Connecting with the Emerging Nervous System of Ubiquitous Sensing
Alexander W Dreyfoos Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
Friday, November 06, 2015|
4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Reception in Beyster 3rd floor alcove from 3:30-4:00 pm
Host: Rada Mihalcea
About the Event
This talk will overview the broad theme of interfacing humans to the ubiquitous electronic "nervous system" that sensor networks will soon extend across things, places, and people, going well beyond the ‘Internet of Things,’ and in different ways challenging the notion of physical presence. I'll illustrate this through two avenues of research - one looking at a new kind of digital "omniscience" (e.g., different kinds of browsers for sensor network data & agile frameworks for sensor representation) and the other looking at buildings & tools as "prosthetic" extensions of humans (e.g., making HVAC and lighting systems an extension of your natural activity and sense of comfort, or smart tools as human-robot cooperation in the hand), drawing from many projects that are running in my group at the MIT Media Lab.
Joseph Paradiso directs the Responsive Environments group, which explores how sensor networks augment and mediate human experience, interaction, and perception. In addition, he co-directs the Things That Think Consortium, a group of industry sponsors and Media Lab researchers who explore the extreme fringe of embedded computation, communication, and sensing.
Faculty Sponsor: Rada Mihalcea
Open to: Public