Digital devices are increasingly playing a key role in nearly every aspect of our lives: the way we work, play, communicate, learn, express ourselves and deal with our health and wellbeing. Yet the way in which we interact with these devices has barely changed since personal computers were first invented over 40 years ago. Today’s devices are still blind, passive and dumb and their use is very disruptive to our everyday behaviors.
The MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces research group tries to radically rethink human computer interaction with the aim of making the experience more seamless, natural and integrated in our physical lives. Our goal is to design and build devices that function more as a natural extension of our minds, bodies and behaviors. In this talk I will present an overview of our research philosophy and our projects in the areas of wearable interfaces, ubiquitous computing and augmented reality. Our prototypes will be illustrated by means of applications in the areas of learning, memory, decision making and collaboration.
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Conference speaker: Pattie Maes, who’s in charge of the MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces research group.