littleBits welcomed Oren Zuckerman to the office today to present “Bits of Wisdom” to the team. Bits of Wisdom is an ongoing event series in which we invite our favorite teachers, thinkers and role models to give informal talks at littleBits.
Oren met Ayah at the MIT Media Lab, where he earned his PhD in 2007. He founded the Media Innovation Lab (milab) at IDC Herzliya in Israel, where he combined students studying Communications and Computer Science and challenged them to invent, prototype, and research the next media experiences. Earlier in his career, Oren was the co-founder of an Internet startup that created a “decentralized blogging community” and was recognized in 2001 by the World Economic Forum as a “Technology Pioneer” at its annual forum in Davos, Switzerland.
For Bits of Wisdom, Oren spoke to the team about his research and teachings, which focus on the convergence of traditional and new media, cross-platform (transmedia) entertainment, and interaction design.