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UML Lecture: Eric Rosenbaum

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Design for Creative Play: electronic balloons, rapping computers and beyond, with Eric Rosenbaum
Wednesday, October 24th from 5:30-6:30 p.m., O’Leary 222
Please join us for a presentation by Eric Rosenbaum, PhD, of the MIT Media Lab. Eric designs for creative play, was educated at Harvard and MIT, and created work that is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The talk is free and open to the public. 
In addition, Eric will run a special workshop in Misha Rabinovich’s Game Design 1 course before the talk. Space is limited so please contact if you would like to join.
Eric Rosenbaum writes that his tools are "all about bringing your imagination to life by helping you make things you care about". He loves to see how using his tools can transform people's sense of what they can make and who they can become. Eric is currently working with the Scratch Team at MIT Media Lab. He also recently worked with Google Creative Lab and NYU Music Experience Design Lab. In 2015, he completed his PhD at MIT Media Lab in the Lifelong Kindergarten group with a dissertation entitled "Explorations in Musical Tinkering." Before his time at the Media Lab, he worked at MIT Teacher Education Program, creating learning games; Concord Consortium, creating molecular dynamics simulations for kids; and Six Red Marbles, creating animations for music education. He holds a Master's in Technology in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Bachelor's in Psychology and Mind/Brain/Behavior from Harvard College. He enjoys playing the trombone with the Opposite People group.

2019 lectures schedule coming soon.


  • November 7, 2018: Nick Capasso
  • October 24, 2018: Eric Rosenbaum
  • March 22, 2018: Robert Michael Smith


  • April 6, 2017: Angela Washko







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