Mike Farrell is a technology reporter for the Boston Globe Business section. He previously served as both editor and reporter for The Christian Science Monitor, and has reported from Asia, the Middle East and throughout the U.S. He is married with two children and lives in Roslindale.
MIT had a huge showing at this year's TED Conference, the prestigious get-together in Vancouver for global do-gooders and big thinkers. Seven of this year's speakers are affiliated with the MIT Media Lab, the center known of its cutting-edge technology tinkering. They included the lab's co-founder Nicholas Negroponte and its current director Joi Ito. Media Lab Prof. Hugh Herr explained how he designed a prosthetic leg for Boston Marathon bombing victim Adrianne Haslet-Davis.
Media Lab research scientist John Werner was there and took more than 3,000 photos of the talks that wrapped up last week. He put a lot of them on Vimeo Wednesday, shown above. So far, from the MIT crowd, it looks like only Herr's video has been posted:
But TED is still posting new videos from the conference, which are collected here.
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