Tag Archives: mit media lab

Time Travel Innovation

Is it really possible to travel back in time? What about traveling into the future, have we finally figured out how to do that? Well, you’ll have to read on to find out… But before we explore whether someone has finally figured out how to successfully time travel and recruit you to join me in investing in their pre-IPO startup, ...

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The art of innovation, helping cities and governments to make strategic choices

Pierre-Alexandre Balland is Professor & Innovation Strategy Advisor at Utrecht University and visiting professor at MIT Media Lab, a renowned interdisciplinary research lab, founded in 1985 by Nicholas Negroponte, that encourages the unconventional mixing and matching of seemingly disparate research areas. Pierre-Alexandre research is about the art of innovation, and he advises companies, cities, and policymakers on innovation strategy. The combination of ...

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What Impact Could Sociometric Badges Have?

In a previous post I introduced a PhD dissertation by MIT’s Taemie Kim: Enhancing Distributed Collaboration Using Sociometric Feedback. This announcement for the dissertation summarized the topic quite well: Results show that sociometric feedback influences the communication patterns of distributed groups to be more like that of co-located groups, which results in an increase in performance. The MIT Media Lab ...

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Improving Communications on Distributed Teams

I’m a member of the EMC Research Cambridge virtual team. This position affords me the opportunity to travel into Cambridge, Massachusetts once per month and work with local universities and/or businesses. I’m free to pursue research topics that interest me and benefit my company. I keep a watchful eye on seminars that occur at local universities such as Harvard and ...

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