<span class="caption center"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/news/image/HeatherKnightV2.jpg?itok=4GJmFkXL" width="480" height="320" alt="" class="image-large" />Image Courtesy of IEEE</span> **The Next Stage** is packed with high-tech entertainment and learning opportunities in 2013. **On March 10** Heather Knight explains the philosophy behind social robotics in [Charismatic Machines & Robot Technology](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_OE01982). Leveraging her extensive research, Heather will shed light on the ways psychology, behavior system design and art influences the positive evolution of charismatic technology. The following day, **March 11**, Media Lab researchers discuss the ideas and technologies behind ‘immersive experiences'. [The presentation](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_OE01982) will feature discussions with Media Lab research scientist, Henry Holtzman and immersive experience experts Dan Novy and Janice Wong.