Tagged: M.I.T

Dan Ariely's "What makes us feel good about our work?" 0

Watch Dan Ariely’s “What makes us feel good about our work?” talk at TED

What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.

Watch Carlo Ratti’s “Architecture that senses and responds” talk at TED 0

Watch Carlo Ratti’s “Architecture that senses and responds” talk at TED

With his team at SENSEable City Lab, MIT’s Carlo Ratti makes cool things by sensing the data we create. He pulls from passive data sets — like the calls we make, the garbage we throw away — to create surprising visualizations of city life. And he and his team create dazzling interactive environments from moving water and flying light, powered by simple gestures caught through sensors […]

Watch "Cynthia Breazeal's "The rise of personal robots" talk at TED 0

Watch “Cynthia Breazeal’s “The rise of personal robots” talk at TED

As a grad student, Cynthia Breazeal wondered why we were using robots on Mars, but not in our living rooms. The key, she realized: training robots to interact with people. Now she dreams up and builds robots that teach, learn — and play. Watch for amazing demo footage of a new interactive game for kids […]

Richard Buchanan's Keynote on IxDA | Interaction ‘11 0

Watch Richard Buchanan’s Keynote on IxDA | Interaction ‘11 Conference

Richard Buchanan is Professor of Design, Management, and Information Systems at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Before joining the Weatherhead faculty in 2008, he served as Head of the School of Design from 1992 until 2002 and from 2002 until 2008 as Director of Doctoral Studies. While at Carnegie Mellon, he inaugurated Interaction Design programs at the Masters and doctoral level […]

Watch Natalie Jeremijenko’s “The art of the eco-mindshift” talk at TED 0

Watch Natalie Jeremijenko’s “The art of the eco-mindshift” talk at TED

Natalie Jeremijenko’s unusual lab puts art to work, and addresses environmental woes by combining engineering know-how with public art and a team of volunteers. These real-life experiments include: Walking tadpoles, texting “fish,” planting fire-hydrant gardens and more […]

Watch “Creativity and Collaboration in the Digital Age” panel at MIT Comparative Media Studies 0

Watch “Creativity and Collaboration in the Digital Age” panel at MIT Comparative Media Studies

In a panel moderated by James Paradis, five former Comparative Media Studies (CMS) students discuss their personal experiences within the CMS program and the impact it has had on their understanding, interpretation, and implementation of creativity in the digital age […]