Scientific American Frontiers - Inventing the Future: Virtually Real (Teaching Guide)
This program goes behind the scenes at the MIT Media Lab and previews tomorrow as viewers meet some of the country's visionary computer pioneers. MIT professors Alex (Sandy) Pentland and Pattie Maes and graduate student Bruce Blumberg demonstrate their projects, which range from smart rooms to software agents that help users navigate cyberspace. The viewer will also meet the lab's virtual pet dog and find out how computers of the future might look and behave. The Teaching Guide provides several activities in "Welcome to the Future . . . Getting Started."
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