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August  2019, UIST - Gamma Moon : Supporting Elder Connectedness through Cognitively Sustainable Design - R. Kleinberger, A. Rieger

January 2019, Harvard University - NEMCOG - Gamma Moon : Medical Instruments For Alzheimer's Treatment 


December 2018, Harvard University - Multisensory Cognition: How We Learn - Keynote Presenter

November 2018, MIT MEDIA LAB - Neuroscience of Multisensory Experience: Implications for Art and Health - Class Guest Speaker

January 2018, MIT Physics With Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek  - Synesthesia: The World Through Mixed Senses - Guest Lecturer

May 2018, MIT MS Thesis - Explorations of Multisensory Cognitive Approaches in Alzheimer’s Disease: Gamma and the Senses - Author


September 2017, ACM ISWC - Motif: a wearable sonic device for memory support and cognitive intervention - Rieger, Druga

May 2017, CHI Conference - Designing a Platform to Promote Prosocial Behavior - Rieger, Picard, Ananthabhotla 

April 2017, GAPS NIME, Tufts University - Stimulating Neuro-Biochemical Processes Through Lullabies - Rieger, Kleinberger

July 2016, NIME - Driftwood: Redefining Sound Sculpture Controllers (Findings in Abstractive Sonic Consciousness) - Poster Demo & Journal Publishing


November 2015, McGill University - Learning and Teaching Music: The Contribution of Science and Technology: Rehabilitation, Education and Music Technology - Presenter & Journal Publishing 


October 2015, Dartmouth College - Neuroscience Retreat Blitz Talk: “Using Technology and Software To Test The Brain” - Blitz Talk Presenter


October 2015, Dartmouth College - Audio/Visual Synthesis: Cross Modal Cognition - Presenter 


August 2015, Royal College Manchester UK - European Society for The Cognitive Sciences Of Music (ESCOM) - Cognitive Responses to Audio/Visual Stimuli - Presenter & Journal Publishing


August 2015, Vanderbilt - Society For Music Perception and Cognition - Hearing Hidden Pictures Inside of Sounds - Poster Presenter & Journal Publishing 


May 2015, Alcala Spain - Fifth International Synesthesia Conference - Non-Auditory Associations Of Musical and Non-Musical Sounds in General Listeners - Poster Presenter & Journal Publishing 


October 2014, Dartmouth College - Audio/Visual Synthesis: Synesthesia, Messiaen and Audio-Visual Associations - Presenter


March 2014, USC - Provost Funded Graduate Conference & Seminar: Hidden Architecture In Sonic Structures - Presenter 


February 2014, Stanford University, CCRMA Music & The Brain (J. Berger) Presentation: Auditory Synesthesia Testing Software - Presenter


November 2013, Oxford University Conference: Science, Technology,  Music  and Art in WWII - Presenter


November 2013, Marseille, France - Stanford Bing Conference:  Student Speaker


July 2011, Stanford, CA - Youth Computer Science Seminar: Workshop Educator


September 2010, Stanford - Cardinal Principle: The Importance Of Youth Science & Arts Education in Developing Countries - Article Writer


January 2010, New York, United Nations - International Women’s Rights Conference - Speaker


June 2010, Toronto, Canada, G20 Conference: Youth Delegate, Presented Communique To G20 Leaders On Equality, Human Rights and Science Education - Presenter


October 2009, California - Tavis Smiley - Road To Health : Arts, Music and The Effect Upon Cognition and Physical Health - Speaker & Video - Presenter 


September 2009, Stanford, Global Justice Lawyering Conference: “New Fronts of Medical Voluntourism” - Speaker


July 2009, UCLA,  Law School and Department of Education ,“Youth Voice Conference” : Youth Activism and Altruism - Speaker

Alexandra Rieger is a scientist, musician and anti-disciplinary graduate researcher at the MIT Media Lab. Before coming to MIT, she received a Master’s Degree in Neuroscience, Synesthesia Research and Cross-Modal Sound Studies at Dartmouth College, received her Bachelor’s at Stanford University and is an Oxford University Bing Alumna. As a honorary United Nations youth ambassador, her social service work throughout the world (ranging from poverty alleviation, economic development to youth literacy initiatives) and myriad academic experiences, have informed some of the larger questions in her work. She is passionate about promoting neurodiversity and improving upon the human experience by creating pathways between the fields of neuroscience, music, technology and multisensory studies.  Through this, she seeks to develop and deploy sustainable solutions, assistive technologies and innovations for cognitive pathologies like Alzheimer’s and other challenges facing our communities and world. 


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