Media Lab 30th Anniversary

October 30, 2015

Mind, Magic & Mischief

On October 30, 2015, the Media Lab marked its 30th anniversary with a day-long symposium, Mind, Magic & Mischief at Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, on the MIT campus in Cambridge.

Hosted by magicians Penn & Teller, the event celebrated the Lab’s roots as a Salon des Refusés, engaging a distinguished roster of speakers who presented on topics emblematic of the Lab’s history: creative, contrarian, and counter-intuitive, with humanitarian, artistic, scientific, and social purposes.


Mind, Magic and Mischief
Hosted by Penn & Teller
Robert B. Millard
Joi Ito, Steve Pinker
Danny Hillis
Marvin Minsky
Danny Hillis with Stewart Brand and Rosalind W. Picard

Alan Kay with Jørgen Vig Knudstorp and Ayah Bdeir
Tod Machover

Maria Zuber
Nolan Bushnell
John Maeda
Mary Lou Jepsen
Mary Lou Jepsen with George Church and Kevin Esvelt

Hosted by Tom Ashbrook
Emma Rothschild
MIT President L. Rafael Reif
Kofi Annan
Megan Smith
Nicholas Negroponte
Neri Oxman
Marco Tempest

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