#mediaX2017 Conference


April 20, 2017 8:30 AM -
April 20, 2017 5:00 PM
Technology augments our sense-making - helping us filter signals, manipulate data and create representations. How does the interactive human-machine sense-making process work? How might technology align with human scale, timing and representation to make it work better? How might human fundamentals help us create technologies that will enhance the human experience?

Previews


A Quiet Week on the Sun

Paul Saffo, Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, explains the probability of a naturally occurring disaster as a product of shifts on the Sun and in Space.

Behavior and Dynamics Together

Bill Newsome, Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford University, shows examples of circuit mapping the brain and the beginnings of signal manipulation.

Machines as True Collaborators

Brian Pierce, Deputy Director at DARPA's Information Innovation Office, gives examples of the collaborations between humans and machines, and where the differentiation between their corresponding roles could merge.

Neuroplasticity

Amy Kruse, Chief Scientific Officer at Platypus Institute, introduces neuroplasticity as a miracle within neurobiology.

The Endless Newbie

John Seely Brown, Independent Co-Chairman of Deloitte's Center for the Edge, shares a story from a humbling moment in his life where he chose to leave his comfort zone and explore the world of gaming.

The Instinct to Frame Facts into a Story

Kendall Haven demonstrates how the mind unconsciously groups disparate statements into a story in order to make them make sense.

The Virtual Teapot

Allison Okamura, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, introduces Haptics Technology by explaining the process of interacting with a virtual teapot.

What Computers Know About You from Your Facebook Likes

Michael Kosinski reveals how many Facebook likes a computer algorithm needs to predict a person's personality traits as well as a coworker or family member.

About this conference


Sense-Making & Making Sense

Technology augments our sense-making - helping us filter signals, manipulate data and create representations. How does the interactive human-machine sense-making process work? How might technology align with human scale, timing and representation to make it work better? How might human fundamentals help us create technologies that will enhance the human experience?

With digital tools, on April 20th, the #mediaX2017 Conference, "Sense-Making & Making Sense" delved into the human mind as a sense-making organ, keeping as context the whole body, the whole person, in community. The communication and social sciences are already in fast pursuit of key questions, fueled by massive data. The learning, cognitive and neurosciences are entering a period of accelerated development. Thought Leaders in these fields will showcase how each contributes a unique perspective and can propel you to new insights.

About mediaX at Stanford University


mediaX is a forum, an incubator of ideas, and a programmatic framework to support multi-disciplinary discovery relationships. Our initiatives explore how understanding people can improve the design of technologies – in the areas of learning, mobility, collaboration, entertainment and commerce.

As the industry affiliate program of the H-STAR Institute, mediaX programs are grounded on respect for different approaches to discovery and centered on our belief in the power of collaboration – between business and academic researchers, on campus and around the world.


For more information, visit: http://mediax.stanford.edu/