Aaron was a PhD candidate researching novel computational models and interaction techniques to help navigate virtual social spaces. He is primarily concerned with helping technology better meld with existing social norms and conventions, thus creating new opportunities for computer mediated communications. The majority of his research at MIT was performed with Judith Donath in the Sociable Media Group. He holds an SM from the Media Lab, and a BS in Cognitive Science specializing in Computation from the University of California at San Diego.

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Pattie Maes is a professor in MIT's Program in Media Arts and Sciences as well as academic head of the MAS Program. She runs the Lab's Fluid Interfaces research group, which aims to radically reinvent the human machine experience. Coming from a background in artificial intelligence and human computer interaction, she is particularly interested in the topic of cognitive augmentation, or how immersive and wearable systems can actively assist people with memory, learning, decision making, communication, and wellbeing.

Natan is a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces group at the MIT Media Lab. His work fuses design and engineering to create novel human experiences. Natan's background is in Computer Science, Product Design and Entrepreneurship. As a ten-year industry veteran, he worked for Sun Microsystems, and was the co-founder of Samsung Electronics Israel R&D Center and served as its Mobile R&D General Manager. He was also an Entrepreneur in Residence at Jerusalem Venture Partners, a leading VC in Israel.