Connected Cities (Part 1)

Kent Larson, MIT Media Lab

Kent Larson, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab on designing connected cities for a rapidly growing urban population around the world.

Kent Larson, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab

Kent Larson directs Changing Places Research Group and the City Science Initiative at the MIT Media Laboratory, with research focused on transformable urban housing, mobility-on-demand, responsive technology, urban food production, and living lab experiments. Larson practiced architecture for 15 years in New York City. His book, Louis I. Kahn: Unbuilt Masterworks was selected as one of the Ten Best Books in Architecture, 2000 by the New York Times Review of Books.

Topics

Computing
From the latest smartphones to advances in quantum computing, the hardware behind today's digital age is rapidly changing.

Connectivity
What it means to be constantly connected with each other and vast sources of information.

Business Impact
How technology advances are changing the economy and providing new opportunities in many industries.