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  • Amber Case 8:38 am on October 11, 2014 Permalink

    CyborgCamp MIT Media Lab 2014

    CyborgCamp MIT Wrapup

    Thanks to everyone for attending CyborgCamp at MIT Media Lab! We had a full room of people and a lot of great sessions. From Networked Mortality to hacking gender, quantified life to time collapse, there were plenty of interesting discussions for everyone.

    CyborgCamp MIT Media Lab Amber Case Calm Technology Keynote

    CyborgCamp MIT Media Lab Amber Case Calm Technology Keynote photo by Chris Dancy

    Amber Case gave a talk on Designing Calm Technology as part of the opening sessions.

    CyborgCamp MIT Media Lab Atrium

    3rd Floor Atrium of the MIT Media Lab was a great venue for the event.

    CyborgCamp MIT Media Lab Networked Mortality Data and Death

    Session on Networked Mortality Data and Death. Where does our data go when we die? Photo by Ben Werd.

    CyborgCamp MIT Media Lab Lego

    CyborgCamp attendees take a break to build new architecture out of Legos in the Media Lab atrium.

    CyborgCamp MIT Media Lab Unconference Session

    Attendees add to and check out the unconference grid at CyborgCamp.

    CyborgCamp MIT Media Lab Unconference Grid

    One of the Unconference sessions at CyborgCamp.

    CyborgCamp MIT Media Lab Keynote

    Deb Chachra gives an engaging and informative talk on Grinding and Citizen Science as part of the CyborgCamp morning session.

    CyborgCamp MIT Media Lab Unconference Session

    Another unconference session at CyborgCamp.

    CyborgCamp MIT Media Lab Chris Dancy Keynote

    Chris Dancy gives a keynote on quantified life.

    CyborgCamp MIT Media Lab Tantek Çelik

    CyborgCamp participant Tantek Çelik computes through cyborg glasses while listening to an unconference session.

    CyborgCamp MIT Media Lab Closing Session

    CyborgCamp organizers Willow Brugh and Amber Case close the conference.

  • Amber Case 6:26 am on October 9, 2014 Permalink
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    CyborgCamp at MIT Media Lab is tomorrow morning!

    CyborgCamp is a hybrid conference/unconference taking place from 09:00 to 18:00 on October 10th, 2014. The majority of the conference will be created and scheduled by you!

    MIT Media Lab

    Pre-Event Thursday Night Social

    Meet other CyborgCamp attendees at Mead Hall in Kendall Square! We’ll have a cash bar and lots of interesting people to talk to. Make sure to RSVP for the event!

    Date: Thursday, Oct 9, 2014, 8-11p.
Address: Mead Hall 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

    Directions to the Venue

    MIT Media Lab is located at 75 Amherst St., (corner of Ames and Amherst). Google Maps and Eventbrite seem to think it’s elsewhere. Don’t listen to the robot if it tells you to go elsewhere – it’s testing you for the robot uprising.

    Via the T
    Disembark at the Kendall MIT stop on the Red Line. If your pre-Kendall stop is Central, be on the last train car, go up the stairs, to the tee in the road, look right. That big shiny aluminum and glass building is the Media Lab. If your pre-Kendall stop is Charles MGH, be at the front of the train, cross the street (you should have the MIT bookstore on your left), go to the end of that road, and look right.

    Bike Racks are prolific. You’ll be fine.

    Parking is sparse. It’s best to park at a distant T stop and take transit in, but if you need to drive, there are pay-to-park lots super close to the Media Lab.

    Venue Details

    CyborgCamp will be held in the 3rd floor atrium.
    Come up two flights of stairs, or use the elevator.

    Main Event Schedule

    09:00 Doors and registration.
    Coffee and breakfast from Clover (light vegetarian fare)

    09:45 Conference begins.
    Conference introduction and three featured talks. You can take a look at the scheduled speakers here http://cyborgcamp.com/schedule-2014

    Invite your friends to join in on the livestream starting at 9am EST Oct 10, 2014 at http://cyborgcamp.com/livestream/. Note that only sessions in the main hall will automatically be streamed.

    11:40 Unconference session planning
    The rest of the conference is in the hands of you, the attendees! We’ll go over the idea of an unconference and allow plenty of time for unconference schedulding. Please come with an idea of what you’d like discussed, either to lead or contribute. You’ll be able to write down your session idea and put it on the board.

    12:15 Lunch

    13:00 Unconference sessions begin
    Screens and whiteboards will be available in each breakout session in rooms 493, 393 and 370. It’s encouraged that people in the breakout groups create a video stream for remote participants, and link to it on the relevant session page.

    17:20 Conference closing and wrap-up.

    18:00 Conference ends!

    Twitter Hashtag

    Want to Tweet or Instagram during the conference? Use #cyborgcamp. You can also mention @cyborgcamp in your tweets!

    IRC Channel

    Discuss across sessions and with remote participants via the CyborgCamp livestream page or at #cyborgcamp on irc.freenode.net!

    Conference Notes

    We’ll have etherpads ready for attendees to take notes on. You’ll be able to get to one for each session from the CyborgCamp schedule page on the day of the event.


    MIT Guest is an open, speedy network. No hoops here.


    CyborgCamp presentations and unconference sessions in the main atrium will be livestreamed, and many images will be taken of the event. If you prefer to not be photographed, please reach out to the organizers to make arrangements (which can be done anonymously).

    Questions? Issues?

    Reach out to either @willowbl00 or @caseorganic on Twitter. Livestream questions? Contact @aaronpk.

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