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The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices: How the Digital Magicians of the MIT Media Lab Are Creating the Innovative Technologies That Will Transform Our Lives If you ve ever read a book on an e reader, unleashed your inner rock star playing Guitar Hero, built a robot with LEGO Mindstorms, or ridden in a vehicle with child safe air bags, then you ve experienced first hand just a few of the astounding innovations that have come out of the Media Lab over the pastyears But that s old hat for today s researchers, who are creating technologies that will have a much deeper impact on the quality of people s lives over the next quarter century In this exhilarating tour of the Media Lab s inner sanctums, we ll meet the professors and their students the Sorcerers and their Apprentices and witness first hand the creative magic behind inventions such as Nexi, a mobile humanoid robot with such sophisticated social skills she can serve as a helpful and understanding companion for the sick and elderly CityCar, a foldable, stackable, electric vehicle of the future that will redefine personal transportation in cities and revolutionize urban life Sixth Sense, a compact wearable device that transforms any surface wall, tabletop or even your hand into a touch screen computerPowerFoot, a lifelike robotic prosthesis that enables amputees to walk as naturally as if it were a real biological limb Through inspiring stories of people who are using Media Lab innovations to confront personal challenges like a man with cerebral palsy who is unable to hum a tune or pick up an instrument yet is using an ingenious music composition system to unleash his inner Mozart , and a woman with a rare life threatening condition who co invented a revolutionary web service that enables patients to participate in the search for their own cures we ll see how the Media Lab is empowering us all with the tools to take control of our health, wealth, and happiness Along the way, Moss reveals the highly unorthodox approach to creativity and invention that makes all this possible, explaining how the Media Lab cultivates an open and boundary less environment where researchers from a broad array of disciplines from musicians to neuroscientists to visual artists to computer engineers have the freedom to follow their passions and take bold risks unthinkable elsewhere The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices can serve as a blueprint for how to fix our broken innovation ecosystem and bring about the kind of radical change required to meet the challenges of the st century It is a must read for anyone striving to be innovative as an individual, as a businessperson, or as a member of society Also includespages of color photos highlighting some of the lab s most visually stunning inventions and the people who make them possible


10 thoughts on “The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices: How the Digital Magicians of the MIT Media Lab Are Creating the Innovative Technologies That Will Transform Our Lives

  1. D.w. D.w. says:

    Frank Moss can write about the Media Labs of MIT where he is the director, but he has a lot to learn about telling a compelling story Their are far too many errors of English that the man should not have found a literature major in all the colleges of the Boston area to correct his work.Added to that, as a story, the Media Labs are done


  2. William Torgerson William Torgerson says:

    This book helps me think about my teaching The writer s phrase antidiscipline grabbed my attention Sometimes I m not sure about my professional move toward being interdisciplinary rather than an expert on a really narrow topic This book helps me take confidence in the direction I m headed as a writer, teacher, and filmmaker.


  3. Gaby Gaby says:

    Rather than focusing too much energy on building machines that behave as smart as or smarter than humans, we should devote most of our efforts to building machines that help us to be the best human being we can be for ourselves and others Frank MossIn The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices How the Digital Magicians of the MIT Media Lab Are C


  4. Mike Barretta Mike Barretta says:

    Very little to this book Once you learn which most know the iterative, freewheeling, interdisciplinary approach to the Media Lab, the book provides you with nothing else but stories about a few of the projects that have been done and are currently being done Most of this could be gleaned from press releases or by browsing the media lab web


  5. Ami Iida Ami Iida says:

    it is interesting some videos in my comments rather than the book.the book is supplemental of videos.


  6. Uday Uday says:

    Vignettes of cross functional anti disciplinary innovation Inspirational product development beyond selling ads and 140 characters Some links I chased down while reading Tod Machover Dan Ellsey at TED Vignettes of cross functional anti disciplinary innovation Inspirational product development beyond selling ads and 140 characters Some links


  7. Vernon Smith Vernon Smith says:

    Well written But, unfortunately, the material was outdated written in 2010 While I am certain it sounded amazing at the time, it has lost some of it s luster I was looking forof a how to manual While this did contain some of that, it was mostly stories of the lab as a history lesson.


  8. Bullitt Sesariza Bullitt Sesariza says:

    A great story from excellent point of view I am a creator myself, who love to create something, and Media Labs is always a mystery How can one organization can pull all the best talent to learn and create a piece of work that ahead of its time I found a lot of answer in this book


  9. Erica Sanders Erica Sanders says:

    MIT Media Lab does a lot of cool stuff, and I really enjoyed learning how they are structured and reading about various projects that have come out of the lab But I felt the stories got repetitive once I got about halfway through the book and I couldn t make it all the way to the end.


  10. Brent McGregor Brent McGregor says:

    The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices is an amazing journey into perhaps the most famous workshops in the world The MIT Media Lab.At first I was expecting a rather dry run through of another CEO s tenure at an institution that produced cool gadgets Boy, was I surprised The behind the scenes story of some the most ground breaking technological adva


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