Select Talks

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April 2021
The Building Blocks of the Future
Natural History Museum of Utah

March 2021
MENA: Preventing another lost decade through enhancing women’s economic opportunities
World Bank


May 2020
Graduation Commencement
Parsons School, SDS
Remote

January 2020
Media Lab Venture Summit
MIT Media Lab
Cambridge, USA


October 2019
May 2019
Science or Science Fiction: Creating the Future
MIT Solve
Cambridge, USA

January 2019 
What Makes a Toy a STEM/STEAM Toy?
Toy Fair
New York, USA


October 2018
Women: The largest emerging market
World Bank – Disrupting the Gender Divide
San Francisco, CA


September 2017
Cracking the Code: The Next Generation of Women in STEM
The Atlantic Live
Boston, USA


April 2016
Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes in Media and Toys featuring LEGO, Mattel, Disney, Pixar and littleBits
The White House
Washington DC, USA

March 2016
Keynote
The Role of Maker Ed in Schools
SXSWedu
Austin, USA


September 2015
The Future of Impact
Clinton Global Initiative
New York, USA

July 2015
The Brick
MIT Media Lab Design Summit
Boston, USA

February 2015
Keynote
International Design Association IxDA
San Francisco, USA


February 2012
Building Blocks that Blink, Beep and Teach
TED 
Longbeach, USA


October 2011
Electronics as Material
Talk To Me Symposium
MoMA
New York, USA


April 2010
Renegade Sculpture, with Tauba Auerbach
Rhizome’s 7 on 7
The New Museum
New York, USA


May 2009
Launching littleBits
MakerFaire
San Mateo, USA

February 2009
Technology as Identity
Tangible and Embedded Interaction conference (TEI09)
Cambridge, UK


April 2008
Open Source For Snobs, in collaboration with Jessica Banks
Mind08 by SEED and MoMA
Parsons
New York, USA