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Joost Paul Bonsen ~ v.091024 ~ Copyright (c) 2002-2009  ~ MIT Sloan SM 2006, MIT EE SB 1990 ~ http://alum.mit.edu/www/jpbonsen


More Pix

IgNobel Moment of Science

Howtoons w/ Saul & Nick

HighTechFever TV Host

Muddy Charles Impressario

MIT Alum Howtoons Article

Human Dynamics


My Contact Info:

- Web:  http://mit.edu/jpbonsen & http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/  ~ US Mail:  PO Box 397218, Cambridge, MA 02139-7218

- Preferred email:  jpbonsen@alum.mit.edu & Others:  jpbonsen@mit.edu, jpbonsen@media.mit.edu


Personal Web Favorites:

- Search:  http://www.google.com/ & for Pix http://images.google.com/ & Dictionary http://www.dictionary.com & Thesaurus http://thesaurus.reference.com/ & Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/

- Preferred Providers:  http://www.amazon.com & http://www.myproductadvisor.com/ & http://www.mcmaster.com/ & http://www.sunnysdiner.com/ & Slashdot http://slashdot.org/

- Big Picture:  http://www.cato.org  & http://www.skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/ & http://www.space.com/ & http://www.weather.com & http://www.weather.com/weather/local/02139

- News:  http://news.google.com/ & http://www.cnn.com & http://news.bbc.co.uk & http://www.economist.com & http://www.forbes.com & http://www.techreview.com & http://www.geekpress.com/


MIT General Links:

- Institute:  MIT http://web.mit.edu & MIT Sloan http://mitsloan.mit.edu & Webmail http://webmail.mit.edu & MediaMail http://webmail.media.mit.edu & SloanSpace http://sloanspace.mit.edu &

Events http://events.mit.edu & Academic Calendar http://web.mit.edu/registrar/www/calendar.html & Stellar http://stellar.mit.edu/ & ILP Calendar http://ilp-www.mit.edu/ &

Course Catalog http://student.mit.edu/catalog & MIT Facts http://web.mit.edu/about-mit.html & MIT Map http://whereis.mit.edu/ & Libraries http://libraries.mit.edu/ & Provost http://web.mit.edu/ir/

- Labs & Centers:  Media http://www.media.mit.edu/ & CSAIL http://www.csail.mit.edu/ & Entrepreneurship http://entrepreneurship.mit.edu & Deshpande Innovation http://web.mit.edu/deshpandecenter

- Key Links:  $100K http://mit100k.org & Muddy http://web.mit.edu/muddy & WW http://web.mit.edu/weekly & Alum http://alum.mit.edu & IAP http://web.mit.edu/iap/ & Mktg http://web.mit.edu/marketingclub/

Innovation Club http://web.mit.edu/innovation & TechLink http://web.mit.edu/techlink & Energy http://web.mit.edu/mit_energy/ & VCPE http://mitvcpe.org/  & E-Club http://web.mit.edu/e-club/

TinyTech Club http://web.mit.edu/tinytech/


My Major Activities & Interests (More Links & Details Below):

- Research:  Human Dynamics, Sociotechnology, Neurotechnology, Emerging Technologies, Researching Research Universities & Innovation Institutions, Economic Cluster Crafting,

Innovation Observatory, Research Infrastructure & Operational Support, Technology Testbeds & Market Microcosms, and more…

- Big Ideas:  Art Vivo, Delight-by-Design, Tools of Mass Construction, Popular Capitalism, First-World-Wide, Libertarian Middle, Speculative Futures, Exponential Innovations, Intense Cities, Greenways,

Howtoons, Beyond the Nation State, Innovation Dynamics, MIT 2020, Sloan 2015, Systems Sociology, Socioscopes, Transformative Technologies, Extraordinary Effectiveness, and more…

- Education:  Starting & Running various MIT Classes & Seminars including Campus & Community Leadership, Digital Anthropology, Developmental Entrepreneurship &

Social Innovation, Value Chain Roadmapping, Technology & Entrepreneurial Strategy, MIT Technologies w/ New Venture Potential, and more…

- MIT Roles:  Co-organizer of Innovation Salons, Chairman’s Salons; Most recent Committee & Board responsibilities include CIP, COUHES, CardCouncil, GSC, SAG, Muddy Charles Pub, ExecEd Tours,

Student Ambassador Program, Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, Club of Boston Entrepreneurship Committee, and more…

- Extracurricular:  Host weekly HighTechFever TV show; active participation in several MIT Clubs including the Innovation Club, TinyTech Club, TechLink, & International Development Forum;

active advisory support for MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition, VC Club, Global TIES, Emerging Markets Initiative, Marketing Club, the Energy Club, and more…


Friendly Press:

- Technology Review / Alumni Association Howtoons: Birth of OpenKidsWare -- http://alum.mit.edu/ne/noteworthy/howtoons.html

- Kirsner’s Live from Central Square ... it's tech TV -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/Kirsner-HTF.htm

- Technology Review’s High Tech Fever spotlight with Yonald Chery -- http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/massave0603.asp?p=5

- MIMC Unsung Hero Award! http://boston.internet.com/news/article.php/10852_1368281 & http://www.imakenews.com/mimc1/e_article000078129.cfm

- Prager’s Schmoozefest at MIT Spawns Bright Ideas http://www.startupjournal.com/technology/technology/199910210850-prager.html

- Tech Day 2000 – My Baby! – The Future of Atoms in an Age of Bits -- http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/nr/2000/techday.html

- Prism Magazine -- http://www.asee.org/prism/mayjune02/briefings.cfm

- Esser’s The Venture Cafe -- http://www.theventurecafe.com/


MIT Research & Technology Overview:

- Research @ MIT Overview (for TechTuesdays, see below)  http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/MIT-ResearchOverview.ppt

- Joost’s Favorite MIT Research Frontiers (talk for Sloan Fellows lunch) http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/MIT-FavoriteFrontiers.ppt

- MIT’s n-Dimensions http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/MIT-nDimensions.ppt -- an attempt to conceptualize the many dimensions of MIT;


Research Themes I care about:

- Experimental Social Sciences & Sociotechnology

                  - Technology Testbeds http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/Sloan-TechTestbed.ppt

- Reality Mining http://reality.media.mit.edu/

- Psychophysiology http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/PsychophysiologyResearch.htm & http://web.mit.edu/alo/www/Papers/repin.pdf

- Observing & Understanding Innovation

- Technology & Industry Roadmapping http://mph-roadmap.mit.edu/ & http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/InnoDyn-2003IAP-TRM.ppt

- OpenSource Innovation http://www.thinkcycle.org/ & http://opensource.mit.edu/

- Research Lab Strategy http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/RLS-2003IAP-Draft.ppt

- Intellectual Property Strategy & Valuing Intangibles http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/IPStrategy-2003IAP-Final.ppt

- Visualizing Complexity http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/VizCity-2003IAP.ppt

- Neurotechnology

- Biological Engineering


Big Ideas:

- Tools of Mass Construction

- MIT Emerging Technology Matrix http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/MIT-Emerging-Technology-Matrix.htm -- mapping emerging research themes to the MIT triad;

- Hall of Heroes http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/HallofHeroes.ppt -- Highlighting MIT’s creative faculty & alumni for current students & visitors to campus;

- Sloan 2012 http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/Sloan2012-2003IAP.ppt -- My highly unofficial & opinionated view on where MIT Sloan could & should go this coming decade;

- Howtoons educational media initiative -- http://www.howtoons.com -- cartoons which show kids “How To” build things, thus educating & inspiring them to build creative projects & invent a better future;


Research Interests:

- Human Dynamics -- http://hd.media.mit.edu/ --

- Sociotechnology

- Neurotechnology

- Researching Research

- Cluster Crafting


Research Proposals:

- ION = Innovation Observatory Network idea -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/ION-Overview.ppt

- Innovation Dynamics Proposal -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/InnovationDynamics.htm

- MIT Sloan RIOS – Research Infrastructure & Operational Support -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/Sloan-RIOS.ppt

- Sociotechnology / Systems Sociology examples -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/SystemsSociology.ppt

- MIT Technology Testbeds idea -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/MIT-Technology-Testbeds.ppt & Trial Run Tuesdays -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/Trial-Run-Tuesdays-Proposal.ppt

- Center for Systems Strategy & Innovation (CSSI) -- DRAFT proposal -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/CSSI.htm

- Nanotechnology Ventures -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/NanoVen-2003fall-Poster.jpg

- Neurotechnology Ventures -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/NeuroVen-2003fall-Poster.jpg


Older stuff I wrote &/or played a big role in preparing:

- MIT Sloan Cross-Campus Links http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/MIT-Sloan-Links.htm -- justifying TechLink & greater MIT-wide links;

- Rethinking MIT Sloan Elective Curriculum Strategy http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/Elective-Strategy.htm -- arguing for strategizing beyond the Core;

- Rethinking the MIT Technology Entrepreneurship Curriculum http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/Rethinking-Entre-Offerings.htm -- injecting more technology into Sloan entrepreneurship;


- Entrepreneurship @ MIT guide http://www.mit.edu/people/jpbonsen/emit.html -- surveying the myriad offerings at the Institute;

- MIT: Impact of Innovation study a.k.a. the Founder’s Study http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/founders/ -- quantifying the economic impact of MIT-related entrepreneurs;

- The Very First, Original E-Center website: http://www.mit.edu/people/jpbonsen/ecenter.html -- still educating & inspiring the next generation of founders, builders, & leaders;


- Note I wrote for CJAC http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/CJAC-MIT-Boundaries.htm


Some Recent Writings & highly UNofficial Proposals:

- MIT Sloan 2012 http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/Sloan2012.ppt -- an opinionated view on where Sloan could & should go this coming decade;

- SloanThemes http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/SloanThemes.ppt – a shorter version of MIT Sloan 2012, focusing on essential themes;


- Sloan Futures : Campus Design Ideas http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/SloanFutures-CampusDesignIdeas.ppt

- Sloan Futures : Kendall Square Initiative http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/SloanFutures-GreaterKendall.ppt


- MIT ION Innovation Observatory Network http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/Sloan-IO-short.ppt -- proposing integrative Sloan-wide innovation research effort;

- MIT TRM Technology Roadmapping Proposal http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/SloanIO-TRM.ppt -- proposing an MIT-wide industry roadmapping initiative building on Professor Charlie Fine’s efforts;

- MIT TVO Technology Venture Observatory http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/SloanIO-TVO.ppt -- specific proposal building on Professor Diane Burton’s research;

- MIT Sloan Technology Testbed presentation http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/Sloan-TechTestbed.ppt -- mechanism for Sloan-rest-of-MIT connection;

- Project Mercury proposal http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/MIT-Project-Mercury.htm -- proposing a Wireless Athena, a particular Tech Testbed effort;


- Hall of Heroes http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/HallofHeroes.ppt

- Showcase Sloan – Ensuring that the best & latest technologies are in use at MIT Sloan, from elevators through digital drop-posters and more


- Accelerating Developmental Innovations @ MIT http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/ADI.htm -- making International Development an MIT priority;


Educational Initiatives -- Starting & Running various Classes & Seminars including Running Research Labs, Digital Anthropology, Developmental Entrepreneurship, and more

Fall 2004

- Developmental Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation -- http://courses.media.mit.edu/2004fall/mas967/

- MIT Campus & Community Leadership – http://stellar.mit.edu/S/course/11/fa04/11.955/index.html

Spring 2004

- Digital Anthropology 2.0 – See 1.0 from Spring 2003 http://courses.media.mit.edu/2003spring/da/

IAP 2004

- Speculative Marketing (f.k.a. Envisioneering) – Probably an “Innovation Intensive” http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/Enviz-2003Fall-Poster-DRAFT.jpg

- Innovation Dynamics -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/ID-2003fall-Poster.jpg & Value Chain Roadmaps -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/VCRM-ResearchWorkshop-2003fall-Poster.jpg

Fall 2003

- Developmental Entrepreneurship -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/DE-2003fall-Poster.jpg

- Campus & Community -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/CnC-2003fall-Poster.jpg & http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/11s73-CampusAndCommunity.htm

- Value Chain Roadmapping Thesis Workshop -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/VCRM-ResearchWorkshop-2003fall-Poster.jpg

Spring 2003

- MAS.966 / 15.970 Digital Anthropology (DA) – Weaving together several Applied Social Science & Media Arts themes:

                  - Website http://courses.media.mit.edu/2003spring/da/

                  - Poster http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/DA-2003Spring-Poster-DRAFT.jpg

                  - Proposal http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/DigitalAnthropology.htm

                  - Technology Testbeds http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/MIT-Technology-Testbeds.ppt

                  - Sociometrics http://reality.media.mit.edu/

                  - Predictive Microcosms

Fall 2002

- 15.795 Technology Roadmapping (TRM) -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/TRM-2002Fall.htm

- 11.s73 Campus & Community (CNC) -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/CnC-2002Fall.htm 

- 15.393 / MAS.96X Technology & Entrepreneurial Strategy (TES) -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/TES-2002Fall.htm

- MAS.965 Developmental Entrepreneurship (DE) – including Class PPT slides & Final Proposals – http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/DE-2002Fall.htm

IAP 2003

- Overall Listing -- http://websis.mit.edu/iap/nsjpbonsen.html

- Further Details -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/iap2003.html

IAP 2002

- Archive Listing -- http://web.mit.edu/iap/www/iap02/iap/nsjpbonsen.html

Other MIT Classes or Informal Offerings I have helped with or ran:

- TechTuesdays http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/15MIT.htm  -- a.k.a. “15.MIT”, an introduction to MIT and how to make the most of your time at the Institute & beyond;

                  - Research @ MIT http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/MIT-ResearchOverview.ppt

                  - Extracurriculars @ MIT http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/MIT-ExtracurricularsOverview.ppt

                  - Education @ MIT http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/MIT-CurricularOverview.ppt

- ThesisThursdays http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/SloanMOT-ThesisThursday.ppt -- a Summer 2002 survey for MOT students of potential SM thesis advisors and opportunities;

- IAP 2002: MIT 2020, Developmental Entrepreneurship, How to Win the $50K, Entrepreneurship @ MIT, etc http://websis.mit.edu/iap/nsjpbonsen.html 

- IAP 15.975 Nuts and Bolts of Business Plans http://entrepreneurship.mit.edu/15975/IAP2002Schedule1.html with Joe Hadzima

- IAP 15.974 Preliminary Venture Analysis & Personal Entrepreneurial Strategy http://entrepreneurship.mit.edu/ecenter/IAP_CourseListing.html with Russ Olive

- TES 2001 http://courses.media.mit.edu/2002spring/mas967/ with Professors Jacobson & Fiona Murray & TCS 2000 http://www.media.mit.edu/tcs with Professors Joe Jacobson & Brian Silverman

- DE 2001 http://courses.media.mit.edu/2001fall/mas967/ with Sandy Pentland

- TSB Technology Strategy Breakfasts with Rebecca Henderson

- NVP 15.830 MIT Technologies w/ New Venture Potential http://student.mit.edu/catalog/m15h.html with Satbir Khanuja, Alex Laats, & Professor Drazen Prelec

- 3.911 Professional Development for Technologists http://www.mit.edu/afs/athena/course/3/3.911/www/ with Jeff Nystrom, Hal Ackler, & Professor Tom Eager


- Research Lab Strategy – Note this is a Spring offering http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/RLS-2003Spring-Poster-DRAFT.jpg


My Current MIT Civic Responsibilities:

- Student Advisory Group to the Presidential Selection Committee

- Committee on the Use of Humans as Experimental Subjects (COUHES) http://web.mit.edu/committees/couhes/ : Graduate Student representative 2002-3

- Committee on Intellectual Property (CIP -- formerly Patents & Copyrights) : Graduate Student representative 2002-3

- Muddy Charles Pub Board of Governors http://web.mit.edu/gsc/www/Committees/MCP/mcp.html : Graduate Student member

- Student Ambassadors http://web.mit.edu/alum/connect/students/ambassador/ : Graduate Student member

- MIT Chairman’s Salons : Organizing Committee member

- MIT Club of Boston : http://alumweb.mit.edu/clubs/boston/entrepreneurs/ : Entrepreneurship Committee co-founder & Muddy Mondays organizer

- MIT Sloan Phonathons : http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/Sloan-alumni-phonathon-2002.pdf : Promotor & Dialer


Extracurriculars Activities:

- MIT Clubs -- MIT Innovation Club – http://web.mit.edu/innovation & MIT TinyTech Club – http://web.mit.edu/tinytech & Global Development Initiatives, including the International Development Forum – http://web.mit.edu/idf -- & Guide to International Development @ MIT http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/MIT-International-Development-Guide.pdf

- High Tech Fever TV Show (Wednesdays Live on CCTV’s BeLive channel from 6-6:30p) http://www.cctvcambridge.org/scripts/gm/archives/00000045.html#

- Advising FutureForward 2004 -- http://www.futureforward.com


Events PhotoBlog:

- Howtoons Party : 27 May 2003 http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/HowtoonsParty.htm

- Acoustic Barbecue : 30 May 2003 http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/ab-030530.htm

- MIT Gadget Gathering : 23 May 2003 http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/GadgetGathering.htm

- David Berray Memorial : 17 May 2003 http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/DB-Memorial.htm


- Chairman’s Salon : 16 March 2004 -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/ChairmanSalon.htm

- Chairman’s Salon : 19 March 2003 -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/ChairmanSalon.htm


- Metcalfe’s Sociotechnology Salon -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/SocioSalon.htm

- Metcalfe’s Nanofabrication Salon -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/NanoSalon.htm


- MIT Sloan Spring Forward -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/Sloan-SpringForward.htm

- VMS Entrepreneurial Edge Reception -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/VMS-Spring2003-Soiree.htm

- ILP ExtremeCommunications Conference -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/ExtremeComm-Soiree.htm

- Deshpande Center Portable Energy Ignition Forum -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/DeshLink-PortableEnergy.htm


- MIMC Fireside Chat with Ray Kurzweil -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/Firechat.htm


- Acoustic Barbeque http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/ab.htm

- InfiniteLink 2003 http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/InfiniteLink-2003.htm

- MIT $50K Activities http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/MIT-50K-Pix.htm

- IdeaExchange Touch Feedback Systems http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/Touch-Feedback-Systems.htm

- LeaderLink http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/LeaderLink-2003april.htm


- MIT Development Dinner http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/DevelopmentDinner.htm

- Global Development Activities http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/ADI-pix.htm


- TinyTech Dinnertalk with Moungi Bawendi http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/TinyTech-Dinnertalk-Bawendi.htm

- TinyTech Dinnertalk with Charlie Harris

- TinyTech Dinnertalk with Cherie Kagan http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/TinyTech-Dinnertalk-Kagan.htm


- Random http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/Rndm-Pix.htm

- Joost Pix http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/JoPics.htm

- Uglitecture etc at MIT http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/Uglitechture.htm


MIT Clubs I’m helping organize (and/or themes I’m championing numerous events for):

- MIT Innovation Club – http://web.mit.edu/innovation & http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/iClub-InfoSheet.jpg & http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/InnovationClub-Overview.ppt

- TinyTech http://web.mit.edu/tinytech -- advancing ultra-fine micro-thru-nanoscale engineering & pioneering the commercial implications;

                  - TinyTech classes list http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/TinyTech-classes.htm

                  - TinyTech Club Intro http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/MIT-TinyTech-ClubOverview.ppt

                  - TinyTech Overview presentation http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/MIT-Tiny-Overview.ppt

- Global Development – Accelerating International Developmental Innovations http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/ADI.htm

- MIT International Development Forum http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/MIT-International-Development-Forum.jpg

- w/ Technology & Culture Forum, GSC, et al http://web.mit.edu/tac/www/upforums.html

- Guide to International Development @ MIT http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/MIT-International-Development-Guide.pdf

- Listing all MIT Classes & Programs with direct or indirect Development relevance http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/MIT-Devel-Classes.htm

- Identifying MIT Sloan Faculty with Development Interests http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/Sloan-Development-Faculty.htm

                  - Developmental Entrepreneurship seminar -- http://courses.media.mit.edu/2003fall/de/ -- Alumni-founded Companies:

                                    - FirstMileSolutions -- http://www.firstmilesolutions.com/

                                    - Dimagi -- http://www.dimagi.com/

                                    - Way Systems / MobileBanco -- http://www.waysystems.com/

                                    - BlueEnergy -- http://www.blueenergy.org

- NeuroTech http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/neurotech.htm – SIG engineering diagnostics & therapies to address an ever greater spectrum of neuromedical disorders;

                  - Neurotechnology Salon http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/NeuroSalon.htm

- TechLink http://web.mit.edu/techlink – which connects graduate students from all around campus;

                  - JazzLink 2002 & other huge bashes in  Walker Memorial http://web.mit.edu/techlink/www/JazzLink2002Pics.htm & http://web.mit.edu/gsc/www/TechLink/techlink3.htm

                  - JazzLink 2003 http://web.mit.edu/techlink/www/JazzLink%202003.jpg

- nWays Weekly Wednesdays at the MIT Muddy Charles Pub http://web.mit.edu/weekly

- Poster http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/WW.jpg

- MIT GSC http://gsc.mit.edu -- advocating for grad students campus-wide;

- MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition http://50k.mit.edu – which catalyzes new business plans & startup companies;


Other stuff I do (or help with):

- HTF High Tech Fever, hosting a weekly live half-hour TV show on Cambridge Cable interviewing inventors, entrepreneurs, VCs, and other worthies.

                  - Streaming Server for BeLive’s, the CCTV Channel I’m on Wed nights 6-6:30p EST -- http://www.cctvcambridge.org/scripts/gm/archives/00000045.html#

- MMM Monthly Muddy Mondays, a semi-periodic soiree of inventive & entrepreneurial folks as documented in The Venture Café http://www.theventurecafe.com/

- Venturefests & other entrepreneurial schmooze events http://web.mit.edu/sebc/

- Innovator Salons with Bob Metcalfe, for example

- Neurotechnology http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/NeuroSalon.htm

- BioSystems http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/BioSalon.htm

- Delight-by-Design dinners, Take-Apart Parties, and other special soirees;

- Crew http://web.mit.edu/mitcrew/www/

- Read

- Pontificate

- Write


Possible MIT Classes & Seminars & SIGs I’d love to see happen:

- IPS Intellectual Property Strategy, or more generally VI Valuing Intangibles seminar http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/15IPS.htm

- TVO Technology Venture Observatory effort http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/TVO-Proposal2-DRAFT.jpg -- just a PROPOSAL, an idea for now;

- TVS Technology Venture Seminars http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/Technology-Ventures-Seminars.htm e.g.

                  - Developmental Entrepreneurship http://courses.media.mit.edu/2002fall/de/

- Wearable Computing Product Development = Sloan Professor Eppinger’s Product Development http://web.mit.edu/15.783j/www/ + Media Lab Wearables Group http://www.media.mit.edu/wearables/

- PCV Pervasive Computing Ventures SIG http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/PCV-TVSIG-Poster-DRAFT.jpg

- Developmental Innovations Seminar http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/DevInno.htm

- Developmental Innovations Research Initiative http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/DI-Proposal-DRAFT.jpg -- just another PROPOSAL, an idea for now;

- Technology Frontiers Series, e.g.

- Manufacturing Frontiers for LFM;

- Biological Engineering with Noubar Afeyan;

- Neurotechnology Frontiers with Steve Massaquoi

- Executive Education

- Technology Roadmapping: Understanding Dynamic Drivers across Technology-Industry Sectors

- Technology Transfer: Moving Research Results from Benchtop to Bottom-Line

- Virtual Teams: Effectiveness in Distributed Organizations

- Technology Testbeds & Project Mercury: Forcasting the Future via Predictive Microcosms

- Innovation Observatories: Network of Researchers Viewing Technology-Business Action

- Technology Venture Observatory: From Startup thru Boom, Buyout, or Bust

- Transformative Technologies:  Future Frontiers, Emerging Innovations, & Dealing with Disruption


Additional MIT Clubs I’m affiliated with, some looser, some tighter:

- MediaTech Club http://www.sloanmediatech.org/  – focused especially on media, info, & high technology;

- BioPharma Business – http://web.mit.edu/biopharma/ -- formerly HealthTech http://web.mit.edu/healthtech/ & BioStrategy Clubs http://web.mit.edu/biostrategy/  – biomedical & life-sciences focus;

- SEID (http://www.mit.edu/afs/athena/org/s/seid/ – advancing international development through technology & business action;

- MIT VC Club http://www.mitvcpi.org/  – which focuses on the financing of emerging technology ventures;

- SEBC http://web.mit.edu/sebc/  – catering to science & engineering students seeking careers in business;

- e-club http://www.mit.edu/activities/e-club/e-club-home.html -- the original MIT entrepreneurs club;

- Libertarians http://web.mit.edu/libertarians/www/ -- free-markets & free-minds;

- MIT Club of Boston http://alumweb.mit.edu/clubs/boston/ -- serving the Boston-area alum population;

                  - Co-founded the Entrepreneurs Committee and wrote the website prose http://alumweb.mit.edu/clubs/boston/entrepreneurs/

- MITERS http://web.mit.edu/miters/www/home.html -- home for hackers;


Other MIT Activities I keep track of & care about:

- MITV http://mitv.mit.edu/

- LSC http://lsc.mit.edu/

- Mars Gravity / Biosatellite Project www.marsgravity.org

- SEDS http://web.mit.edu/mitseds/www/

- MITSFS http://web.mit.edu/mitsfs/www/

- TMRC http://tmrc.mit.edu/

- Ballroom Dance http://web.mit.edu/bdclub/

- Hobby Shop http://web.mit.edu/campus-activities/hobbyshop/

- Glass Lab http://web.mit.edu/glasslab/

- Student Art Association http://web.mit.edu/dsa_0002/www/

- TBP http://web.mit.edu/tbp/www/

- BMES http://web.mit.edu/bmes/www/bmes.html


Activities & Organizations I track, am a member of, &/or think worthy of mention:

- World Transhumanist Association http://www.transhumanism.org/ for the ethical use of technologies to extend human capabilities

- Extropy Institute http://www.extropy.org/

- The Objectivist Center http://www.objectivistcenter.org/

- The Atlas Society http://www.atlassociety.org/news.asp

- Alcor http://www.alcor.org/

- Life Extension Foundation http://www.lef.org/

- World Futurist Society http://www.wfs.org/

- Libertarian Futurist Society http://www.lfs.org/

- American Humanist Association http://www.americanhumanist.org/

- Cato http://www.cato.org

- International Society for Individual Liberty http://www.isil.org/


Fiction Books I care enough about to recommend:

- Halperin’s The Truth Machine

- Halperin’s The First Immortal

- Stephenson’s Snow Crash

- Stephenson’s Diamond Age

- Heinlein’s Time Enough for Love

- Heinlein’s To Sail Beyond the Sunset

- Forward’s Dragon’s Egg

- Asimov’s Foundation Series

- Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

- Rand’s Fountainhead

- Haldeman’s The Forever War & short stories

- Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac

- Burnett's A Little Princess

- Dumas's Count of Monte Cristo

- Austen's Sense and Sensibility

- Dahl's Danny, Champion of the World

- Fleming's Doctor No & the Bond series & Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

- Orzcy's Scarlet Pimpernel

- Kipling’s Captains Courageous

- Card’s Ender’s Game & Ender’s Shadow

- Wilson’s Man in Grey Flannel Suit

- Hawley’s Executive Suite

- Almost everything by Clancy, Forsyth, Clavell, Twain

- Harriott’s All Things animal series

- Griffith’s Men at War series


Graphic Novels I relish:

- Giraud & Charlier’s Blueberry

- Foster’s Prince Valiant & Tarzan

- Uderzo & Goscinny’s Asterix

- Herge’s Tintin

- Manara & von Gotha’s art

- Raymond’s Flash Gordon

- Morris & Goscinny’s Lucky Luke

- Ikegami’s Sanctuary, Crying Freeman, & Strain

- Wasserman’s Calvin & Hobbes

- Lamy, Vatine & Clement’s Trio Grande

- Koike & Kojima’s Lone Wolf and Cub

- Stradley & Norwood’s Aliens vs Predator

- Morvan & Buchet’s Wake

- Smith & Fegredo’s Chasing Dogma

- Woodring & Wetherell’s Jabba the Hutt: The Art of the Deal


Key Links:

- David Merrill’s build stuff -- http://web.media.mit.edu/~dmerrill/other.html
- Saul Griffith’s SQUID labs – Seriously Qualified Industrial Designers -- http://www.squid-labs.com/


Big Fun Stuff:

- New Tute http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/NewTute.ppt -- compilation pictures & maps of other campuses worldwide;

- Art Vivo http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/ArtVivo.ppt -- images & art I like;

- Cool Venues:

                  - TEAL http://www.swiss.ai.mit.edu/projects/icampus/projects/teal.html

- Uncle Sandy http://web.media.mit.edu/~jpbonsen/US.htm & http://courses.media.mit.edu/2002fall/de/UROP/uncle-sandy.jpg


Non-Fiction Books & Sites I think worthy:

- Postrel’s The Future and It’s Enemies and her Dynamist thinking http://www.dynamist.com/scene.html

- Hitchens’ writings & commentary http://users.rcn.com/peterk.enteract/

- Friedman’s writings http://www.thomaslfriedman.com/

- Gladwell’s writings http://www.gladwell.com/index.html

- Kurzweil’s net http://www.kurzweilai.net

- Warner’s FutureBoston http://www.futureboston.org & MapJunction http://www.mapjunction.com

- Anders Transhumanist page http://www.aleph.se/Trans/


Someone once actually asked for a summary list of “What have I done.”  The list below is up-to-date as of the beginning of Spring 2004:


Most Prolific Entrant, MIT $50K (then $10K) Entrepreneurship Competition, founding year (8 out of 64)

Lead Organizer of MIT $50K (then $10K) Entrepreneurship Competition, 1993-5

Advisor, Mentor, Judge, etc of MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition, 1996-today

Co-Initiator, MIT $50K Team-Building Dinners, 1995, w/ Dan Hart

Co-Initiator, MIT $50K $1K Warm-up Competition, 1996 w/ James Deverell

Co-Initiator of MIT $50K Technology Venture Dinners, 2001, w/ Ryan Kershner

Advisor to founders of Stanford & Harvard business plan competitions, 1995-7


MIT Founders Project Initiator & Research Leader, data published by BankBoston as "MIT: Impact of Innovation"

Advisor to MIT Venture Initiative w/ Prof Eric von Hippel, later the reborn MIT Entrepreneurship Center

Co-Organizer of MIT Entrepreneurs Salons with Bob Metcalfe, 1997-today, over a dozen 60 person events

Co-Initiator of MIT Technology Breakfast Series w/ Paul Gray, Dianne Goldin

Co-Initiator of MIT Chairman’s Salons w/ Robert Wickham, Stan Reiss, Henry Houh and Chairman Alex d’Arbeloff (and now Dana Mead)


Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of MIT Club of Boston Entrepreneurship Committee, 1997-2000

Creator & Organizer of Monthly Entrepreneurs Night at the MIT Muddy Charles Pub, 1997-today

Host of weekly Cambridge Cable TV show, High Tech Fever, 1999-today (~200 entrepreneur interviews)

Creator & Co-Organizer of MIT Venturefests, totaling over a dozen 100-150 person events

Creator & Host of Technology Dinner Talks, half-dozen with different themes & speakers for 50 people each

Co-Creator of IdeaStream, 2001, w/ Bob Metcalfe & Mark Gorenberg


Chairman, MIT Technology Day Committee, 2000

Member, MIT Tech Day Committee, 1998-2000

Co-Organizer, MIT Technology Day Entrepreneurs Panel, 1997-1999

Co-Initiator of GSC Orientation Keynote Speakers (Prof Amar Bose, Prof Ed Crawley, Mark Lundstrom, Prof Dava Newman)

Co-Creator & Co-Organizer of International Development Forum 2002, 2003 & Co-Author of Guide to International Development at MIT


Creator of Entrepreneurs Club website

Creator of original MIT $50K website

Author of Entrepreneurship @ MIT brochure & website

Creator of original Entrepreneurship Center website

Author of numerous MIT $50K news releases


Co-Founder of MIT TechLink, all-MIT grad student connections club, 2000, w/ Jack Busta, Luis Ortiz, et al

Initiator of TechLink Business & Technology Lecture Series, bringing forth best Sloan & MIT faculty, 2001

Co-Initiator of JazzLink, ThinkLinks, LabLinks w/ Monica Rixman, Paul Strasma, Sanith Wijesinghe, Fleming Ray, Jose Pacheco, et al

Founder & Host of LeaderLinks, 2001-today


Co-Founder of MIT Tiny Technologies Club, interested in business implications of micro-thru-nano-technologies, 2002, w/ Ellen Brockley, Bob Hefty, Jose Pacheco, Karl Ruping, et al

Co-Founder of MIT Innovation Club, covering the science & practice of innovation, 2003, w/ Mike Osofsky, Alex Coisman, Omer Ceder, et al

Creator of original TinyTech website

Creator of Original Posters for iClub, Technology Roadmapping, Campus & Community, Developmental Entrepreneurship, TinyTech Club…


Co-Organizer of credit-bearing MIT Sloan IAP classes in entrepreneurship:  Nuts & Bolts of Business Plans w/ Hadzima and Preliminary Venture Analysis w/ Olive

Founding TA for Technology & Competitive Strategy, Spring 2001 w/ Jacobson & Silverman

Founding TA for Developmental Entrepreneurship, Fall 2001 w/ Pentland

TA for Technology & Entrepreneurial Strategy, Spring 2002 & Fall 2002 w/ Murray & Jacobson

TA for Developmental Entrepreneurship, Fall 2002 & Fall 2003 w/ Pentland

Founding TA for Digital Anthropology, Spring 2003 w/ Pentland

TA for Digital Innovations & Anthropology, Spring 2004 w/ Pentland


Helped start 3.911 on leadership for materials scientists w/ Jeff Nystrom

Helped start 15.830 MIT Technologies with New Venture Potential w/ Drazen Prelec, Satbir Khanuja, & Alex Laats

Created & Ran "15.MIT" Technology Tuesdays for MIT Sloan MOTs, Summers 2001, 2002, 2003

Lecturer in a dozen or so IAP classes since 1995 including:  Entrepreneurship @ MIT, How to Win the $50K, Technology Venture Workshop, and more.

Guest Speakerships:  MIT GSC Leadership Forum, MIT SEBC Technology & Entrepreneurship Forum (IAP 2001, 2002, 2003), and more.


Tourguide for MIT Sloan Executive Education short & long courses, 1999-today

Member of CJAC, MIT Corporation Joint-Advisory Committee, 2000

Member of MIT Patents & Copyrights Committee, 1999-2000

Member of MIT CIP, Committee on Intellectual Property, 2002-3, 2003-4

Member of MIT COUHES, Committee on Use of Humans as Experimental Subjects, 2002-3, 2003-4

Member of MIT Card Council, 2002-3, 2003-4

Member of MIT Presidental Selection Committee Student Advisory Group, 2003-4

Member of MIT Muddy Charles Board of Governors, 1998-today


Advisor to Marketing Club, VCPE Association, MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition, SEID

Advisor to FutureForward 2004 -- http://www.futureforward.com/


Endless additional special activities, help on side, key connections, nascent proposals, etc, for faculty, alum & student activities, research & extracurricular


Researcher of MIT research labs, especially AI Lab & Media Lab.


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Names I Originated:

Live Case Studies, StarTeams, I-Teams, V-Teams, Action Labs, Action Teams

MIT Innovation Pipeline, MIT Innovation Ecosystem, Dynamic Drivers of Innovation, MIT Entrepreneurship Center, MIT Entrepreneurship Society, Global TIES, JazzLink, VentureFest, VentureLink, WineLink, GadgetGathering, Innovation Nights, TourLinks, WeeklyWednesdays, MuddyMondays, TechnologyTuesdays, ThesisThursdays,

Socioscope, Sociometrics, Physiometrics, Psychometrics, bodymetrics, GroupMedia, OpinionMetrics,

Systems Sociology, Socioinformatics,

Fab Lab


Old Links, now dead, alas…

- Tim Watt’s Jim Clark, Hero of Hype, Lines up for his Next Billion -- http://www.ozprospect.org/twnet/journalism/brw4.html