CFP Media Lab Workshop, April 23, 2012 - MIT Cambridge, MA
Being digital and being connected has thrown the communications and media landscape into a state of turmoil. Multiple industries face billions of potential disruptors. It is difficult if not impossible for ideas to take root in such an environment, and planning for the future requires an understanding of the fundamental drivers--technological, economic, social, and political--that play a role in the evolution of how we to talk to each other, and how we publish, create, and consume information. In this workshop, we model industry dynamics by incorporating the perspective of faculty and research at MIT's Sloan School of Management, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, and the Media Lab. The goal is to set a research agenda that will guide people and industries through the next wave of opportunities. What is television in an era of abundance? What lies past social networks as an organizing principle? Can we improve the world with portable devices, and what are the models for making them affordable to all? And finally, which of the billions of disruptions actually matter--to whom, and why? This workshop is part of the ongoing work of the MIT Communications Futures Program that is connected to the Media Lab.
- Future of the Internet, David Clark
- Privacy: Issues and Models, Karen Sollins
- The Incumbent's Dilemma: Which Disruptions Matter?, Charlie Fine
- Proximal networking: Rewriting the Rules of Wireless, Andy Lippman
Welcome and Introduction, Andy Lippman