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MIT h2.0 conference webcast
John Hockenberry   May 18, 2007   MIT Media Lab  

On May 9, 2007 MIT’s Media Lab hosted the conference “h2.0: new minds, new bodies, new identities.” The proceedings were focused on brain-computer interfaces and enabling technologies for the disabled. The host was John Hockenberry, a wheel-chair using journalist who has been a big supporter of assistive technology and cyborg solutions for the disabled.

The webcasts are available online: Morning session  Afternoon session

Master of Ceremonies: John Hockenberry

Welcome: Frank Moss

Introductory Remarks: Susan Hockfield

Keynote: Oliver Sacks

First Morning Session:

Deb Roy, “Memory Augmentation: Extending our Sense of Self”
Rosalind W. Picard, “Technology-Sense and People-Sensibility”
Cynthia Breazeal, “The Next Best Thing to Being There. Increasing the Emotional Bandwidth of Mediated Communication Using Robotic Avatars”

Second Morning Session:

Ed Boyden, “Engineering the Brain: Towards Systematic Cures for Neural Disorders”
Douglas H. Smith, “The Brain is the Client: Designing a Back Door into the Nervous System”
John Donoghue, “New Successes in Direct Brain/Neural Interface Design”
“Solutions: A Conversation between John Hockenberry and Michael Graves”

Afternoon Session:

Panel Discussion: Hugh Herr, Aimee Mullins, Michael Chorost

William J. Mitchell, “Adaptability Writ Large: Smart Cities/Smarter Vehicles”
Hugh Herr, “New Horizons in Orthotics and Prosthetics: Merging Bodies and Machines”
Tod Machover, “Enabling Expression: Music as Ultimate Human Interface”


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