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Last week MIT’s Media Lab held a symposium on how human limitations offer opportunity and, ultimately, can lead to an expansion of human ability.

“We’re hacking the human,” said Frank Moss, director of MIT’s Media Lab, by way of introducing the May 9 symposium titled “H2.0: New Minds, New Bodies, New Identities.”

Moss, who earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton in 1971 in aerospace and mechanical engineering, took over as director of the Media Lab last year.

Here is a detailed account of the symposium, which was co-hosted by journalist John Hockenberry and which featured author Oliver Sacks as a keynote speaker and Princeton professor of architecture Michael Graves as a special guest. You can download webcasts of the symposium here. Or read this coverage by the Boston Globe’s Elizabeth Cooney.

 
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