Federico Casalegno, is the Director of the MIT Mobile Experience Lab and Associate Director of the MIT Design Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
A social scientist with an interest in the impact of networked digital technologies in human behavior and society, Dr. Casalegno both teaches and leads advanced research at MIT, and design interactive media to foster connections between people, information and physical places using cutting-edge information technology.
His lab has developed Locast, an open source, flexible and cutting-edge location-based platform that combines distributed Web and Mobile applications that create hyperlocal and highly-connected experiences. Locast superimposes layers of collectively generated information within the physical space. This augmentation of space is democratically chosen by Locast users, in real time, as they participate in the content-generation process. Within Locast, the interconnection between content, spaces and people is simultaneous and ubiquitous.