25 June 2008

Lanthe Chronis of MIT Media Lab on HighTechFever

I hosted Lanthe Chronis of the MIT Media Lab on my HighTechFever TV show tonight. Lanthe described her work with Anmol Madan and Sandy Pentland in the Human Dynamics group on hacking mobile phones, specifically iPhones from Apple. And experimenting with dozens of test subjects! Very promising emergent area of Systems Sociology research! We also discussed her experiences with extracurriculars at MIT, specifically her time as past President of Random Hall, one of the undergraduate dormitories at the Institute. It is difficult to overstate the powerful and formative role such experiences -- beyond the lab and classroom -- play in the development of MIT talent! (Something I documented in my thesis on The Innovation Institute, btw!-)

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