbital perspective we all need to address...

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Today’s Instagram takeover comes to you courtesy of the Media Lab Director’s Fellows. Claudia Robaina, the program’s manager, will give you a first seat view to DF Céline Semaan’s...

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Watching the @spacex Falcon Heavy test launch on the big screen at the #medialab ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #SpaceExploration #dontpanic #stickthelanding

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A #dayinthelife of the #medialab community ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #regram @adamjedidiah ・・・ Surreal swinging about in Marvin Minsky’s warm house amongst this rich varied...

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Phone setup complete! 80 phones setup and ready for families to take home for our study | Phones donated by @verizon

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Day 2 of research team training complete!

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Researchers at ECU getting oriented for the study by playing with our open-ended literacy learning tools for children and families!

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Starting the day at @eastcarolinauniv working with researchers on our literacy learning study for children and families! This is Anneli and Juliana from the Lab for Social Machines...

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“Racist progress has consistently followed racial progress.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Join us at 1:30pm on 1/25 for a conversation between Ibram X. Kendi, author of Stamped...

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That’s it from the Media Lab team running the Refugee Learning Accelerator! We’re in Amman for the rest of the week creating technologies for refugee learners. Follow #mitrla for...

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“We are team EducationMatcher from Lebanon and we’re creating technology to inspire a love of reading in Syrian Refugee children. We are here to put our finger print on the biggest...

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“We are from Team Amal. Amal means hope in Arabic. We want to bring hope to Syrian youth in Jordan through vocational education, because in Jordan even the best degree won’t get...

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This is us getting on the bus for a full day of visiting NGOs across Amman to better understand the issues faced by refugee learners @missafrikaaner @jesuitrefugeeservice @molhamteam...

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Kicking off a week of hacking refugee education with the @Lego duck | This is Christabel in Jordan with a team from the Lab and 40 computer scientists from across the Middle East |...

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Introducing Programmable Droplets: a lab-on-a-chip that uses electric fields to replace the tedious and costly process of manually moving liquid samples using disposable pipettes. Researcher...

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Meet the @mitdirectorsfellows — a diverse, global network of extraordinary people working together to explore mutual learning and creativity, and expand the reach and impact of the...

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A #dayinthelife of the #medialab — meet Geordie, the newest member of the Center for Civic Media #corgipuppy #dogsofinstagram #puppylove #startrektng #dogsatwork

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Exploring olfactory interfaces, via @jdthamores #researchinprogress #science

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Via @novysan42 The city of Boston, the river Charles, and even the @mitmedialab have been erased. (view from Eastgate's 17th floor.) #bombcyclone #bombogenesis #snow #blizzard #aroundMIT

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Via @mitpics: Wow! Supermoon setting over the Great Dome, early Tuesday morning, January 2, 2018. @Regranned from @dan.dill #supermoon

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In 2017, the #medialab community enjoyed a #snowday or ten; had #funinthesun; celebrated #defianceml; flew in #zerogravity; 3D printed #glass; made something BIG (#onlyatMIT); created...

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Into the water, and dive! Dive!

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Stephen Licht, assistant professor of Ocean Engineering, introduces the VideoRay, a miniature underwater ROV (remote-operated vehicle). Next up, we try to operate it.

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#dayinthelife outside of the #medialab. We're getting a tour of the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island with Katy Croff Bell and the Open #Ocean initiative.

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Joi Ito introduces Professor Martha Minow, Father Eric Salobir, Professor Max Tegmark, and the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi for "Transhumanism: Searching for the Spirit in the Machine"...

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That time #KeytarBear played the Media Lab holiday party. #HappyHolidays #music #onlyinboston

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#Dayinthelife of the #medialab: Robot has had enough. Robot needs a break. #Robot #researchinprogress #onlyatMIT

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A #dayinthelife of the #medialab: #holiday #presents are wrapped and ready to go!

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A few days before the vote to end #netneutrality, Media Lab associate director Andy Lippman explains why we need to take a stand to prevent its destruction. Visit https://fcc.media.mit.edu/...

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A few days before the vote to end #netneutrality, Media Lab associate director Andy Lippman explains why we need to take a stand to prevent its destruction. Visit https://fcc.media.mit.edu/...

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#dayinthelife of the #medialab: First #snowfall of the season! #winterishere

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#dayinthelife of the #medialab: taking a break from finals and getting into the #holiday spirit with a community tea party #festive #shark #gradschool

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#dayinthelife of the #medialab: Talking about colors and new senses with @neilharbisson, human #cyborg. Photo by @stefaniadruga. #aroundMIT

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Via @dan.k.chen: Old sketches, didn't make it to production... #design #imagine #dayinthelife #medialab

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The @mitopenag team had a great time talking nutrient density, #flavor, future #farmers and #foodsecurity in the Lab today with @chefjoseandres! #nerdfarmers #food #agriculture

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Concentration in the face of the huge temptation to play: Personal Robots group student Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar interacts with social robot Jibo on the Space Exploration initiative's...

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On the zero gravity flight, @nico_lh and @sandsfish tested out the Telemetron: the first instrument designed for experimental musical composition in space. #zerogravity #music #experiment...

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Today the Media Lab's Space Exploration Initiative executed its first research mission: deploying 14 research projects in zero gravity! #space #zerogravity #researchinprogress #research