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New Vistas In Emotion and Technology

The Northeastern University Affective Science Institute presents New Vistas in Emotion and Technology on Friday, January 31 at 9 a.m.

This one-day summit will bring together leading researchers and engineers at the forefront of emotion science and mobile/social technology to discuss emerging, cross-cutting initiatives aimed at enhancing individual and societal wellbeing.

In addition to the speakers, which includes Arturo Bejar the engineering director at Facebook, the summit will feature top-notch moderators — Meghna Chakrabarti or WBUR’s Radio Boston, Hiawatha Bray of the Boston Globe, and Andrew Zolli of Pop Tech.

Together with the audience, panels will explore issues including:

  • how endowing technological entities (e.g., robots, virtual agents and avatars) with emotional expression alters interactions with humans,
  • how new advances in mobile technology can be used to assess emotional and physiological changes relevant to physical and mental health, and
  • how emotion science can be leveraged to enhance harmony and user satisfaction in online social networks.

Click here for speaker profiles and registration information. 

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Translating Science to Security, in the News

Read Emotion science: not quite ready for homeland security?, coverage of the ASI’s recent symposium, Reading the Face: Translating Science to Security.

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Happinomics in the News

Read about the Institute’s recent Happinomics public lecture and discussion in the News.


Who doesn’t think they’d be hap­pier if they had more money to spend on them­selves or donate to others? That was the ques­tion Boston public radio host Robin Young posed to an audi­ence of about 200 com­mu­nity mem­bers at the Museum of Sci­ence last Thursday…

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ASI Outreach activities highlighted by Association for Psychological Science

The Institute’s recent Public Outreach activity has been written up in the APS Daily Observations.


“Oh, I’m so glad that we found you!” one mother exclaimed as she and her young daughter approached the Affective Science Institute’s booth at last weekend’s U.S. Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall…

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