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Event: “How to think like an MIT Media Lab Inventor” by Dr. Raskar of Media Lab – 10 July

Prof Ramesh Raskar, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and head of the Camera Culture research group at MIT Media Lab, will give a talk on “How to think like an MIT Media Lab Inventor” at COEP, on 10 July (tomorrow) from 11am to 12noon. (Note: the talk has been kept early to ensure that you will not get stuck in Palkhi traffic restrictions. There is parking at the venue)

Normally, I am not a fan of talk on “innovation”. But in this case, I would make an exception. Ramesh Raskar, has been involved in a number of innovations that are, to me, mindblowing. Like, the camera that can see around corners, visualizing individual photons in motion by recording video at a trillion frames per second, and much other such research. But, in addition to such high tech work, he is also looking at the bottom of the pyramid. For example, EyeNetra is a cheap (less than Rs. 100) accessory that anyone can snap on to an Android smartphone and use for detecting cataracts and other vision problems in places like rural India.

Most recently, he has started an initiative to bring innovation to solve real world urbanization problems in smaller towns in developing countries. This is Kumbhathon, which has been running in Nashik for the last few years.

Raskar is an alumnus of College of Engineering Pune.

The topic of this talk is to discuss Prof Raskar’s idea hexagon to let you build your own innovations the Media Lab way. Having been an inventor of 50 plus patents and author of numerous international publications, Prof Raskar proposes an idea hexagon that allows anyone to build game changing innovations.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1603875396527164/.

Event Details

  • Date: Friday 10th July
  • Time: 11 am to 12 noon (Updated timing)
  • Venue: CoEP mini auditorium near boat club
  • Fees and Registration: This event is free, and open for anyone to attend. Please register here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1603875396527164/

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