Posted by: roger in General on
Jan 07, 2011
On October 15th, 2010 I made the pilgrimage back to the MIT Media Lab for its 25th Anniversary celebrations. Some 18 years after first arriving at the lab as raw Master's student and 12 years after leaving as a newly minted Ph.D. this proved to be perhaps the best return visit I've had to date. It really helped me crystalise my own understanding of how special the Media Lab is and why I've made certain key career decisions since graduating. The event was one of the best I've been to at the lab, replete with talks from faculty, alumni, and luminaries such as MIT President Emeritus Charles Vest and Google CEO Eric Schmidt, demos galore in the new Media Lab building, and an awesome party in the new conference space on top of the aforementioned building.