Kent Larson

Principal Research Scientist
Office: E15-394
Phone: +1 617 253 8799
Fax: +1 617 253 6264
E-Mail: kll@media

Kent Larson directs the Media Lab's Changing Places group. Since 1998, he has also directed the MIT House_n research consortium in the School of Architecture and Planning. His current research is focused on four related areas: responsive urban housing, new urban vehicles, ubiquitous technologies, and living lab experiments. Larson practiced architecture for 15 years in New York City, with work published in Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, Global Architecture, The New York Times, A+U, and Architectural Digest. His book, Louis I. Kahn: Unbuilt Masterworks was selected as one of the Ten Best Books in Architecture, 2000 by The New York Times Review of Books. Related work was selected by Time magazine as a "Best Design of the Year" project.

Selected Publications

K.C. Cheung, S.S. Intille, and K. Larson, "An Inexpensive Bluetooth-Based Indoor Positioning Hack," in Proceedings of UbiComp 2006 Extended Abstracts (Posters Program) , 2006

J. Nawyn, S. S. Intille, and K. Larson, "Embedding behavior modification strategies into a consumer electronics device: a case study," inProceedings of UbiComp 2006 , Springer-Verlag, 2006. [Abstract] [PDF