mediaX 2015 Conference

April 16, 2015


Thursday, April 16

8:45 am PDT A Welcome to Collaboration and an Invitation to Discovery     Watch On-Demand
Martha Russell
Executive Director, mediaX at Stanford University
8:55 am PDT John Mitchell: Personal Learning at Scale     Watch On-Demand
John Mitchell
Vice Provost for Online Learning, Mary and Gordon Crary Family Professor, School of Engineering, Professor of Computer Science and (by courtesy) Electrical Engineering at Stanford University
9:15 am PDT Allan Reiss: Decode Personal Relevance with Neuroscience     Watch On-Demand
Allan Reiss
Howard C. Robbins Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Radiology, Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences (CIBSR) at Stanford University
9:45 am PDT Hu-mimesis: Design Requirements for Personal Relevance     Watch On-Demand
Larry Leifer
Professor of Mechanical Engineering Design, Founding Director, Center for Design Research (CDR) at Stanford University

Break: 10:15 - 10:30 am PDT
10:30 am PDT James Landay: From On Body to Out of Body User Experience     Watch On-Demand
James Landay
Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University
11:00 am PDT Panel: Personalizing Media Experiences     Watch On-Demand
Moderator: Jason Wilmot
Communications Manager, mediaX at Stanford University

Mark Cassin
Curriculum Evangelist, bluescape

Robert Seeliger
Sr. Project Manager, BitTubes

Anh-Hoà Truong
Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University
11:45 am PDT Panel: Personal Media Participation with a Global Purpose     Watch On-Demand
Moderator: Jason Wilmot
Communications Manager, mediaX at Stanford University

Dave Toole
CEO, MediaMobz

Gilberto Topczewski
Producer and CEO, bigBonsai

Break: 12:00 - 1:00 pm PDT
1:00 pm PDT Byron Reeves: Constructing a Personal Media Day     Watch On-Demand
Byron Reeves
Paul C. Edwards Professor of Communication at Stanford University
1:30 pm PDT Psychophysiology for Personalized Mood Adaptation     Watch On-Demand
Joyce Westerink
Principal Researcher, Philips Research
2:00 pm PDT Gordon Wetzstein: Personalizing Light Fields     Watch On-Demand
Gordon Wetzstein
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Assistant Professor (by courtesy) of Computer Science at Stanford University

Break: 2:30 - 2:45 pm PDT
2:45 pm PDT Panel: Personalizing Games     Watch On-Demand
Moderator: Keith Devlin
Co-founder & Executive Director, H -STAR Institute at Stanford University

Sebastian Alvarado
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biology at Stanford University

Katherine Isbister
Research Director, Game Innovation Lab, New York University

Romie Littrell
Health and Biotech Project Director, The Tech Museum of Innovation
3:25 pm PDT Sound Stage of the Mind: Imagined Sounds and Inner Voices     Watch On-Demand
Chris Chafe
Director of Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), DUCA Family Professor of Music at Stanford University
3:55 pm PDT Monica Lam: Personal Sharing Reinvented     Watch On-Demand
Monica Lam
Professor of Computer Science, Director of MobiSocial Lab at Stanford University
4:25 pm PDT Martha Russell: Connecting the Dots     Watch On-Demand
Martha Russell
Executive Director, mediaX at Stanford University

Break: 4:30 - 5:30 pm PDT
5:30 pm PDT Once Upon A Time Of... You: Personalized Fiction     Watch On-Demand
Keynote Presentation: Lee Zlotoff
Award-winning writer, producer and director of film and television

About this conference

"Writing the Code for Personal Relevance"
Personal relevance is the currency of the experience economy. Context and intention drive digital exchanges in education, commerce and entertainment.

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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