MIT alum Thad Starner to discuss wearable computing on May 20


May 15, 2013

MIT Alum Thad Starner will be speaking at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 7:00pm as part of the Science on Screen series.  This event will feature a rare 35mm print of director James “King of the World” Cameron’s 1991 blockbuster Terminator 2: Judgment Day.  Before the screening, Starner will discuss how the Terminator films influenced his work in wearable computing and augmented reality; he will also share some of his exciting research.  Starner is an Associate Professor at Georgia Tech and a Technical Lead on Google’s Project Glass.  He received a B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Science and Computer Science (1991), an S.M. in Media Arts and Sciences (1995) and a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences (1999) from MIT.  You can purchase tickets online or at the theatre at 290 Harvard Street in Brookline.  Prices are $10 for general admission and $8 for students, seniors, and Museum of Science members.  Coolidge Corner Theatre members get free admission.  With Science on Screen, the Coolidge Corner Theatre shows a feature film or documentary paired with lively presentations by notable experts from the world of science and technology.

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