Bruno Latour, Holberg Prize. Credit: Manuel Braun.
Bruno Latour, Holberg Prize. Credit: Manuel Braun.

Bruno Latour

Bruno Latour was trained first as a philosopher and then an anthropologist. From 1982 to 2006, he a was professor at the Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation at the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris. For various periods, he was … Continued

KEYNOTE

Friday, September 26, 2014
1:30–4:00 pm
Media Lab, MIT Building E14-674

A man smiles next to charcoal drawings and projectors.
Bevil Conway

Bevil Conway

Bevil Conway is an artist, an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Wellesley College, and a Lecturer on Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. Conway’s research examines the neural basis for visual behavior, with a particular focus on color, and investigates the … Continued

SEEING

September 26, 2014
1:30 – 4:00 pm
Media Lab, E14-674

A man stands in front of a wall of projected text.
Arnold Dreyblatt

Arnold Dreyblatt

Arnold Dreyblatt’s musical and artistic practice ranges from large multi-day performances to permanent installations, digital projections, dynamic textual objects and multi-layered lenticular text panels. His visual artworks are complex textual and spatial visualizations about memory, reflecting upon such themes as … Continued

EVENING PERFORMANCE

September 27, 2014
7:00 pm
Media Lab, E14-674

Stefan Helmreich
Stefan Helmreich

Stefan Helmreich

Stefan Helmreich received his PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University and prior to coming to MIT held fellowships at Cornell, Rutgers and NYU. His research examines the works and lives of biologists thinking through the limits of “life” as a … Continued

SOUNDING

Saturday, September 27, 2014 / 9:30am–1:00pm
Media Lab E14-674 

Caroline A. Jones. Credit: Tony Rinaldo.

Caroline A. Jones

Professor of Art History History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art Program, MIT Caroline A. Jones studies modern and contemporary art, with a particular focus on its technological modes of production, distribution, and reception. Trained in visual studies and … Continued

SEEING

Friday, September 26, 2014 / 1:30 – 4:00pm

Media Lab E14-674 

David Kaiser
David Kaiser

David Kaiser

David Kaiser is Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science and Department Head of MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society, and a Senior Lecturer in MIT’s Department of Physics. Kaiser’s historical research focuses on the development of physics in … Continued

KEYNOTE

September 26, 2014
5:00–7:00pm
Media Lab E14-674

Brian Kane
Brian Kane

Brian Kane

Brian Kane holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley (B.A. in Philosophy, 1996; Ph.D. in Music, 2006). Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, he was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Music at Columbia University (2006-2008). Kane, born in … Continued

SOUNDING

September 27, 2014
9:30am–1:00pm
Media Lab E14-674

Leila W. Kinney
Leila W. Kinney

Leila W. Kinney

2014 CAST “SEEING / SOUNDING / SENSING” SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANT LEILA W. KINNEY Leila W. Kinney is the Executive Director of Arts Initiatives and of the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST), working with Associate Provost Philip S. Khoury, … Continued

SENSING

September 27, 2014
2:00–5:00pm
Media Lab E14-674

Carrie Lambert-Beatty
Carrie Lambert-Beatty

Carrie Lambert-Beatty

Carrie Lambert-Beatty is an art historian with a focus on art from the 1960s to the present and a special interest in performance in an expanded sense. She teaches art history and visual studies at Harvard University. Her 2008 book … Continued

SENSING

September 27, 2014
2:00–5:00pm
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A man poses for a photograph in a stone church.
Alvin Lucier. Credit: Michael Schroeater.

Alvin Lucier

Alvin Lucier is the John Spencer Camp Professor of Music, Emeritus, at Wesleyan University, where he has taught since 1970. Lucier has pioneered many areas of music composition and performance, including the notation of performers’ physical gestures, the use of … Continued

SOUNDING
September 27, 2014
9:30 am-1:00 pm
Media Lab, Building E14-674

Josh McDermott
Josh McDermott

Josh McDermott

Josh McDermott is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, studying how people hear. His Laboratory for Computational Audition investigates all things auditory, operating at the intersection of psychology, neuroscience, and engineering. The lab’s … Continued

SOUNDING

September 27, 2014
9:30am–1:00pm
Media Lab E14-674

Mara Mills
Mara Mills

Mara Mills

Mara Mills is an Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, working at the intersection of disability studies and media studies. She is currently completing a book (On the Phone: Deafness and Communication Engineering) on the … Continued

SOUNDING

September 27, 2014
9:30am–1:00pm
Media Lab E14-674

Alva Noë.
Alva Noë. Credit: Peter Dobey.

Alva Noë

Alva Noë is a writer and philosopher at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also a member of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Center for New Media. For the last decade, his philosophical practice … Continued

SENSING

September 27, 2014
2:00–5:00pm
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Tomaso Poggio.
Tomaso Poggio. Credit: Kent Dayton.

Tomaso Poggio

Tomaso Poggio is one of the founders of computational neuroscience. He pioneered models of the fly’s visual system and of human stereovision, introduced regularization theory to computational vision, made key contributions to the biophysics of computation and to learning theory, … Continued

KEYNOTE

September 26, 2014
5:00–7:00pm
Media Lab E14-674

Tomás Saraceno stands within a large artwork made of black cables and clear orbs.
Tomás Saraceno, Biosphere MW32/Flying Garden/Air-Port-City, 2007. Courtesy: Tomás Saraceno. Credit: Rokma.

Tomás Saraceno

2014 CAST “SEEING/SOUNDING/SENSING” SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANT TOMÁS SARACENO Tomás Saraceno was the inaugural Visiting Artist at MIT’s Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST). An artist trained as an architect, Saraceno employs theoretical frameworks and insights from engineering, physics, chemistry, aeronautics … Continued

REVERBERATIONS
September 25, 2014
7:00 – 9:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue

SENSING
September 27, 2014
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Media Lab, MIT Building E14-674

Natasha Dow Schull
Natasha Dow Schull

Natasha Dow Schüll

Natasha Dow Schüll is a cultural anthropologist and associate professor at MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society. Her recent book, ADDICTION BY DESIGN: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas (Princeton University Press 2012), draws on extended research among compulsive gamblers … Continued

SENSING

September 27, 2014
2:00–5:00pm
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Alma Steingart
Alma Steingart

Alma Steingart

Alma Steingart is a Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows. A historian of mathematics, she is currently working on two projects. The first, Conditional Inequalities: Shifting Epistemologies and Pedagogies in American Pure and Applied Mathematics from the Cold … Continued

SEEING

September 26, 2014
1:30 – 4:00pm
Media Lab E14-674

Josh Tenenbaum
Josh Tenenbaum

Josh Tenenbaum

Josh Tenenbaum is the Professor of Computational Cognitive Science in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. He studies one of the most basic and distinctively human aspects of cognition: the ability to learn so much about the … Continued

SENSING

September 27, 2014
2:00–5:00pm
Media Lab E14-674

Evan Ziporyn.
Evan Ziporyn. Credit: Christine Southworth

Evan Ziporyn

Evan Ziporyn makes music at the crossroads between genres and cultures, and between East and West. He studied at the Eastman School of Music, Yale University, and UC Berkeley with Joseph Schwantner, Martin Bresnick, and Gerard Grisey. He first traveled … Continued

EVENING PERFORMANCE

September 27, 2014
7:00 pm
Media Lab, E14-674