J. Nathan Matias     MIT Media Lab

I am a computational social scientist who works with millions of people in citizen behavioral science toward a fairer, safer, more understanding internet. I advance this work through CivilServant and as a postdoc at Princeton University departments of Psychology, Sociology, and Center for Information Technology Policy.

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Festival of Learning 2012: learn. teach. do.

20 Jan 2012 - 21 Jan 2012

J. Nathan Matias coordinator Ricarose Roque organiser Sayamindu Dasgupta organiser Eric Rosenbaum organiser Anne Callahan organiser Jason Haas organiser Birago Jones support Dharmishta Rood organiser Michelle Chung organiser Charlie DeTar organiser David Moinina Sengeh support MIT Media Lab ACT CMS

In 2012, I coordinated the first Festival of Learning, a two-day festival where anyone from MIT's Media Lab, Arts/Culture/Technology, and Comparative Media Studies could teach, learn, and collaborate!

Check out our EPIC LIST OF FESTIVAL SESSIONS, with photos, slides, source code, blog posts, and descriptions for everything that happened!

Also check out the videos below and our Flickr group to see what happened. We made mochi, painted faces, learned CAD, sang two notes at once, played MMOs, built fighter kites, filled a balloon room, discussed research methods, and much much more :-)

Thanks so much to the organising team, as well as LEGO, who donated hundreds minifigs to festival participants, and to the Media Lab Student Committee, who funded the Festival. Thanks also to the amazing session leaders and everyone who stayed to clear up. You're all awesome!

Festival of Learning