mediaX 2014 Conference

April 29, 2014


Stanford's Start.Home Project is a Solar-Powered 'Eden'

 Professor of mechanical engineering Larry Leifer shows off Stanford University's Start.Home, a prefab, low-cost, solar-powered house.

Paul Saffo: We're On the Edge of an Analogue Revolution

Technology forecaster Paul Saffo argues we're on the edge of an "analogue revolution," that the Higgs Boson was discovered by a "vote" not by atom-smashers.

Face-Monitoring Tech Can Spot Bad Drivers, Car Accidents

Jeremy Bailenson, founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, explains how to monitor bad driving by tracking facial expressions.

Silicon Valley's 'Genius' Mindset Discourages Diversity

Psychology professor at Stanford University Carol Dweck, author of Mindset, argues that narrow definitions of success and the fixed mindset of computer scientists and engineers keep women and minorities out. 

Self Sensors: The Smart Shoe & Cancer-Detecting Bra

Janusz Bryzek, Chair, Tsensors Summit shows off how sensors in devices from cellphones, to bras and shoes are turning bodies into computers.

Autonomous Cars: Lane Keeping & Collision Warning Tech

Nissan's Greg Dibb shares some of the superior technology of autonomous or self-driving cars like collision avoidance and lane keeping systems.

How 'Busy' Are You? Productivity & Well-Being at Work

Renate Fruchter, founding director of the Project Based Learning Laboratory, explains how to calculate productivity and well-being as a team and in the workplace.

Helpful If Swallowed: Smart Pills, Digital Med Sensors

Mark Zdeblick, CTO at Proteus Health, describes the world's first ingestible sensor that'll track patient data and help doctors prescribe medication more accurately.

Data Artist: Quantified Self Portraits of Sleep Patterns

Artist Laurie Frick shares how she used a Zeo sleep monitor to track her sleep pattern data and assemble a quantified self-portrait.

About this conference

See Deeper, See Farther! This year's conference will highlight how communication technology, abundant data, and ubiquitous connectivity can enhance the human experience. With an eye towards the future and an emphasis on sensors, self tracking and data security, speakers from Stanford and the mediaX community will share insights about technologies, productivity, well-being and empowerment.

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.

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