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Nov 07, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Kris Graves, courtesy of Ekene Ijeoma.

The new media arts and sciences faculty member merges social justice with design, architecture, music, performance, and technology.

Nov 07, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Alumni books podcast: “Claiming the State”
Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner MCP '06, PhD '13, assistant professor at University of Virginia and author of “Claiming the State: Active Citizenship and Social Welfare in Rural India” (Cambridge University Press, 2018) discusses her research in an interview with Slice of MIT.

Oct 24, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo by Michael Falco courtesy of the City of New York: NYC Parks, Freshkills Park, and the Department of Sanitation.

Documenting the world's largest landfill-to-park project
Architecture alumna Mariel Villere SM '13 is part of the Freshkills Park team organizing “Capturing Change,” a photography series documenting the world’s largest landfill-to-park project. On view at the Architectural League of NY from October 24, 2018 through January 25, 2019. Learn more

Oct 24, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Researchers (left to right), Joseph Jacobson, Pranam Chatterjee, and Noah Jakimo. Image: Melanie Gonick

Enzyme can target almost half of the genome’s “ZIP codes” and could enable editing of many more disease-specific mutations.

The genome editing system CRISPR has become a hugely important tool in medical research, and could ultimately have a significant impact in fields such as agriculture, bioenergy, and food security.

Oct 24, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Massive global survey reveals ethics preferences and regional differences.

A massive new survey developed by MIT researchers reveals some distinct global preferences concerning the ethics of autonomous vehicles, as well as some regional variations in those preferences.

Oct 23, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image credit: Florida, US (Matthew Niederhauser and John Fitzgerald).

The MIT School of Architecture and Planning will offer a new concentration to support collaborative doctoral-level studies in Advanced Urbanism, with applications being accepted in fall 2018.

Oct 22, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image: Harry G. Traver / Wikimedia Commons

New MIT-hosted database is open to both examiners and the wider public, and seeks to reduce the number of wrongly-issued patents.

Imagine you have invented a device that could save millions of lives around the world. But instead of profiting from the invention yourself, you decide to share the design online, to allow others to make their own version at low cost.

Oct 22, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

“My job is to be critical and deep as an art historian, and not as a politician,” says PhD student Nisa Ari.

Oct 17, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

L-R: David Sun Kong, Kade Crockford, and Jaylen Brown. Credit: Joy Buolamwini‏.

Hoops, tech, and justice
Polymath and rising NBA star Jaylen Brown discusses innovation, creativity, the intersection of basketball and culture, social justice, reflections on his career ahead, and his interests both on and off the court with Media Lab’s David Sun Kong '01, SM '04, PD '08, PhD '08 and Director’s Fellow Kade Crockford. Learn more and watch video

Oct 10, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image: Maciek Jasik

Cryptography techniques to screen synthetic DNA could help prevent the creation of dangerous pathogens, argues Professor Kevin Esvelt. 

Oct 10, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Co-curators of the U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Architecture alumna Ann Lui SM ’15 (far right) and Mimi Zeiger (second from left).

Approaching Citizenship
Co-curators of the U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, Architecture alumna Ann Lui SM ’15 and Mimi Zeiger will give insight into the curatorial practices and research which led to Dimensions of Citizenship. Part of the Fall 2018 Experiments in Pedagogy: Agit Arch Experiments, organized by Architecture's Ana Miljacki. Attend the presentation on Friday, October 12, 6 PM in 7-429

Oct 03, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Opening doors
ACT Consulting Curator and SA+P alumna Laura Knott SM ’87 discusses her curatorial practice and the origins of her latest exhibition project Joan Jonas: Sources and Methods. Read the interview.   

Sep 26, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Ann M. Beha FAIA, principal of Ann Beha Architects. Recipient of the BSA Award of Honor.

BSA Award of Honor
Architecture alumna Ann M. Beha MArch ’75 received the BSA Award of Honor for her uncommonly profound lifetime contributions to the profession and to the Boston Society of Architects. Learn more about Beha’s work.

Sep 24, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Poster design: TANGRAMA

Intellectual Commons

At a time when digital communications are growing, the need for direct interaction is all the more vital. At a time when MIT is building bridges across schools and disciplines, we can no longer operate primarily at the scale of micro-units. This reflects neither the interests of the new generation nor the nature of the problems that the world is leaving at our doorstep.

Sep 19, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Piracy and terror
A new book from DUSP alum Eric Jay Dolin, PhD ’95 delves into the history of piracy in America. Read more at Technology Review and visit his events page for a list of upcoming book events.
 
2018 Mohamed Makiya Prize for Architecture

Sep 12, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Soundings: Learn about DesignX
On Thursdays this September, hear about SA+P's DesignX accelerator and discuss your own venture ideas over dinner and drinks. Open to SA+P alumni and members of the MIT community. Learn more.

Sep 07, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image: Bryce Vickmark

Historian, curator, and designer studies architects and their quest to make a better world.

Inside Ana Miljacki’s office in MIT’s Department of Architecture, a sign hangs on the wall bearing a wry message:

UTOPIA IS HERE
JUST FOR TODAY

Sep 05, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

John de Montchaux. Image courtesy of the School of Architecture and Planning.

Architect and planner remembered as a man who brought people together through a combination of wisdom, optimism, and charm.

Jean Pierre de Monchaux, an idealistic and optimistic planner and architect who served as dean of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning from 1981 to 1992, passed away on April 30, after living with Parkinson’s disease for 20 years. He was 81.

Sep 05, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Kara Elliott-Ortega is the city's new arts and culture chief. (Courtesy)

DUSP alumna named Boston's new Chief Of Arts And Culture

Aug 29, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

PhD student Paloma Gonzalez, Associate Professor Takehiko Nagakura, and two MIT graduate students. Photo courtesy of MISTI.

What if we could immerse ourselves in this UNESCO World Heritage Site through virtual reality or use augmented reality to interact with its 3-D site map?

Aug 29, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Postdoc Rui Qing and Principal Research Scientist Shuguang Zhang. Image: Jun Ni.

By making hydrophobic sections water-soluble, researchers at the Center for Bits and Atoms hope to learn more about protein structures.

Aug 29, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

This fall, SA+P is expanding its wellness program to include more free classes sponsored by Dean Hashim Sarkis. SA+P will offer additional sessions of "Yoga and Mindfulness" as well as a 4-week "Koru Mindfulness" workshop to our School community. 

MONDAYS
Yoga & Mindfulness:  12:30pm - 1:30pm - 9-450
Space is limited
http://signup.mit.edu/1245923679

Aug 29, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Buffalo Bayou Park, SWA Group and Page, 2015. Image: Jonnu Singleton/SWA Group.

Petrourbanism: Initial notes on Houston after theory
Almost a year after Hurricane Harvey, Architecture alum Michael Kubo PhD '17 explores Houston’s current urban transformations, sharing examples of hope for a new, more expansive urbanism for the city. The Architects Newspaper.

Aug 22, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image: Christine Daniloff/MIT

In a novel system developed by MIT researchers, underwater sonar signals cause vibrations that can be decoded by an airborne receiver.

MIT researchers have taken a step toward solving a longstanding challenge with wireless communication: direct data transmission between underwater and airborne devices.

Aug 22, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Judith M. Daniels

Corporations and nonprofits are applying the popular MIT online tool to shape policy and set wages.

Aug 22, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Priyanka Shah SMArchS, MCP '08 has received the 2017 Lawrence B. Anderson Award.

Priyanka Shah wins Lawrence B. Anderson Award
Architecture and DUSP alumna Priyanka Shah SMArchS, MCP '08 has received the 2017 Lawrence B. Anderson Award for her research proposal, "The Architecture of the Deal: Excavating forces behind architectural form in the largest urban projects in New York and Paris.” The award will support Shah’s site-specific research. Learn more.

Aug 20, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Project image, "The Architecture of the Deal: Excavating forces behind architectural form in the largest urban projects in New York and Paris.” Courtesy Priyanka Shah SMArchS, MCP '08.

Priyanka Shah SMArchS, MCP '08 has received the 2017 Lawrence B. Anderson Award for her research proposal, "The Architecture of the Deal: Excavating forces behind architectural form in the largest urban projects in New York and Paris.” The award will support Shah’s investigation of local development deals, zoning regulations, financing mechanisms, and the difference between welfare and pro-market governance to locate relationships between these drivers and the resulting architecture of two neighborhoods: Hudson Yards and Clichy Batignolles.

Aug 15, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Courtesy of the researchers.

Technique can capture a scene at multiple depths with one shutter click — no zoom lens needed.

MIT researchers have developed novel photography optics that capture images based on the timing of reflecting light inside the optics, instead of the traditional approach that relies on the arrangement of optical components. These new principles, the researchers say, open doors to new capabilities for time- or depth-sensitive cameras, which are not possible with conventional photography optics.

Aug 15, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Machine-learning system determines the fewest, smallest doses that could still shrink brain tumors.

MIT researchers are employing novel machine-learning techniques to improve the quality of life for patients by reducing toxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy dosing for glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer.

Aug 15, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

View of the Longhouse Northwest Elevation. Image: MIT Mass Timber Design

MIT class designs a prototype building to demonstrate that even huge buildings can be built primarily with wood.

The construction and operation of all kinds of buildings uses vast amounts of energy and natural resources. Researchers around the world have therefore been seeking ways to make buildings more efficient and less dependent on emissions-intensive materials.

Aug 15, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

A design plan for Charlesgate Park. Courtesy Landing Studio.

New life for an Olmsted gem at Charlesgate
Could we be more faithful to Olmsted's vision of green, public space in Boston? The Landing Studio, the practice of Architecture alumna Marie Law Adams MArch ’04 has plans to improve green infrastructure, aid riparian systems, and provide community spaces. The Boston Globe.

Jul 25, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Personalized machine-learning models capture subtle variations in facial expressions to better gauge how we feel.

MIT Media Lab researchers have developed a machine-learning model that takes computers a step closer to interpreting our emotions as naturally as humans do.

Jul 25, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image: Ian MacLellan

Doctoral student Parrish Bergquist investigates how politics affects environmental decision-making.

With an affinity for environmental issues and a knack for analysis, MIT doctoral student Parrish Bergquist aims to clarify the ways in which changing political landscapes influence environmental policy outcomes.  

Jul 25, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image: Nick Philip.

MIT Media Lab and MIT Press announce winners of the Journal of Design and Science essay competition.

Jul 25, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Proptalk: 5Q with Steve Weikal
DUSP alum Steve Weikal MCP '08, SM '08, head of Industry Relations at CRE talks to Headquarters Optimized about the real estate trends he’s watching for such as convergence, intelligence, and fracking. HqO.

Jul 18, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore
Self-Assembly Lab, MIT + Christophe Guberan, "Liquid to Air: Pneumatic Objects."

Liquid to Air: Pneumatic Objects

Jul 13, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

An atmospheric scene, called "Forest," with video from thesilentwatcher.com, is part of the Mediated Atmospheres project by Nan Zhao. Image courtesy of Nan Zhao.

Project out of the MIT Media Lab uses biosensors and machine learning to optimize the sensory experience in individual work environments.

The atmosphere of a given space — the light, sounds, and sensorial qualities that make it distinct from other spaces — has a marked, quantifiable effect on the experiences of the people who inhabit those spaces. Mood, behavior, creativity, sleep, and health are all directly impacted by one’s immediate surroundings.

Jul 13, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

A rendering of Los Angeles depicts green space and wetlands as envisioned by the MIT team. Image: Jonah Susskind

LCAU's interdisciplinary team of engineers, urban planners and landscape architects presents a solution for urban storm flooding.

Engineered green spaces can capture and purify stormwater while delivering ecosystem and recreational benefits, MIT researchers report.

Jul 11, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Stuart Darsch

An analysis from Architecture’s Les Norford and MIT researchers points the way to energy-efficient systems that take a location-specific approach to cooling and dehumidifying places where people live and work.

Jul 09, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

150 Years of Course IV
This June, over 140 alumni from class years ranging from 1955 to 2018 gathered at the New Museum to celebrate the upcoming 150th anniversary of architecture education at MIT. Read a recap of the event, co-organized with MITArchA and MIT Club of New York.

Jul 03, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image: Bryce Vickmark

Siqi Zheng studies the economics of China’s urban explosion.

In recent decades, China has built and expanded its cities on a scale never seen before in human history. Given the vast social, economic, and environmental changes that have resulted, it is tempting to say that contemporary China has been a laboratory of urbanization.

Jun 29, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Kelley Travers/MIT Energy Initiative

Bruno Verdini, executive director of the MIT-Harvard Mexico Negotiation Program, discusses his award-winning research on negotiating for mutual gains.

Jun 29, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image: MIT Media Lab

Machine learning network offers personalized estimates of children’s behavior.

Children with autism spectrum conditions often have trouble recognizing the emotional states of people around them — distinguishing a happy face from a fearful face, for instance. To remedy this, some therapists use a kid-friendly robot to demonstrate those emotions and to engage the children in imitating the emotions and responding to them in appropriate ways.

Jun 29, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Emily Dahl/MITEI

Through research on U.S. - Mexico hydrocarbon drilling rights negotiation, Bruno Verdini provides insights on how to resolve conflicts through proactive collaboration.

Jun 27, 2018. Posted by Tom Gearty

Dennis Frenchman, the Class of 1922 Professor of Urban Design and Planning. Photo by Bryce Vickmark.

Architect and urban designer brings to the role decades of global expertise on the transformation of cities

Dennis Frenchman, the Class of 1922 Professor of Urban Design and Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), has been named the new faculty director of the MIT Center for Real Estate (CRE). He will assume the role on July 1.

Jun 27, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Our Cup: Watch the 2018 Men’s World Cup with real fans
Developed by MIT Center for Civic Media researcher and MIT Media Lab alum Rahul Bhargava SM ’02, "Our Cup" suggests which Fifa Worldcup 2018 games you might like to watch, based on the people who live in your neighborhood: ourcup.info

Jun 20, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: AboveSummit with Christopher Harting

Ranked at the top for the seventh straight year, the Institute also places first in 12 of 48 disciplines.

For the seventh year in a row MIT has topped the QS World University Rankings, which were announced today.

Jun 20, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

University of Puerto Rico students visiting MIT this spring were (l-r): Gabriel Colon-Reyes, Angel Astacio-Echevarria, Swanny Lamboy Rodriguez, Raul Mojica Soto-Albors, and Jean Carlos Vega-Diaz.

“Since my time at MIT, I have become passionate about being a pioneer in Puerto Rico who can integrate communities into post-disaster reconstruction,” Jean Carlos Vega-Diaz is one of five Puerto Rican undergraduates invited to take classes at MIT this spring in the wake of the devastating 2017 hurricane. After he graduates this summer, Vega-Diaz will return to the Urban Risk Lab, where he's been working this semester, as a research scientist for a year, while also working on a design portfolio for his graduate school application.

Jun 20, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image courtesy of the MIT D-Lab.

CITE and D-Lab study finds evaporative devices show promise for helping small-scale farmers, market vendors, and families store and preserve vegetables.

Jun 20, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Artist and professor emerita Joan Jonas at MIT in 2014. Photo: L. Barry Hetherington

Artist and scholar cited for her “immeasurable impact” in pioneering the integration of performance art and new media.

Joan Jonas, professor emerita in the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, is one of three individuals honored with the 2018 Kyoto Prize.  

Jun 20, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

L-R: Meejin Yoon, Eran Ben-Joseph, and SA+P Dean Hashim Sarkis. Photo: Bryce Vickmark.

Historic building would create “design hub” for MIT, with benefits for surrounding community.

MIT has identified the Metropolitan Storage Warehouse as a potential new location for the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P). The proposed move would let the Institute create a new hub for design research and education, allow the school to expand its full range of activities, and open new spaces for public use.

Jun 20, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Credit: Courtesy Tom Harris/The Art Institute of Chicago/The University of Chicago.

US architects reflect on Trumpism at the Venice Biennale
Architecture alumna Ann Lui SM ’15, co-curator of "Dimensions of Citizenship,” the US pavilion exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale of Architecture talks to CNN about how the exhibition addresses questions of belonging that have emerged in the wake of the inauguration, providing a framework for discussion and moving forward.

Jun 13, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Steve Weikal keynotes at the 2018 PropTech LatAm summit

Steve Weikal keynotes at the 2018 PropTech LatAm summit
350+ attendees from 10 countries in Latin America met at the PropTech LatAm Summit 2018, which brought together for the first time in Chile the leaders and disruptors of the Real Estate industry. LinkedIn.

Jun 06, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: John Phelan

Interdisciplinary undergraduate program combines urban planning and computer science. 

Jun 06, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image: courtesy of the researchers

New technology could enable remote control of drug delivery, sensing, and other medical applications.

MIT researchers, working with scientists from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep within the human body. Such devices could be used to deliver drugs, monitor conditions inside the body, or treat disease by stimulating the brain with electricity or light.

Jun 06, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Architecture alumna Sharon Lee MArch '81, MCP '81 thinks small to address Seattle’s growing homelessness crisis.

Jun 05, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Brazilian pavilion receives press recognition

Jordan's new Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz
DUSP alum Omar al-Razzaz MCP ’87 was appointed the new Prime minister of Jordan. Al-Razzaz is a member of the SPURS international advisory board. He will deliver a keynote the SPURS 50th anniversary this fall. Reuters.

May 31, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT startup teams meet with Chinese industry partners at the China Future City Lab demo day. Photo: Lighten Studio

Ten teams will collaborate with local partners, pilot solutions to urban challenges.

May 31, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Tyler Clites is a $15,000 Lemelson-MIT "Cure it" graduate winner for his novel surgical technique for limb amputation. Photo: Cameron Taylor

Award honors top collegiate inventors in the United States.

May 31, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image: MIT Media Lab/Biomechatronics group. Original artwork by Stephanie Ku.

New study describes first human implementation of novel approach to limb amputation.

Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioception, allows humans to precisely control their body movements.

Despite significant improvements to prosthetic devices in recent years, researchers have been unable to provide this essential sensation to people with artificial limbs, limiting their ability to accurately control their movements.

May 31, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Anne Whiston Spirn (left), the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning. Neri Oxman (right), the Sony Corporation Career Development Professor.

School of Architecture and Planning professors receive national recognition for excellence, innovation, and impact through design.

Two School of Architecture and Planning professors are among 10 honorees for the 2018 National Design Awards from Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian Design Museum. The awards recognize excellence, innovation, and public impact in design across multiple categories.

May 31, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Ann Lui (left) is co-curator of the U.S. Pavilion and Gabriel Kozlowski is co-curator of the Brazilian Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Exhibitions tackle global questions with research-based approaches.

May 31, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

The 2018 MIT Media Lab Director's Fellows: (top row, l-r) Jamira Burley, Ben Draper, Ifeoma Fafunwa, Liz George, Allegra Libonati; (bottom row, l-r) Giorgia Lupi, Margarita Mora, Amanda Nguyen, Julia Reda, Harper Reed.

New cohort brings social, scientific, and creative experience to extend the lab’s reach beyond academia.

May 31, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

A number of SA+P professors and researchers are offering short courses and digital programs through MIT Professional Education

Learn more about SA+P faculty-led courses which include:

Advances in Imaging: VR-AR, Machine Learning, and Self-Driving Cars
Ramesh Raskar, MIT Media Lab

May 30, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Media Lab alumnus David Moinina Sengeh SM '12, PhD '16

Why Sierra Leone appointed a 31-year old MIT PhD as its first chief innovation officer
Discover why Media Lab alumnus David Moinina Sengeh SM '12, PhD '16 is uniquely equipped to lead Sierra Leone’s Directorate of Science, Technology, and Innovation as the country’s first chief innovation officer. Quartz.  

May 23, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Ed Boyden and Feng Zhang have been named HHMI investigators. Photos: Justin Knight.

Media Lab's Boyden is among 19 top scientists selected from across the nation.

May 23, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Researchers design 3-D-printed, driverless boats that can provide transport and self-assemble into other floating structures.

The future of transportation in waterway-rich cities such as Amsterdam, Bangkok, and Venice — where canals run alongside and under bustling streets and bridges — may include autonomous boats that ferry goods and people, helping clear up road congestion.

May 23, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Courtesy of the researchers

New dispatching approach could cut the number of cars on the road while meeting rider demand

The rise of self-driving cars is set to dramatically alter the way we move around cities in the future.

In particular, private car ownership is expected to shift toward shared mobility services, with vehicle fleet operators offering on-demand transportation. This should help to reduce traffic in urban areas and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

May 23, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

"Guizhou Project" from HTC alumna Catherine McMahon with ATLAS. Part of the Venice Biennale Collateral exhibition, "Across Chinese Cities."

ACT alum awarded Herb Albert Award in the Arts

May 22, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image: from left to right, Marion Cunningham, Marissa Marcoux, Harriette Crawford.

SA+P recognizes staff that have made exceptional contributions to their academic units, the school, and the Institute.

On Thursday, May 17th, three exceptional staff members of the MIT community were honored with Infinite Mile Awards. The awards were presented at a celebratory event to DUSP’s Harriette Crawford; ACT’s Marion Cunningham; and Media Lab’s Marissa Marcoux.

May 16, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore
 

In a scene from her new film, Marisa Morán Jahn SM ’07 stands in front of a group of caregivers, allies, and friends at the Perez Art Museum in Miami. She has arrived in her 60-year-old station wagon, the colorful CareForce One, after a drive down the East Coast learning from caregivers, care receivers, policy wonks, and historians about the state of caregiving in America.

May 16, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Catherine D'Ignazio

Make the Breast Pump Not Suck hackathon at the Media Lab emphasizes social and political issues over engineering.

May 16, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Paul Rivenberg

An interdepartmental collaboration brings out the music of nuclear fusion.

It could be the background soundtrack for a science fiction movie. Some sounds bubble up like prehistoric chirps from primordial ooze. Others whirl up and down octaves, quickly joined by a progressive rattling that slinks across the sound landscape.

May 16, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Spring books on architecture and design from Metropolis
An anthology of essays centered around New York City, What Goes Up: The Right and Wrongs to the City from Architecture alum Michael Sorkin MArch ’84, tops the list of top picks. Metropolis.

May 09, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Coryn Kempster receives the 2018 Architectural League Prize

So much more than a swing set: Coryn Kempster receives the 2018 Architectural League Prize

May 04, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

DUSP's Jonny Sun jokes on late-night TV about his alien persona and the unique challenges of working on a PhD while creating a graphic novel.

May 01, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Before code, beyond speech
Architecture alumna Lucy Liu SMArchS ’17 writes on drawing as an optimist form of communications. Are.na.

Apr 30, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Faculty, students, alumni contribute as curators and exhibitors at the world’s premiere forum for architecture and design.

MIT faculty, students, and alumni will make significant contributions as exhibitors and curators at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Considered one of the foremost global forums for architecture and the built environment and drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world, the Architecture Biennale takes place every two years in Venice, Italy.

Apr 26, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Lauren McKown/MIT D-Lab.

The Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation teams up with the Technology Exchange Lab to produce a toolkit for technology evaluation in global development.

Apr 26, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT’s Committed to Caring Award selects third slate of dedicated professors.

Apr 26, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Courtesy of Amino Labs.

Alumna’s mini-lab kits include all necessary tools and materials for anyone to start engineering microbes.

MIT Media Lab spinout Amino Labs aims to bring synthetic biology to the world, with an all-in-one mini-lab kit that can be used in labs and classrooms, and even right at home.

Apr 26, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Tata Center.

The MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design recently announced eight new projects that will be supported through its annual seed fund. Projects from Architecture’s Leslie Norford and DUSP’s David Hsu were among those selected for their potential impact on the developing world. 

 

Apr 25, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

The Plugin House exhibition will be at Harvard Yard during the Arts First Festival from April 26 - 29 and at Boston City Hall Plaza from May 4 - 13.

The Plugin House initiative
Easy to assemble, the Plugin House from Architecture alum James Shen SM ‘07 demonstrates the possibilities of smaller and sustainable living, providing opportunities for infill of vacant areas and additions in backyards to address the housing crisis. A prototype will be exhibited at Harvard Yard during the Arts First Festival, April 26-29 and at Boston City Hall Plaza, May 4-13. 

Apr 13, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Ambitious new piece in his “City Symphony” series features the birthplace of American democracy.

Apr 11, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

NOODLE SOUP is the winning 2018 Ragdale Ring design.

NOODLE SOUP is the winning 2018 Ragdale Ring design
From Columbus, Ohio-based design team of Galo Cañizares Proaño SMarchS ’14 and Stephanie Sang Delgado NOODLE SOUP aims to empower the individual user to be engaged as a performer blending whimsy, playfulness and interaction into a transformable constructed landscape of fixed structures and soft, linear, pliable pieces of furniture. Archinect.

Apr 09, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Robert Schwartz; Panther Hollow Project by Harrison & Abramovitz, architect; New York, NY, ca. 1964. Courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University Architecture Archives. Michael Kubo with Rami el Samahy and Chris Grimley.

The Graham Foundation has announced over $530,000 in new grants to individuals around the world that engage original ideas that advance our understanding of the designed environment. Six of this year's 74 funded projects were from members of the SA+P community including: PhD candidate Michael Kubo (HTC); Can Bilsel SMarchS ’96 and Juliana Maxim PhD ’06 (HTC); Mimi Hoang ’93 (Architecture), with Eric Bunge; Gary Van Zante, MIT Museum; Ana María León PhD ’15; and Sara Zewde MCP ’10.

Apr 06, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image: Lorrie Lejeune/MIT.

Electrodes on the face and jaw pick up otherwise undetectable neuromuscular signals triggered by internal verbalizations.

MIT researchers have developed a computer interface that can transcribe words that the user verbalizes internally but does not actually speak aloud.

Apr 06, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

The SPURS Fellows of 1969-1970 pose for a class photo. Photo courtesy of SPURS.

SPURS Fellows serve as agents of change in international development.

Apr 04, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image courtesy of Thasos Group.

Startup’s platform crunches anonymized smartphone GPS data to understand how people shop, work, and live.

Carrying your smartphone around everywhere has become a way of life. In doing so, you produce a surprising amount of data about your role in the economy — where you shop, work, travel, and generally hang out.

Apr 04, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore
Lauren Kras, a wildlife bioligist, stood on a huge rock looming over the sand plain at the newly opened Mass Audubon's Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo: John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Garment factories, palm oil suppliers mapped for end-to-end traceability
Media Lab spinoff Sourcemap from alumnus Leonardo Bonanni MArch '03, SM '05 (MAS), PD '10, PhD '10 (MAS) is taking on the challenge of tracking supply chains for clothing and palm oil, two of the world's most difficult-to-track industries. Learn more.

Mar 28, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT Urban Risk Lab researcher Lizzie Yarina MCP ’16, MArch ’16

Your sea wall won’t save you

Mar 22, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Courtesy of Skydio.

Alumni’s video-capturing drone tracks moving subjects while freely navigating any environment.

If you’re a rock climber, hiker, runner, dancer, or anyone who likes recording themselves while in motion, a personal drone companion can now do all the filming for you — completely autonomously.

Skydio, a San Francisco-based startup founded by three MIT alumni, is commercializing an autonomous video-capturing drone — dubbed by some as the “selfie drone” — that tracks and films a subject, while freely navigating any environment.

Mar 22, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Guy Satat, a graduate student in the MIT Media Lab, who led the new study. Image: Melanie Gonick/MIT.

Computational photography could solve a problem that bedevils self-driving cars.

MIT researchers have developed a system that can produce images of objects shrouded by fog so thick that human vision can’t penetrate it. It can also gauge the objects’ distance.

Mar 21, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

DermalAbyss. Photo: Xin LIU, Katia Vega.

The Dermal Abyss: When Tattoos meet Biotechnology honored at SXSW
Congrats to Media Lab alumnae Katia Vega PD ’15 and Xin Liu SM ’17 (MAS), whose project DermalAbyss won the "SciFi No Longer” award at SXSW, honoring the coolest scientific achievement or discovery that before 2017 was only possible in science fiction.

Mar 19, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Ken Richardson.

Earlier this month, MIT women came together for a weekend of inspirational talks, story sharing, and advice, focused around themes of collaboration and action. Among the 75 alumnae who spoke at the inaugural MIT Women’s unConference were several from SA+P including Ann Beha MArch ’75; Mary Jane Daly MCP ’83; Catherine D'Ignazio SM '14 MAS; Cristina Dolan SM '94 MAS; Judith Donath SM '86, PhD '97 (SMarchS ’86, SM ’82 MAS, PhD ’97 MAS); Barbara Fields MCP ’85; Soyoung Kang '96 (ARCH); Paige Parsons '90 (ARCH); and Lynne Sagalyn PhD '80 DUSP.

Mar 16, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

As tuition expenses rise across the nation, graduates of the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning bear the burden of increasing student loans in order to make meaningful and lasting contributions to society through their chosen professions. The Excellence in Public Service Awards recognize outstanding public service achievements by DUSP graduates. These awards aim to encourage and inspire the pursuit of public service careers, providing a financial award of up to $10,000 to offset debt incurred by pursuing their graduate degree at MIT.

Mar 15, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Jase Wilson.

What happens when citizens are empowered to crowdfund their cities?
Jase Wilson MCP '08 is innovating a new approach to investing in municipal bonds through his start-up, Neighborly. Neighborly democratizes and simplifies the investment process, so individual investors can finance critical public projects. OZY.

Mar 12, 2018. Posted by Tom Gearty

The American Institute of Certified Planners has awarded a team of 16 graduate students from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) an AICP Student Project Award. The annual awards recognize outstanding class projects or papers that advance the field of planning. Winners will be recognized at the 2018 National Planning Convention in New Orleans.

Mar 09, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Landscape architect Sven-Ingvar Andersson in his garden, Marnas. Photo courtesy Sven-Ingvar Andersson

With a new multimedia website, landscape architecture professor Anne Whiston Spirn makes a secret garden public and explores how ideas create form.

Mar 09, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Melanie Gonick/MIT

Research project finds humans, not bots, are primarily responsible for spread of misleading information.

A new study by three MIT scholars has found that false news spreads more rapidly on the social network Twitter than real news does — and by a substantial margin.

Mar 07, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Nathan Keay.

NewCity’s Designer of the Moment
"Even in the most seemingly mundane or boring task of capital-A architectural practice, say, drawing a wall section detail, there’s politics, economy, ecology." Architecture alumna Ann Lui SMArchS HTC '15 has been named Designer of the Moment. Read a profile at Newcity.

Mar 06, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

A depiction of the Future Heritage Lab planned facility in the Al Azraq refugee camp, Jordan. Image courtesy of the Future Heritage Lab

Artistic collaboration between MIT, German-Jordanian University is designed to reduce trauma for refugees in the Al Azraq Camp in Jordan.

Mar 06, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image: MIT Black History Project.

Digital archive features never-before-published image of MIT's first black woman student.

The MIT Black History Project has launched a new website that documents evidence of the role and experience of the black community at MIT since the Institute opened its doors in 1865.

Mar 06, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

A sample of materials in the CAVS Special Collection. Photo: Laura Chichisan.

The collection features groundbreaking projects from pioneers working at the intersection of art, science, and technology.

Mar 06, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image: Courtesy of the researchers.

Fluorescent sensor allows imaging of neurons' electrical communications, without electrodes.

Neurons in the brain communicate via rapid electrical impulses that allow the brain to coordinate behavior, sensation, thoughts, and emotion. Scientists who want to study this electrical activity usually measure these signals with electrodes inserted into the brain, a task that is notoriously difficult and time-consuming.

Mar 06, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image: Melanie Gonick/MIT.

An Institute-wide effort including DUSP's Jason Jackson and MIT Media Lab's Iyad Rahwan will study the evolution of jobs in an age of technological advancement. 

Today MIT launched its Task Force on the Work of the Future, an Institute-wide effort to understand and shape the evolution of jobs during an age of innovation.

Mar 06, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

J. Phillip Thompson, MIT associate professor of urban studies and planning. Photo: Tom Gearty

Appointment recognizes Thompson's expertise in urban politics and coalition building. 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have appointed J. Phillip Thompson, associate professor of urban studies and planning at MIT, as deputy mayor for strategic policy initiatives for New York City.

Mar 06, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Y. Eva Tan (left) and McGovern investigator Edward Boyden (right). Photo: Justin Knight

Neuroengineering leader appointed to new professorship at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research.

Mar 05, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Jasmine Kwak, MArch 2015, Living Large

QS World University Rankings place MIT No. 1 in 12 of 48 subject areas

For the fourth year in a row, MIT has been named the top university in the world for “Architecture/Built Environment” in the subject rankings from QS World University Rankings for 2018. In “Art and Design,” the Institute ranked No. 4 globally.

Mar 01, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

“The Wind Egg,” Haseeb Ahmed SMVisS ’10.

Banking on Blockchain for Predictive Analytics
MIT Media Lab’s Sandy Pentland PhD ’82 talks social physics and how his company Endor is using blockchain technology in their next phase to predict the future. Forbes.

Feb 21, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image courtesy of the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University; Hays Acquisition Fund © Nam June Paik Estate.

“Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995”
A new MIT exhibition focuses on a body of largely overlooked monitor-based sculptures and includes work by alumni artist-fellows Ernst Caramelle, Muntadas, and Nam June Paik. On view at the MIT List Visual Arts Center through April 15. MIT News.

Feb 16, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image: Jake Belcher

MIT senior Yazmin Guzman wants to change the educational landscape to provide opportunities to all K-12 students.

With one foot in a dual bachelor’s and master’s program in urban studies and the other in an array of educational and community outreach programs, Yazmin Guzman applies the same careful coordination she perfected as a Mexican folkloric dancer to her life at MIT.

Feb 16, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: jo.sau/Wikimedia Commons CC-BY

The new connector helps faculty, students, and alumni launch startups in China.

A new collaboration between MIT and Tsinghua University will help startup teams from both institutions launch ventures to solve urban challenges in China.

Feb 14, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Linda Pizzuti Henry. Photo: Matt Stone

Linda Pizzuti Henry acquires shares of the Boston Red Sox
Pizzuti SMarchS ’05 becomes first woman to own part of Sox since death of Jeanne Yawkey. Boston Herald.
 
2018 Young Architects Award Recipient

Feb 13, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Bryce Vickmark

Examination of facial-analysis software shows error rate of 0.8 percent for light-skinned men, 34.7 percent for dark-skinned women.

Three commercially released facial-analysis programs from major technology companies demonstrate both skin-type and gender biases, according to a new paper researchers from MIT and Stanford University will present later this month at the Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency.

Feb 13, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Jake Belcher

In MIT talk, prominent philosopher urges self-reflection to keep academic institutions vital and fair.

How can universities be a force for social good in turbulent times? At an MIT talk on Wednesday evening, the prominent philosopher Cornel West had a clear answer: painful self-reflection.

Feb 12, 2018. Posted by Tom Gearty

Lawrence Bacow (Photo: Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard University)

Lawrence Bacow ’72, professor emeritus in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), has been named the next president of Harvard University.

Bacow, who received an undergraduate degree in economics from MIT, began his academic career when he joined the DUSP faculty in 1977. Bacow left MIT in 2001 to become the president of Tufts University, but has remained on the SA+P faculty as professor emeritus. Read a full MIT News story on his appointment to Harvard and career at MIT.

Feb 07, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

The Museum of Tort Law.

How do lawsuits grow our understanding of the risks and harms of new technologies?
Media Lab alumnus Nathan Matias SM '13, PhD '17 takes us on a tour of the American Museum of Tort Law, an impressive collection of horrifyingly irresponsible research and design, and entreats engineers and designers to acquaint themselves with tort law. Medium.  

Feb 02, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Steve Boxall/ZERO-G

The Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative shares results and next steps from its first zero gravity research mission.

What happens when 20 researchers conduct 14 projects from entirely disparate fields of research over the course of 90 minutes — while floating in zero gravity? Thrills, learning, magic — and results.

Feb 02, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Courtesy of Ori

Smart furniture transforms spaces in tiny apartments into bedrooms, work spaces, or closets.

Imagine living in a cramped studio apartment in a large city — but being able to summon your bed or closet through a mobile app, call forth your desk using voice command, or have everything retract at the push of a button.

Feb 01, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

ACT alum Seth Riskin SM ’89 explores the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) extraordinary history.

I Am A Man: A VR Civil Rights app
This interactive experience, set to historical events, from Architecture alum Derek Ham PhD ’15 opens at the National Civil Rights Museum on April 4, 2018. Look for a free download of the app this spring at Oculus. Learn more.

Jan 25, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image courtesy Michael Maltzan Architecture.

As construction begins on the next-generation Vassar Street home for MIT undergraduates, lead designer and Architecture lecturer Michael Maltzan shares his aspirations for the building.

Jan 25, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image: Chelsea Turner/MIT.

AI platform allows chatbots to draw on robust language database to better navigate human conversation. 

Before coming to MIT, Jeff Orkin SM ’07, PhD ’13 spent a decade building advanced, critically acclaimed artificial intelligence (AI) for video games.

Jan 25, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Dagdeviren (center) developed the device while working as a postdoc in the labs of Graybiel (left), Cima (right), and Langer (far left). Image: M. Scott Brauer

The Miniaturized Neural Drug Delivery System, MiNDS from MIT Media Lab’s Conformable Decoders group could be used to treat neurological disorders that affect specific brain regions.

Jan 24, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Jill Magid performing Awaiting Alexander Calder, September 28, 2017 at the Whitney Museum of American Art. COURTESY CALDER FOUNDATION. PHOTO BY PAULA COURT

ACT alumna wins biannual $50,000 Calder Prize
Jill Magid SM ’00, the narrative-oriented conceptual artist based in Brooklyn, New York, has won the seventh edition of the Calder Prize, a grant issued biannually to a living artist by the Calder Foundation. Art News.

Jan 19, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Using electric fields to manipulate droplets on a surface could enable high-volume, low-cost biology experiments.

MIT researchers have developed hardware that uses electric fields to move droplets of chemical or biological solutions around a surface, mixing them in ways that could be used to test thousands of reactions in parallel.

Jan 17, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

DUSP alumna Chrystal Kornegay. Photo: Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff/File 2015.

DUSP alumna appointed New MassHousing chief
Chrystal Kornegay MCP '97 has been tapped as the new Chief of MassHousing. Kornegay will be the first woman and first person of color to lead the billion-dollar, quasi-public agency that drives investment in affordable housing across the state. The Boston Globe.

Jan 09, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT professor’s new book calls for a more pluralistic, democratic vision of the city.

“The city is a people’s art, a shared experience,” a Philadelphia architect and planner named Edmund Bacon once wrote, adding that any urban designer’s job was to “conceive an idea, implant it, and nurture its growth in the collective minds of the community.”

Jan 09, 2018. Posted by Amanda Moore

Courtesy MIT Self-Assembly Lab.

A little hope for a homeless solution
Tiny MicroPad housing units from CRE alum Patrick Kennedy MSRED ’86 could provide a solution for homelessness. San Francisco Chronicle.

Scaling Up Impact in the Face of Crises
Through Nawaya Network, Zeina Saab MCP '09 is helping Lebanese and refugee young adults build income. Slice of MIT.

Dec 27, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Computational method improves the resolution of time-of-flight depth sensors 1,000-fold.

Dec 27, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

New Real Estate Price Dynamics Research Platform from the MIT Center for Real Estate offers predictive power to investors.

Dec 19, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT event invites DUSP alumni, alumnae, and faculty to share their work

On Wednesday, Nov. 8th, nearly two hundred DUSP alumni/ae, faculty, and students gathered for an evening of sharing their work and ideas. “DUSPx: MIT Connections” was the fifth in a series of annual “DUSPx” events aimed at promoting connections both among alumni and also between alumni/ae and current faculty and students.

Dec 19, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Platform analyzes big data to answer plain-language business queries in minutes instead of months.

Companies often employ number-crunching data scientists to gather insights such as which customers want certain services or where to open new stores and stock products. Analyzing the data to answer one or two of those queries, however, can take weeks or even months.

Dec 17, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT’s Janelle Knox-Hayes studies the cultural issues behind climate policy.

We have one planet, and many plans to keep it from getting too hot. Consider: There are more than 60 different greenhouse gas emissions pricing systems being used by countries and regions around the world, all intended to reduce the climate impact of burning fossil fuels.

Dec 15, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Johanna Lobdell

Ghost stories and digital technologies meet in the work of Rome Prize winner Brandon Clifford.

Dec 15, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT-designed tool lets people test realistic changes to local transit networks.

Dec 15, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Online game uses hypothetical choices and real cash prizes to educate people on how to make their most of their generosity.

It’s the holiday season, which to many people means a season of giving — to loved ones, colleagues, public radio and television, or to any number of the countless charities seeking support. Nearly a third of all annual charitable giving occurs in December, and many nonprofits raise as much as half of their annual funds from this year-end burst of giving.

Dec 14, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Architecture's Sheila Kennedy was awarded a 2017 Bose Grant for a joint project using nanotechnology to build plants that provide lighting for buildings and cities.

Since 2014, the Professor Amar G. Bose Research Grant has supported MIT faculty with innovative and potentially paradigm-shifting research ideas, and this year is no exception: With Bose funding, six research teams composed of nine MIT faculty members will pursue projects ranging from nanoengineering a light-emitting plant to developing solid-state atmospheric propulsion technology for aircraft.  

Dec 13, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo Credit: Manchester University Press.

"Modernism and the Making of the Soviet New Man"
A new book from Architecture alumna Tijana Vujosevic, PhD ’10, explores the nexus between aesthetics and politics in interwar Soviet Culture.  

Dec 06, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Pictured L-R: Little Bits, Talkie, Nervous System jewelry.

The 2017 Slice Holiday Gift Roundup
Holiday shopping season has officially begun. Whether you’re almost done or haven’t even started, you may want to consider adding some of these unique gift ideas, crafted by MIT alumni including Ayah Bdeir SM ’06 (MAS) of Little Bits, Gauri Nanda SM ’05 (MAS) of Toymail, Jessica Rosenkrantz ’05 (dual degree, biology/architecture) of Nervous System, and Zahir Dossa ’08 MNG ’10 PhD ’13 (DUSP) of Function of Beauty. Slice of MIT.

Dec 04, 2017. Posted by Tom Gearty

Installation view of Judith Barry’s "Cairo Stories, 2011," with photographs (left) and videos (right), at Galerie Karin Sachs. 

Judith Barry has been appointed professor in Art, Culture and Technology in the Department of Architecture in the MIT School of Architecture and Planning. Barry will join the faculty on January 1, 2018.

Dec 04, 2017. Posted by Tom Gearty

Andy Altman

Andrew Altman has joined the MIT School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) as Senior Advisor and Director of Global Partnerships.

Nov 29, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Illustration: Christine Daniloff/MIT

Startup’s system captures particle matter from diesel exhaust and turns it into inks and paints.

On a break from his studies in the MIT Media Lab, Anirudh Sharma SM ’14 traveled home to Mumbai, India. While there, he noticed that throughout the day his T-shirts were gradually accumulating something that resembled dirt.

Nov 29, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT Associate Provost Richard Lester, center left; MIT associate professor Siqi Zheng, center right; along with MIT staff and researchers, at the lab's launch. Image: Bryce Vickmark

New urban studies program to spur research and innovation in China.

MIT has launched a unique new urban research and innovation program that looks to advance city life in China through an ambitious range of academic and entrepreneurial activities.

Nov 28, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

"Windows of History," installation view. Photo: Scott Hahn

“Windows of History” at Haas-Lilienthal House

Nov 16, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Maggie Dunne at the Obama summit on November 1, 2017.

When MIT graduate student Maggie Dunne was in high school, she witnessed the harsh realities of life for many Native American Nations in the US and she was compelled to act. The Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, home to the people of Oglala Lakota Nation, is considered by the UN human rights and poverty investigations to be one of the most historically wronged and marginalized groups in the world.

Nov 16, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Sham Sthankiya.

Visiting Artist B. Stephen Carpenter II examines issues of access, privilege and the global water crisis. 

In today’s social climate, which is often characterized by polarization and intolerance, visiting artist B. Stephen Carpenter II believes that art can enable people to have civil conversations about difficult topics such as race, segregation, and poverty in the U.S.

Nov 16, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Martin Rein.

Expert in social policy and social reform, especially the welfare state and retirement policy, was a longtime MIT professor.

Martin Rein, professor in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning from 1970 until his retirement in 2011, died on Oct. 15 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 89.

Nov 16, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: courtesy of the researchers.

Focused laser beam could help scientists map connections among neurons that underlie behavior.

Researchers at MIT and Paris Descartes University have developed a new optogenetic technique that sculpts light to target individual cells bearing engineered light-sensitive molecules, so that individual neurons can be precisely stimulated.

Nov 16, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: CITE at MIT.

Study of solar pump technology use in India assesses technical performance and explores innovative business cases to increase user adoption.

In 2014, the government of India made an ambitious goal to replace 26 million groundwater pumps run on costly diesel, for more efficient and environmentally-friendly options such as solar pumps.

Nov 15, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

"Colorspace," Sosolimited.

An interactive sculpture that transforms your text messages
SA+P alumni Justin B Manor ’00, SM ’08 (MAS); John Rothenberg ’02, SM ’07 (Arch); and Eric Gunther ’00, MEng ’02 of Sosolimited have unveiled ‘Colorspace,’ an interactive sculpture that transforms any text message into a breathtaking animation of colored light. Installed in the mezzanine of 200 Clarendon Street in Boston, MA, the piece was commissioned by Boston Properties. 

Nov 09, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Tom Gearty

Bruno Verdini leads a popular new class on negotiation skills.

Nov 09, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photos: David Silverman Photography (Wood); Noah Kalina (Oxman); Chris Crisman (Herr).

Five join the SA+P faculty, while 10 are recognized for work in art, architecture, urbanism, and design.

The School of Architecture and Planning has announced that 10 faculty members have been recognized with promotions.

Nov 08, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Mikey Siegel with his wife and occupants of the co-hack house engaged in virtual meditation. Photo: Gregg Segal.

Inside Silicon Valley's new non-religion
MIT Media Lab alum Mikey Siegel SM ’09 (MAS) is bringing engineering to enlightenment through Silicon Valley's consciousness-hacking movement. Wired.

Nov 01, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image: NYU Furman Center.

Health in the Segregated City
An essay from DUSP’s Mariana Arcaya MCP ’08 focuses on residential segregation and its impact on public health. Arcaya’s essay leads the NYU Furman Center’s latest discussion with insights on how segregation contributes to neighborhood health disparities, how it creates inequities in access to quality healthcare, and how disparities in health may also heighten segregation. The Dream Revisited.

Oct 27, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

"Strange Weather." Photo: Mariana Ibañez and Simon Kim/I/K Studio

Projects by School of Architecture and Planning faculty, researchers, and alumni explore the exhibition's theme of “Imminent Commons.”

Oct 27, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

With Shelley, the world’s first artificial intelligence-human horror story collaboration, MIT researchers aim for goosebumps.

Just in time for Halloween, a research team from the MIT Media Lab’s Scalable Cooperation group has introduced Shelley: the world’s first artificial intelligence-human horror story collaboration.

Oct 26, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Energy-efficient construction is key to lowering urban emissions, study finds.

Oct 24, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

High Desert Test Kitchen's October ingredient is California Buckweat. Photo: Sarah Witt.

High Desert Test Sites 2017

Oct 24, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Deirdre Carson/MIT Energy Initiative

MIT Energy Initiative seminar examines the role of the humanities, design, and aesthetics in catalyzing a fairer, more diverse energy future.

What does energy have to do with art, literature, and happiness? In a recent MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) seminar, Imre Szeman, a professor of communication and culture at the University of Waterloo, addressed this question and engaged in a discussion of what he calls “petroculture” with MIT faculty of architecture and humanities, arts, and social sciences.

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"100 Shades of Red: Perceptions of the 1917 Revolution and Politics Today" by acclaimed journalist Mikhail Zygar

Oct 18, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Lily Bui.

Boston-area volunteers gather at MIT to help identify post-hurricane conditions in the territory

Hurricane Maria caused catastrophic damage across Puerto Rico when it made landfall on Sept. 20. As the second hurricane to hit the island in a two-week period, the powerful storm devastated the territory’s already-strained infrastructure and left behind a humanitarian crisis affecting the entire island.

Oct 18, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Lily Bui.

Boston-area volunteers gather at MIT to help identify post-hurricane conditions in the territory

Hurricane Maria caused catastrophic damage across Puerto Rico when it made landfall on Sept. 20. As the second hurricane to hit the island in a two-week period, the powerful storm devastated the territory’s already-strained infrastructure and left behind a humanitarian crisis affecting the entire island.

Oct 18, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Nesterly is an online marketplace that matches university students who need affordable housing with empty-nesters.

Ideas Global Challenge winner videos

Oct 17, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image courtesy of Learning Machine.

Using Bitcoin's blockchain technology, the Institute has become one of the first universities to issue recipient-owned virtual credentials.

In 1868, the fledgling Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Boylston Street awarded its first diplomas to 14 graduates. Since then, it has issued paper credentials to more than 207,000 undergraduate and graduate students in much the same way.

Oct 13, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Ariel Noyman/City Science group, MIT Media Lab.

Andorra funds MIT Media Lab technologies that, in turn, help improve the nation’s cities.

When you think of innovation hubs around the world, Andorra, a tiny country tucked between Spain and France, may not come to mind.

Oct 11, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Vision in Neuroscience and Art. Students conduct visual experiments. Photo: Seth Riskin.

Q&A with Seth Riskin

Oct 10, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Ingestible devices could diagnose gastrointestinal slowdown or monitor food intake.

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have built a flexible sensor that can be rolled up and swallowed. Upon ingestion, the sensor adheres to the stomach wall or intestinal lining, where it can measure the rhythmic contractions of the digestive tract.

Oct 05, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: StockSnap

Human Dynamics research group earns high marks in new scientific collaboration to improve the lives of disadvantaged American children.

Oct 05, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Why MIT’s Gediminas Urbonas helped produce a new book about art and public space.

Much of what we hear about public space comes via routine transactional politics, when officials tell us whether or not we can afford, say, parks, schools, and libraries.

But perhaps we should get more input about public space from artists.

Oct 05, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT Media Lab's Ed Boyden ’99 MNG ’99 Synthetic Neurobiology and Kevin Esvelt are among 10 MIT researchers to receive National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards for high-risk, high-reward research.

Oct 04, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

György Kepes in Chicago, ca. 1937-42. Photo courtesy of the MIT Museum. Used by permission of the Kepes Estate.

Fifty years after its founding, the vision of CAVS and founder György Kepes lives on in the Program in Art, Culture and Technology.

Oct 03, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Andrea Lamberti ’91 and Chan-Li Lin ’88, MArch ’90 were involved in the design and construction of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Courtesy of the MIT Alumni Association.

Alumni modernize Boston architecture

SA+P alumni have been at the forefront of the movement to make Boston a more modern, sustainable city, creating some of its most modern, integrated spaces. Explore a slideshow of alumni projects featured in Slice of MIT.

Oct 02, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photos: Max Freitas (left) and Dou Dou.

DUSP student Wan Chantavilasvong won the MISTI Better World media contest for a 

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"100 Shades of Red: Perceptions of the 1917 Revolution and Politics Today" by acclaimed journalist Mikhail Zygar. He will talk about his new book, The Empire Must Die (about civil society on the eve of the Russian Revolution), and draw parallels with current political events in Russia. He will also discuss the perception of the Russian revolution of 1917 a hundred years later.

Sep 29, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Tom Gearty

MIT Architecture program rated highly for research and overall excellence based on surveys of practitioners. 

The professional master's of architecture program at MIT has again been ranked among the top five in the nation in the latest DesignIntelligence rankings. MIT's architecture program has consistently appeared among the top 10 in this annual assessment of nationally accredited graduate programs.

Sep 24, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Volunteers and rescuers work at a collapsed building at Colonia Roma, Mexico City. Photo: ProtoplasmaKid/Wikimedia Commons

MIT team’s online platform links those who need aid with those who can help. (Este artículo está disponible en español.)

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On Sept. 19, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City and the surrounding region, demolishing buildings, killing hundreds, and trapping and injuring many more. More than 3,000 structures were damaged in Mexico City alone, according to news reports.

Sep 21, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Lisa Abitbol

At a day-long event on global food and water security, DUSP's Erica James presented "Leverage Points," a J-WAFS-funded project to identify opportunities to increase food production and security in the developing world.

Sep 19, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

"Watch and learn, Mom." (Courtesy of Kimberly Smith)

Unplug and play: Kim Smith’s Learning Beautiful
Learning Beautiful from DesignX member Kim Smith SM ’17 (MAS) creates beautiful wooden toys to teach children the basics of coding. Quartz.

Sep 19, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Future City Innovation Connector to support projects addressing rapid growth of Chinese cities.

MIT and Tsinghua University in China have signed an agreement establishing a new technology project, the Future City Innovation Connector (FCIC), which is designed to support research and startup teams applying ideas to China’s rapidly growing urban areas.

Sep 18, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Beomki Lee, MArch ’15, Dean Hashim Sarkis, Lawrence Poster ‘71, Gensler NY. Photo: Kenneth Namkung, 2017.

Full house at breakfast event presenting MIT’s new accelerator for design innovation.

On September 13, 2017, the MIT Alumni Club of New York, MITArchA, the MIT Architecture Alumni Affinity Group, and the MIT Alumni Association, together with SA+P, hosted a breakfast to introduce alumni to DesignX–the venture accelerator for design innovation in the School of Architecture and Planning. The event was held at Gensler’s NY offices in Midtown Manhattan.

Sep 18, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Schools of Architecture and Planning; Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and several centers are home to the arts and humanities at MIT.

Sep 13, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Research from MIT's CITE program leverages a procurement process to identify opportunities for improving food aid supply chains. 

Sep 12, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Lynne Sagalyn’s "Power at Ground Zero” revisited

Sep 11, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT Media Lab professor considers the trust gap between people and autonomous vehicles.

Sep 08, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Nasa

Via social media, residents can contribute to public map that increases safety and helps response planning.

Sep 05, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Ian MacLellan.

PhD student works at the intersection of urban planning and computer science.

While working for the global management consulting company Accenture, Gregory Falco discovered just how vulnerable the technologies underlying smart cities and the “internet of things” — everyday devices that are connected to the internet or a network — are to cyberterrorism attacks.

Sep 01, 2017. Posted by Tom Gearty

BioBot Labs installs a sensor-laden robot in a sewer.

Elizabeth Close: "Minnesota’s midcentury pioneer"
As part of a series highlighting "often-forgotten regional architects," Curbed has profiled Elizabeth “Lisl” Scheu Close '35; the article also mentions her husband and partner Winston Close SM ’35. Read the profile

Sep 01, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Lt. Zachary West/U.S. Army National Guard

Stranded in Houston by hurricane floodwaters, an MIT associate professor sees firsthand how design and policy decisions affected the storm’s impact.

Aug 30, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Success rate is comparable to that of highly trained scientists performing the process manually.

Recording electrical signals from inside a neuron in the living brain can reveal a great deal of information about that neuron’s function and how it coordinates with other cells in the brain. However, performing this kind of recording is extremely difficult, so only a handful of neuroscience labs around the world do it.

Aug 28, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT alumna is establishing a new research group aimed at harnessing space engineering to improve life on Earth.

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Talk "Russian Society at the Turning Point: New Strategies in the Struggle for Democratic Values" by cultural historian Irina Prokhorova.
Irina Prokhorova is a Moscow-born cultural historian, literary critic, editor, publisher and social activist.
In 1992 she established the New Literary Observer publishing house which now comprises three scholarly periodicals and over 80 books per year on literary criticism, philosophy, history, cultural & interdisciplinary studies, contemporary Russian prose and poetry.

Aug 25, 2017. Posted by Tom Gearty

Transforming, robotic furniture from Media Lab spinoff Ori Systems makes smaller spaces feel larger

A Sneak Peek of the Bronx River House, the Future Home of the Bronx River Alliance
The Bronx River Alliance will soon move into a new home under the leadership of executive director and DUSP alumna Maggie Greenfield's MCP '03. See renderings of the new building and learn more at Untapped Cities.

Aug 25, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

System could save retailers billions lost through faulty inventory records.

Radio frequency ID tags were supposed to revolutionize supply chain management. The dirt-cheap, battery-free tags, which receive power wirelessly from scanners and then broadcast identifying numbers, enable warehouse managers to log inventory much more efficiently than they could by reading box numbers and recording them manually.

Aug 17, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Study: Commercial parks have boosted growth, created new urban centers.

China’s massive investment in industrial parks has paid economic dividends while reshaping the urban areas where they are located, according to a newly published study co-authored by an MIT expert on urban economics.

Aug 17, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Successful programs aren’t limited to well-off towns with strong environmental movements.

Food scraps. Okay, those aren’t the first words that come to mind when you think about the environment. But 22 percent of the municipal solid waste dropped into landfills or incincerators in the U.S. is, in fact, food that could be put to better use through composting and soil enrichment.

Aug 17, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Study: Commercial parks have boosted growth, created new urban centers.

China’s massive investment in industrial parks has paid economic dividends while reshaping the urban areas where they are located, according to a newly published study co-authored by an MIT expert on urban economics.

Aug 11, 2017. Posted by Tom Gearty

The Lincoln House, designed by Mary Otis Stevens '56 and MIT professor Tom McNulty. 

Mary Otis Stevens ’56: The flux of human life
In a recent reprint of a 2013 interview, architect Mary Otis Stevens ’56 talk about the stages of her life and her design, with MIT professor Tom McNulty, of the landmark Lincoln House. Read the interview at Domus.

Aug 09, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Six from MIT, including HTC PhD candidates Jesse Feiman and Albert Lopez and MIT DUSP PhD candidate Jessica Gordon will spend the 2017-2018 academic year conducting research abroad.

Aug 07, 2017. Posted by Tom Gearty

WBUR recently aired a conversation featuring Vineet Gupta AR ’88 MCP ’88 on whether Boston should have more car-free zones. Photo from Pi.1415926535 via Wikimedia Commons.

Vineet Gupta on car-free zones for Boston
In the wake of snarled traffic due to the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge project, WBUR recently aired a conversation featuring Vineet Gupta AR ’88 MCP ’88, the director of policy and planning for the Boston Transportation Department, on whether Boston should have more car-free zones. Listen to the broadcast.

Aug 07, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

"Futurity Island Rendering," Gediminas Urbonas and Tobias Putrih, 2016.

ACT's Futurity Island project received an Art Works Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts! Futurity Island, a large-scale, land-based outdoor art installation, will be a major contribution to ACT’s upcoming year-long celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies. Learn more.

Aug 02, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Students recognized for their leadership in fostering intergenerational connections within their communities.

Aug 01, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Metropolis editors selected Boston as one of the top cities around the globe for progressive design and good living, calling out the academic community at MIT SA+P as a leader of innovation and experimentation. “I’ve always believed that the primary driver of design is industry,” SA+P Dean Hashim Sarkis tells Metropolis. “Here in Boston our biotech and high-tech industries are offering designers incredible opportunities to express their creativity. This is not just a place where design is happening.

Jul 28, 2017. Posted by Tom Gearty

SproutsIO—a venture launched by  MIT Media Lab alumna Jennifer Broutin Farah SM ’13—is ramping up production and hitting the shelves in a few months.


Introducing a new feature from the School of Architecture and Planning: a brief, weekly list of media mentions of our alumni's contributions to making a better world. These items will feature posts, articles, and videos from MIT channels and outside media outlets covering the work of our alumni. Visit the SA+P News feed each Monday to see the previous week's selections.

Jul 26, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Courtesy of SproutsIO Inc.

Smart, soil-free microgarden lets users optimize growing conditions while cutting water and resource use.

MIT Media Lab alumna Jennifer Broutin Farah SM ’13, CEO and co-founder of SproutsIO, has spent nearly a decade innovating in urban farming, designing small- and large-scale gardening systems that let anyone grow food, anywhere, at any time.

Jul 25, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Left to right: LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Media Lab Director Joi Ito joined Disobedience Award finalists Phyllis Young and LaDonna Brave Bull Allard; Betina Kaplan and Lorgia García-Peña; and James Hansen; along with winners Marc Edwards and Mona Hanna-Attisha. Photo: David Silverman Photography

MIT Media Lab summer event explores responsible dissent, embodied in its new Disobedience Award.

Jul 24, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Graduate student Alpha Yacob Arsano wants to bring natural ventilation to the forefront of modern architecture.

Jul 21, 2017. Posted by Tom Gearty

Volunteer extraordinaire Hyun-A Park ’83, MCP ’85, begins year as Association president.

DUSP alum transitions to alumni association president
New president of the MIT Alumni Association Hyun-A Park ’83, MCP ’85 has always been an exceptional volunteer for MIT alumni. From her time as class president to her service on the MIT corporation to her mentoring of MIT students, read about her life and career at Slice of MIT

Jul 21, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Courtesy of Twine Health.

New app lets patients work alone or with others to prevent, monitor, and reverse chronic disease.

Lack of patient adherence to treatment plans is a lingering, costly problem in the United States. But MIT Media Lab spinout Twine Health is proving that regular interventions from a patient’s community of supporters can greatly improve adherence, leading to improved health outcomes and savings.

Jul 17, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Jimmy Day/MIT Media Lab

Expanding tissue samples before imaging offers detailed information about disease.

MIT and Harvard Medical School researchers have devised a way to image biopsy samples with much higher resolution — an advance that could help doctors develop more accurate and inexpensive diagnostic tests.

Jul 17, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT

Technique could lead to cameras that can handle light of any intensity, audio that doesn’t skip or pop.

Virtually any modern information-capture device — such as a camera, audio recorder, or telephone — has an analog-to-digital converter in it, a circuit that converts the fluctuating voltages of analog signals into strings of ones and zeroes.

Jul 14, 2017. Posted by Tom Gearty

At the reopening of the Thomas Hughes Children's Library in downtown Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks to children playing with toys from Learning Beautiful, a company co-founded by Kim Smith SM '17.

Adam Savage’s ‘Tested’ visits the Center for Bits and Atoms
Adam Savage, the former host of ‘Mythbusters,’ took a tour of the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms for his website, Tested. He was guided by CBA founder Neil Gershenfeld and Media Lab alum and current post-doc Nadya Peek SM ’10 PhD ’16. See a video of the tour.

Jul 13, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Image courtesy of mPath.

Startup’s stress sensor tracks users’ unconscious responses to products and experiences.

Jul 10, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Christopher Harting

Study: Being near colleagues helps cross-disciplinary research on papers and patents.

Want to boost collaboration among researchers? Even in an age of easy virtual communication, physical proximity increases collaborative activity among academic scholars, according to a new study examining a decade’s worth of MIT-based papers and patents.

Jul 10, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Photo: Billy Ndengeyingoma

A novel thesis in the form of a podcast gives voice to issues of security and identity in New York and Paris.

Jul 07, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Assistant professor of urban studies and planning argues immigration is good for the U.S. and that President Trump's executive order threatens national security.

Jul 07, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Holobiont, the latest issue of the Journal of Design and Science, suggests that when we look at the connections — as opposed to what’s connected — a new structure of the world is revealed. For this issue, a small group of researchers, designers, and other practitioners were invited to contribute work that speaks to this idea of symbiotic exchange.

Jul 07, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

This spring ACT graduate student Angel Chen SMVisS ’17 set off in search of a space under construction to stage an art installation, and was drawn to Building 18’s 4th floor lab renovation.

Jul 07, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Density of highly educated residents, rather than income or ethnic composition, predicts revitalization.

Four years ago, researchers at MIT’s Media Lab developed a computer vision system that can analyze street-level photos taken in urban neighborhoods in order to gauge how safe the neighborhoods would appear to human observers.

Jul 06, 2017. Posted by Tom Gearty

Daryl Carter aims to dispel myths about affordable housing
Daryl Carter MArch ’81 SM ’81, founder and CEO of Avanath Capital Management, talks to Forbes about common misconceptions about people who live in affordable housing. Read more about his company, career, and ideas at Forbes.

Jul 06, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

System with $150 worth of hardware offers alternative to 3-D scanners that cost 200 times as much.

Last year, a team of forensic dentists got authorization to perform a 3-D scan of the prized Tyrannosaurus rex skull at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, in an effort to try to explain some strange holes in the jawbone.

Jul 06, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Involving local farmers in tackling a problem can provide long-lasting benefits.

As the old saying goes, teaching someone to fish is far more helpful than just giving them a fish. Now, research from WorldFish and MIT takes that adage a step further: Better yet, the study found, is working with the fishermen to help develop better fishing methods.

Jul 05, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

With the MIT Comprehensive Initiative for Technology Evaluation (CITE) entering its fifth year, I sat down with Ford International Professor of Urban Planning and CITE’s Director Bishwapriya Sanyal, to gather his thoughts on what the program has accomplished over its tenure, and what lessons one could learn about how to address developmental challenges drawing on CITE’s research

Jun 29, 2017. Posted by Tom Gearty

In Lebanon, DUSP alumna Zeina Saab's NGO helps young people develop their talent

Jun 28, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Hilary Ballon, PhD ’85 in History, Theory, and Criticism, and a dear friend to the School, passed away on June 16, 2017, at age 61. Ballon was a university professor and professor of architecture and urbanism at New York University, and deputy vice chancellor of NYU Abu Dhabi, which she played an instrumental role in founding.

Jun 28, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

An interdisciplinary team of MIT graduate students, including SA+P's Alpha Arsano, Anran Li, and faculty advisor Caitlin Mueller, were recently honored at NASA's Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts-Academic Linkage Design Competition Forum. The challenge involved designing a commercially enabled habitable module for use in low Earth orbit that would be extensible for future use as a Mars transit vehicle. The team’s design won first place in the competition’s graduate division.

Jun 21, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Texting-based surveys from Architecture alum Kenfield Griffith PhD ’12 capture purchasing and behavior data from people living in remote areas.

While on location in remote areas of Kenya, researching automation and home manufacturing for his doctoral dissertation, Kenfield Griffith PhD ’12 encountered a significant lack of data.

Jun 16, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

New open-source website features blueprints for lab-on-a-chip devices.

Jun 16, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Senseable City Lab visualizes 20 years of data to show how students, faculty, and scholars join MIT from all over the world.

Jun 16, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

This summer, MIT professors, students, and staff are traveling across Greater China to teach, learn from, and work with Chinese counterparts on a variety of projects.

Jun 16, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Fifty years after completing his Masters in Architecture and Planning at MIT, Jeffrey Heller ’64 ’67 FAIA has been honored with the MITArcha Alumni Achievement Award. Heller received the honor at an event in San Francisco in May, hosted by the MIT Architecture Alumni (MITArchA) group.

Sep 14, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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Jun 15, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Part of the Focus On Russia lecture series
Carol Saivetz and Elizabeth Wood, co-chairs

Speakers are Julia Ioffe, Moscow born American journalist who covers national security and foreign policy topics for The Atlantic; and
Garry Kasparov, Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, Russian chess grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist. Kasparov's books "Winter is Coming" and "Deep Thinking" will be signed and sold at the event.

Jun 09, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Apple CEO urges graduating class to “work toward something greater than yourself.”

Tim Cook, the renowned CEO of Apple, spoke to MIT’s Class of 2017 on a beautiful sunny morning in the Institute’s Killian Court, urging the graduates to search for a direction and purpose that extends beyond their own lives.

Jun 08, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Innovative MIT research focuses on developing systems to perceive and identify objects in their environment and understand social interactions in traffic.

Jun 07, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT professor wants public health advocates to think big about future trends.

Jun 05, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Venture accelerator DesignX unleashes entrepreneurs’ ideas to transform the built environment.

What do portable desks for children in developing countries, 3-D models of underutilized Boston real estate, and devices that track opioids in city sewers have in common? They are among the products or services developed by the first cohort of teams participating in DesignX, MIT’s newest innovation accelerator.

Jun 22, 2017 - 8:00 PM
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Jun 02, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join WMBR and the List Visual Arts Center for Ampersand. Ampersand, a collaborative concert series that showcases contemporary music in Bartos Theater on MIT's campus.

The Jeff Robinson Trio with double bassist Blake Newman, drummer Phil Neighbors and Jeff Robinson on saxophones have had a weekly residency at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge MA for more than 20 years. They accompany poetry and have performed with some of the best poets in the country. They've also recorded on Rounder Records and have featured in many local and national festivals.

Jun 01, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Electrodes placed on the scalp could help patients with brain diseases.

Delivering an electrical current to a part of the brain involved in movement control has proven successful in treating many Parkinson’s disease patients. This approach, known as deep brain stimulation, requires implanting electrodes in the brain — a complex procedure that carries some risk to the patient.

Jun 01, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Muscle grafts could help amputees sense and control artificial limbs.

A new surgical technique devised by MIT researchers could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs. Through coordination of the patient’s prosthetic limb, existing nerves, and muscle grafts, amputees would be able to sense where their limbs are in space and to feel how much force is being applied to them.

May 31, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Press' first major digitization endeavor ushers in a new era of access.

May 31, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Nine new Director’s Fellows bring their diverse experiences to a global network empowered by technology created at the MIT Media Lab.

May 26, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore
May 24, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Sheets of gelatin transform into 3-D shapes when dunked in water; could save food shipping costs.

“Don’t play with your food” is a saying that MIT researchers are taking with a grain or two of salt. The team is finding ways to make the dining experience interactive and fun, with food that can transform its shape when water is added.

May 23, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

New York City event invites DUSP alumni and alumnae to reconnect and share their work.

On Sunday, May 7, nearly 100 DUSP alumni and alumnae gathered at Affirmation Arts in New York City to reconnect and to share their work and ideas. Coinciding with the APA national planning conference, “DUSPx: Connections was attended by DUSP graduates from across the country and from the New York City area, together with current and prospective DUSP students.

Aug 31, 2017 - 5:30 PM
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May 23, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join MIT List Visual Arts Center on a public art tour showcasing highlights that live behind locked doors. View artworks on this museum staff led tour of the List Centers public art collection of renowned contemporary artists including Dan Graham, Lawrence Weiner, Sarah Sze, and more whose work is sited in special-access spaces across MITs campus.

You will have the opportunity to learn about artwork directly from knowledgeable museum staff and view artworks that are typically accessible only by the MIT community.

Jul 27, 2017 - 5:30 PM
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May 23, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join MIT List Visual Arts Center on a public art tour showcasing highlights of east campus. View artworks on this museum staff led tour of the List Centers public art collection of renowned modern and contemporary artists and learn more about artists Sol LeWitt, Leo Villareal, Pablo Picasso, and more whose work is sited in and around MIT's Sloan School of Management.

May 25, 2017 - 4:00 PM
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May 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Do research in Japan before you complete your PhD or be a Postdoc fellow: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science offers a fully-funded short term (anywhere from 1-12 month) fellowship. All research fields accepted???science, engineering, social studies, humanities accepted. Find out more during the info session on 5/25/2017.
Session 1: @ 12 noon with lunch;
Session 2: @ 4pm

May 25, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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May 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Do research in Japan before you complete your PhD or be a Postdoc fellow: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science offers a fully-funded short term (anywhere from 1-12 month) fellowship. All research fields accepted???science, engineering, social studies, humanities accepted. Find out more during the info session on 5/25/2017.
Session 1: @ 12 noon with lunch;
Session 2: @ 4pm

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:30 PM
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May 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Ampersand, a collaborative concert series presented by WMBR & List Visual Arts Center, showcases contemporary music in Bartos Theater on MITs campus. Performances blend art and music, and happen every other month. Audience members are encouraged to visit the current exhibitions at the List before experiencing each performance.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door or in advance online. Cost: $3 with MIT ID, $5 General admission.

Featured Performers

Jun 29, 2017 - 5:30 PM
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May 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join MIT List Visual Arts Center on a public art tour showcasing highlights that live behind locked doors. View artworks on this museum staff led tour of the List Centers public art collection of renowned contemporary artists including Dan Graham, Lawrence Weiner, Sarah Sze, and more whose work is sited in special-access spaces across MITs campus.

You will have the opportunity to learn about artwork directly from knowledgeable museum staff and view artworks that are typically accessible only by the MIT community.

Jun 1, 2017 - 7:00 PM
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May 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

As sea levels are rising, we are in a moment of global change and climate crisis. Our relationship to the ocean has been altered dramatically and continues to do so. Renowned poet Robert Pinsky and MIT anthropologist Stefan Helmreich will discuss, imagine and invoke the ocean; Pinsky acting as the poetic voice through his choice of poems, will be the hub of the conversation and Helmreichs comments and responses will serve as the spokes. In this way they will summon the rich history of our relationship to the sea, both benign and dangerous.

May 25, 2017 - 5:30 PM
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May 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join the MIT List Visual Arts Center on a public art tour showcasing art and architecture highlights across the MIT campus. This museum staff led tour features artists and architects including Frank Gehry, Anish Kapoor, Sol LeWitt, I.M. Pei, and Ursula von Ryndingsvard, and more.

This tour is presented in conjunction with the Public Art Tour Summer Series. Tours will be held on the last Thursday evening each month, May through September. This series is for members of the MIT List Visual Arts Center.

May 22, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Five SA+P students received Harold and Arlene Schnitzer awards in the visual arts for excellence in a body of artistic work.

May 19, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Ventilating flaps lined with live cells open and close in response to an athlete’s sweat.

A team of MIT researchers has designed a breathable workout suit with ventilating flaps that open and close in response to an athlete’s body heat and sweat. These flaps, which range from thumbnail- to finger-sized, are lined with live microbial cells that shrink and expand in response to changes in humidity. The cells act as tiny sensors and actuators, driving the flaps to open when an athlete works up a sweat, and pulling them closed when the body has cooled off.

May 19, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Author of “Blue Skies over Beijing” links Chinese air quality and urban development.

May 17, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Student teams develop technology-based tools to address racism and bias.

May 17, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

DUSP PhD student Rebecca Hui and her Roots Studio team win top prize for the most promising arts-focused startup at the Institute.

May 16, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

SA+P recognizes staff that have made exceptional contributions to their academic units, the school, and the Institute.

On Thursday, May 11th, three exceptional staff members of the MIT community were honored with Infinite Mile Awards. The awards were presented at a celebratory luncheon to John F. Kennedy from the MIT Center for Real Estate, Ellen Rushman, DUSP's Academic Programs Coordinator, and Amanda Stoll from the MIT Media Lab.

May 11, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Scratch Day @ MIT was one of more than 800 global events during May to celebrate the kids’ programming language and online community on its 10th anniversary.

Many of the children taking part in Scratch Day 2017 at the MIT Media Lab on May 6 were not even born when the Scratch programming language was released in 2007.

May 12, 2017 - 12:15 PM
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May 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

UrbanAfrica is pleased to invite you to a panel on "Innovation in African Cities: History, Governance, and Entrepreneurship." The topics to be addressed include an overview of the trajectory of innovation in Africa's history; governmental and institutional frameworks to encourage innovation in East African countries; and a discussion of how young African entrepreneurs shape and navigate the innovation ecosystem. Lunch will be served.

May 10, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

DUSP's Bish Sanyal is among 10 principal investigators from MIT to receive grants of up to $200,000 per year for two years, overhead free, for innovative research on food and water challenges.

May 08, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden toured the MIT Media Lab.

May 18, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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May 07, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Emmy-winning Colbert Report writer Frank Lesser and New Yorker humorist Maura Quint (who was also a national organizer of the 2017 Tax March and serves on the Executive Board) stop by the MIT Media Lab to discuss how a single Twitter joke inadvertently helped start the 2017 Tax March, their involvement in organizing the March, the relationship between humor and protest, activism through social media and networked protest, and how to resist Trump through comedy. In conversation with Dr.

May 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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May 07, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

DYLAN MARRON (Welcome to Night Vale, Seriously.tv), in conversation with JONNY SUN and ETHAN ZUCKERMAN. Humor in media-activism for underrepresented and marginalized communities.

May 10, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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May 07, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

HEBEN NIGATU (BuzzFeed's Another Round podcast), in conversation with MERYL ALPER and KISHONNA GRAY.

May 15, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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May 07, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

YouTube, Vine, Twitter and Snapchat star Nathan Zed (@nathanzed) speaks with Twitter comedian Jonny Sun (@jonnysun) and Kishonna Gray. On black cultural production online. Representation online and in media. Creating black culture. Influencing hip hop culture. Online comedy post-Ferguson and post-Trump. Race and representation across online platforms.

May 04, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Brandon Clifford, assistant professor in the Department of Architecture, has been awarded The Founders Rome Prize fellowship for 2017-2018 from the American Academy in Rome. Open to U.S. citizens, the Rome Prize is awarded each year to approximately 30 scholars, artists, writers, and composers.

May 03, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

The Center for Real Estate’s Albert Saiz talks about worldwide trends affecting housing, commercial real estate, and investment in the built environment.

May 02, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Five teams from SA+P are among the winners of this year's IDEAS Global Challenge. Congratulations Nesterly, Kumej, BioBot Labs, JORO, and Pukuni Community House!

May 02, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

DUSP grad student John Arroyo honored for his service to the community; six high school and college students awarded $1,000 Memorial Scholarships.

Jul 6, 2017 - 7:00 PM
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May 01, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Her, 2013, Dir., Spike Jonze, 126 min.

A sensitive and soulful man earns a living by writing personal letters for other people. Left heartbroken after his marriage ends, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) becomes fascinated with a new operating system which reportedly develops into an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. He starts the program and meets Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), whose bright voice reveals a sensitive, playful personality. Though friends initially, the relationship soon deepens into love.

Jun 4, 2017 - 2:00 PM
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May 01, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join List Center curatorial research assistant Emily Watlington for a guided tour through An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art. As a contributor to the exhibition catalogue Watlington will provide a closer look at the works by the twelve artists on view, framed through her writing on the twelve affects comprising intimacy: absence, closeness, desire, empathy, jealousy, loss, love, reciprocity, seduction, shame, trust, and vulnerability.

Jun 15, 2017 - 7:00 PM
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May 01, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Married to the Eiffel Tower, 2008, Dir., Agnieszka Piotrowska, 45 min.

This documentary film about objectum sexual disorder (OS), focuses on people who fall in love with large inanimate objects and have intimate relationships with them. The film profiles Erika La Tour Eiffel, a former soldier living in San Francisco who is married to the Eiffel Tower. She describes what it is like to be in love with a highly public structure.

This film is presented alongside the exhibition, An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art.

Pizza Served at 6:30.

Jun 3, 2017 - 1:00 PM
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Apr 28, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Take a guided tour of art and architecture across MITs campus. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. Visit the website link to register.

May 6, 2017 - 8:45 AM
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Apr 28, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

The growing hostility between the US and Russia, North Korea and Iran makes it more urgent to reduce the risk of nuclear war, as do plans to spend a trillion dollars replacing US nuclear weapons by new ones more suited for first-strike. Nuclear war can be triggered on purpose or through miscalculation, terror or error. This conference will advocate and organize toward reducing this danger.

Jun 2, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Apr 28, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Take a look at the List Centers exhibitions from a new perspective. Join Emily Watlington (History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art, MIT) to discover more about An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art. Watlingtons talk will focus on a series of works in the exhibition by Anicka Yi, in which the artist cast ostrich skins in silicone. Yis representation of goosebumps reflects a way to visualise affect a pre-cognitive or involuntary response to something which has affected you.

May 3, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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Apr 27, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3. 5-6:30PM. MEDIA LAB. E14-633.

CAN AUTHORITARIANS TAKE JOKES? HUMOR AS A TOOL FOR POLITICAL RESISTANCE

Iranian political satirist Kambiz Hosseini ("The Jon Stewart of Iran" - The Washington Post) speaks with Simin Kargar (human rights lawyer) and Susan Benesch (director of the Dangerous Speech Project) about the use of humor as a tool for political resistance, talking truth under extensive propaganda, leveraging online spaces to bypass censorship, and poking an authoritarian state with jokes!

May 19, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Apr 27, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join List Visual Arts Center and Sun-ha Hong, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, MIT in a discussion about the affective charge and the promise of objectivity surrounding the idea of raw data. As we move into an era of ambient and ubiquitous computing, Hong will discuss the intimate aspects of data to explore how we as humans engage in relationships with technologies--relationships which lead us to ask, what is intimacy?.

May 18, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Apr 27, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

The List Visual Arts Center is pleased to join with the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) to celebrate Art Museum Day!
For Art Museum Day 2017, the List welcomes visitors to consider the Campus as Museum by exploring the exhibition on view in our galleries.

May 13, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Apr 27, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join us on a public art tour led by a List Center Student Gallery Guide that explores wall works. From Kenneth Nolands Here-There, to James Melcherts Coming To Light, and Anish Kapoors Non-Object (Plane) you will have the opportunity to discover large scale wall works that seem to go on and on and on.

The tour is free and open to all, but an RSVP is required.

Apr 27, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Several graduate students from SA+P were recently honored at the 2017 Graduate Women of Excellence Reception. Each honoree was nominated by a member of the MIT Community in recognition of her leadership and service, dedication to mentorship and drive to improve the student experience.

May 6, 2017 - 1:30 PM
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Apr 26, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

In light of the rising number of hate crimes and the sense of fear in citizens who could be the target of these crimes, the panel will discuss effective strategies and tactics to help you to know your rights, reach out to law enforcement officials, and live a normal life without fear. MIT-India is proud to sponsor this event.

Register via Eventbrite.

May 1, 2017 - 4:00 PM
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Apr 26, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Focus on Russia

May 12, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Apr 26, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Why build fences when we can build bridges?

Speakers:
Lourdes Melgar, CIS Wilhelm Fellow and Mexico's former deputy secretary of energy for hydrocarbons.

Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan, former Mexican Ambassador to the US (2007-2013). He is a Non Resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the USC Annenberg Public Diplomacy School.

May 4, 2017 - 3:00 PM
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Apr 26, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

As part of the series of discussions DRAN has held this semester examining strategies to address displacement, we are pleased to invite you to a panel presentation and discussion on May 4th "Mapping the Crisis: Bottom Up Approaches to Displacement Data" with guests the Anti Eviction Mapping Project, one of the nations most innovative project's of data visualization, data analysis and narrative collection examining the displacement crisis, its impacts and its drivers. More details on their work below.

Apr 26, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Technology developed at the MIT Media Lab could enable faster, cheaper, more adaptable building construction.

The list of materials that can be produced by 3-D printing has grown to include not just plastics but also metal, glass, and even food. Now, MIT researchers are expanding the list further, with the design of a system that can 3-D print the basic structure of an entire building.

May 2, 2017 - 10:30 AM
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Apr 25, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Marshall Ganz grew up in Bakersfield, California, where his father was a rabbi and his mother, a teacher. He entered Harvard College in the fall of 1960, and left a year before graduating to volunteer with the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project.

May 2, 2017 - 6:30 PM
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Apr 25, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Robert A.F. Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, President of the Tibet House U.S., a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization which he co-founded with Richard Gere and Philipp Glass.

Apr 26, 2017 - 6:00 PM
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Apr 24, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Please join John Moody (MCP '16) next Wednesday for an advanced screening and discussion of his film project Redemption Square (2017). This project, which grew out of John???s submission for an MCP media thesis, critically engages the ongoing re-design of Pershing Square, an historic and oft-misunderstood public space in downtown Los Angeles.

Apr 20, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

When some 45 MIT alumni and friends met April 2 for a private tour of the newly renovated East Wing of the National Gallery in Washington, they were doing more than celebrating the 100th birthday of I.M. Pei. ’40. True, Pei remains one of the world’s most influential architects and the building is one of his  masterpieces.

May 6, 2017 - 10:00 AM
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Apr 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join us for all or part of a one day symposium inviting leading affect theorists from a variety of fields to comment on the problems of affect and the future of the humanities as institutions question power, creativity and social relations.

This event is sponsored by the MIT Literature Section and the List Visual Arts Center.

We are pleased to present this program in partnership with ArtWeek Boston.

This program is held in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art at the MIT List Visual Arts Center.

Apr 19, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

An entrepreneur who co-founded Wise Systems, Layla Shaikley SMArchS ’13 may be better known for her viral video created to combat media stereotypes of Muslim women.

Apr 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM
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Apr 18, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

1+8 is a film by Angelika Brudniak and Cynthia Madansky about Turkey???s unique position between West and East and her relationship to her eight very distinct and diverse neighbours. 1+8 is filmed close up on border towns of Turkey with Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Nakhchivan/Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Syria exploring what connects and separates the people on both sides.

Apr 18, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

In talk at MIT, Chicago mayor argues that major cities can lead on policy progress.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel laid out a case for bold action at the city level to make progress on education, inequality, climate change, and technology, in a wide-ranging talk at MIT on Friday afternoon.

Apr 24, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Apr 14, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

The MIT Dept of Urban Studies and Planning, City Design and Development group, is pleased to welcome Professor Emeritus Tunney Lee to present a panel discussion in subjunction with his new Density Atlas Exhibit, soon to be hung outside 10-485.

About the Panel:

Apr 13, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Junior faculty members from Masdar Institute reflect on working with MIT professors, including DUSP's Alan Berger and Media Lab's César Hidalgo.

Apr 12, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT Media Lab's Joi Ito and Ed Boyden are among 11 from MIT elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2017.

Apr 11, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Both fans and foes of reality TV can get behind this reality video series—In My Shoeswas created by César Hidalgo, associate professor and director of the Media Lab’s Collective Learning group, in an effort to show future scientists what the life of an academic looks like.

View the video series at www.inmyshoes.info.

Apr 18, 2017 - 11:00 AM
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Apr 09, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

The White Person???s Accountability Group (WPAG) will host a forum to discuss the value and role of anti-racist white people caucusing with one another. Two members of the group???Libby Mahaffy and Ryan Kruis???will present their experiences and lessons learned from forming an ad hoc accountability group at MIT. They will discuss important considerations to be made for those thinking of starting similar groups and specific topics best addressed in these settings.

Apr 18, 2017 - 4:15 PM
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Apr 09, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Structural racism is a term that refers to societal patterns and institutions that perpetuate oppression, often in ways that are invisible to many of us. Even people who are dedicated to social justice and equity may unknowingly participate in these patterns. This workshop, based on the work of Robin DiAngelo and Kathy Obear, will help give us insight into our own locations within these structures through everyday examples.

Apr 18, 2017 - 1:30 PM
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Apr 09, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Recently we've seen the re-emergence of explicitly anti-Black, anti-Hispanic, and anti-Arab racism in US politics. In this discussion, we'll think about racism as a political project (or political philosophy). We'll also think about positive conceptions of racial justice. Facilitators will give brief presentations (5-8 minutes) and moderate discussion.

Apr 18, 2017 - 11:00 AM
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Apr 09, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

How to Use Media Cloud for Activism

Apr 18, 2017 - 4:00 PM
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Apr 09, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Poetry Across Borders

Apr 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM
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Apr 09, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Resistance on Film

Apr 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM
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Apr 09, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Serena Parekh is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Northeastern University. Kate Akkaya is a law student at Northeastern University who focuses on refugee issues. Meredith Blake works for the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and has a broad background in the European Refugee Crisis.

Apr 18, 2017 - 3:45 PM
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Apr 09, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Building a Checklist for Cities: What Actions are Required to Secure Progressive Urban Agendas

Apr 18, 2017 - 12:15 PM
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Apr 09, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Criminal Justice and Race: Perspectives from Law and Neuroscience

Apr 18, 2017 - 3:45 PM
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Apr 09, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Building a Checklist for Cities: What Actions are Required to Secure Progressive Urban Agendas

Apr 18, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Apr 09, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Literary texts (stories, poems, essays, meditations) have captured in expressive language much of what people have felt about living in the world. Whether read or spoken, literature has helped us to survive and prevail in difficult times. This session will bring to our attention to importance of literature, both now and in the past, as it reminds us of our common humanity and what really matters.

Apr 18, 2017 - 5:30 PM
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Apr 09, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Recent discussions around gentrification in DUSP have engaged in the topic from a planning and legal standpoint ??? particularly in regards to the legacy of white flight and displacement due to rising rent and costs of living. However, the current effects of gentrification, its place as an agent of neoliberal capitalism, the cultural and social fault lines it exposes, and the hierarchy of value it places on citizens are also topics that are vital to address.

Apr 18, 2017 - 3:00 PM
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Apr 09, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Fighting Racial Segregation: Ideas from Oak Park, IL

Apr 18, 2017 - 3:15 PM
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Apr 09, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Lessons in Nonviolent Resistance from Global Movements

Apr 18, 2017 - 11:00 AM
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Apr 09, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

The current national political climate has generated considerable concern and anxiety on the part of many Cambridge residents, especially members of immigrant communities. As a "Sanctuary City," Cambridge affirms the basic human rights and dignity of every human being and provides education, health and other services to all residents of Cambridge, regardless of their immigration status.

Apr 18, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Apr 07, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

A lecture by Media lab Director Joi Ito, describing https://www.media.mit.edu/posts/disobedience-award/

Apr 12, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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Apr 07, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Currently a fellow at the Harvard Center for European Studies, Boeller investigates the issue of trust in transatlantic relations. The research focuses on the interaction of trust-building, loss of trust and trust-repair between partners in Europe and the United States.

Florian Boeller is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Kaiserslautern University of Technology, Germany, where he teaches courses on European integration and foreign policy.

Apr 06, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT's Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation announces its latest product evaluations and global partnerships.

The Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) at MIT has announced its 2017 product evaluations.

Apr 02, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT’s Kristel Smentek studies art, collectors, and commerce in new ways.

Mar 31, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

New technique greatly reduces the number of exposures necessary for “lensless imaging.”

Compressed sensing is an exciting new computational technique for extracting large amounts of information from a signal. In one high-profile demonstration, for instance, researchers at Rice University built a camera that could produce 2-D images using only a single light sensor rather than the millions of light sensors found in a commodity camera.

Mar 31, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Advisor to $1.4 billion state plan sees health care as foundation for “Vital Brooklyn.”

May 1, 2017 - 11:30 AM
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Mar 31, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series. Artists with unique international practices join ACT and the wider MIT community to discuss their respective approaches to work, research, and the formation of artistic intelligence.

Apr 14, 2017 - 11:30 AM
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Mar 31, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series. Artists with unique international practices join ACT and the wider MIT community to discuss their respective approaches to work, research, and the formation of artistic intelligence.

Apr 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM
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Mar 31, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series. Artists with unique international practices join ACT and the wider MIT community to discuss their respective approaches to work, research, and the formation of artistic intelligence.

Apr 10, 2017 - 11:30 AM
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Mar 31, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series. Artists with unique international practices join ACT and the wider MIT community to discuss their respective approaches to work, research, and the formation of artistic intelligence.

Apr 4, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Mar 31, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series. Artists with unique international practices join ACT and the wider MIT community to discuss their respective approaches to work, research, and the formation of artistic intelligence.

Apr 29, 2017 - 2:00 PM
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Mar 28, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Film screening of Somaliland: The Abaarso Story
Feature-length documentary about five Somali Muslim students pursuing dreams of education in America.

Immediately following the film, there will be discussion and Q&A with the following speakers:
Jonathan Starr, Founder, Abaarso School
Mubarik Mohamoud, MIT student, Abaarso School Alum
Ben Powell, Co-director, Somaliland
Harry Lee, Co-director, Somaliland

Apr 10, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Mar 27, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

The military demands of World War II had a profound effect on both farming and eating in America. The demands on the domestic supply of food for soldiers was unprecedented, with troops in 23 different climatic zones internationally dependent on American supplies. The U.S. was also supplying food to the Allies, another huge demand on domestic supplies.

Apr 10, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Mar 24, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Marshall Ganz has successful combined organizing, training and teaching for many years. He worked for 16 years with Cesar Chavez on the successful effort to organize and win legal recognition for the United Farm Workers, the first major union of agricultural workers in the US. He has also designed innovative voter mobilization strategies for local, state and national electoral campaigns. Ganz advocates for building leadership on multiple levels in social & political movements. He teaches strategies and approaches for leadership.

Apr 26, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Mar 23, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Higher education has often been a catalyst in driving both national and global innovation and sweeping shifts in cultural norms. Today, MIT seeks to transform our campus in yet another demonstration of MIT???s ability to marshal knowledge in addressing the world's great challenges. Today we seek to develop a vision for a Sustainable Campus that is uniquely grounded in the trans-disciplinary, problem-solving ethos of the MIT culture, yet uniquely shaped by its integration with the City of Cambridge and service to the world.

Mar 22, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Scholars at MIT and in Mexico collaborate on projects spanning design, technology, and art.

MIT faculty, students, and alumni consistently find creative ways to apply their knowledge to local contexts, collaborating with partners around the globe to make the world a better place. Arguably, no MIT exchange is more fertile than the one the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) enjoys with Mexico.

Mar 20, 2017 - 4:30 PM
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Mar 17, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Part of the MIT-Brazil Exchange Series.
We will hear from MIT and Brazilian researchers, recipients of an MIT-Brazil program's Lemann Seed Fund grant for early stage collaboration. In this conversation they will share experiences from two projects in Brazil that bring together different sectors to address problems through the use of citizen data collection tools and innovative ways to access public information. The collaborators will also share some of the key findings from Promise Tracker and Caring for my Neighborhood.

Mar 15, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

New supplement for Domus curated by DUSP Professor Carlo Ratti explores architectural innovation today. Read the issue, featuring interviews and work from faculty and researchers from across our School. 

Mar 14, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT Media Lab event, Beyond the Cradle, launches a new initiative to explore the final frontier

Apr 6, 2017 - 3:00 PM
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Mar 09, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

From croplands to landfills, urban systems co-evolve with food systems. Rapidly urbanizing regions must systematically contend with agricultural land loss, increased meat consumption, diet diversification, and shifting patterns of food access and storage. Guest speaker Karen Seto will join for a joint Environmental Policy and Planning/Sam Tak Lee discussion on how urbanization science and urban planning can inform debates over food security and sustainability.

Mar 09, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

DUSP's Eran Ben-Joseph to become co-director of MISTI’s Israel program.

Mar 08, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

QS World University Rankings place MIT No. 1 in 12 of 46 subject areas

Mar 8, 2017 - 4:30 PM
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Mar 07, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

How to feed 10 billion? Brazilian enterprises with MIT connections take a stab at answering the question.

Wednesday, March 8th 2017
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A conversation about innovative enterprises that came out of Brazil + MIT collaboration (a sustainable fertilizer and aerospace technology, AI, robotics and sensors to connect farmers with their fields).

Mar 12, 2017 - 8:00 AM
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Mar 07, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Space will be hackable. Space will be playful. Space grows ever more accessible to the space enthusiast through the reach of their DIY instruments, experiments, sensors and satellites, and soon through space tourism. This opportunity to design our interplanetary lives beckons to us.

Join us on Sunday, March 12 as we envision, design, hack, and fabricate our space future. We'll hear from innovation engineers at NASA, sci-fi's most creative minds, Hollywood imagineers, astronauts, and industry leaders in "New Space."

Talks from EAPS affiliates include:

Apr 6, 2017 - 4:00 PM
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Mar 07, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Focus on Russia - "Russia's Far Right Connection in Europe. Conservative values and Euroskepticism as Russia's new soft power"

Mar 07, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT Media Lab supports new ways of harnessing responsible, ethical Disobedience aimed at challenging our norms, rules, or laws to benefit society with a $250K prize. Learn more and explore a brief history of disobedient role models through the ages. Nominate a person or group engaged in extraordinary acts of disobedience for public good.

Mar 06, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Very different cities have similar potential for ride sharing, study finds.

A newly published study co-authored by MIT researchers suggests that urban ride-sharing is feasible in a wide variety of cities around the globe — and indeed that the potential “shareability” of autos in those places is more similar, from place to place, than previously expected.

Apr 25, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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Mar 03, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Starr Forum discussion on U.S.-China-North Korea Crisis

Moderator:
Richard Samuels, MIT Ford International Professor of Political Science; Director, Center for International Studies (CIS)

Speaker:
Professor Victor Cha, Georgetown University and CSIS

Discussants:
Professor Terence Roehrig, Professor, US Naval War College
Shin-wha Lee, Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Korea University; CIS Visiting Scholar

Mar 02, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Architecture lecturer Jessica Rosenkrantz writes programs mimicking processes in nature to "grow" objects that can be digitally fabricated.

School of Architecture and Planning lecturer Jessica Rosenkrantz’s career in design began somewhat as an accident and was sparked by a random comment by a graduate classmate at the Harvard University School of Design.

Feb 27, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Gallery Walk showcases exhibitions in art, architecture, and design.

Building 7 is most known for the soaring four-story lobby that greets visitors who enter the campus from Massachusetts Avenue. Not as widely recognized is that the building is home to four galleries that feature regular exhibitions of art, architecture, and design.

Feb 24, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Co-founded by DUSP PhD student Gregory Falco, the IoT cybersecurity startup, NeuroMesh placed second in MIT's 100K Accelerate competition.

Feb 24, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

On January 31st, 2017, the MIT Club of New York and the MIT Architecture Affinity Group (MITArchA) hosted a Course IV Alumni Social event in New York City. The event was held at WeWork Charging Bull, located in New York’s Financial District, and was hosted by Melissa Marsh, M.Arch ’04, MITArchA’s Vice President of Membership.

Feb 24, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

For his MIT residency, the Grammy-winning artist collaborates with over 150 student musicians to stage the monumental concert, "Imagination Off the Charts."

Feb 23, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Study of post-harvest storage technology use in Uganda assesses potential for farmer adoption, identifies supply chain challenges and solutions.

According to the World Food Program (WFP), nearly one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, and over half of that food waste happens during production, post-harvest handling, and storage.

Apr 3, 2017 - 8:00 AM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Workshop Day One
David Weil 9:00am-10:00am The Fissured Workplace and the Future of Work
Deborah Freize 10:00am-11:00am A Place-Based Approach to Impact Investing
Barbara Buchner 10:30am-11:30am Towards a Sustainable Future
Elke Weber 11:30am-12:30pm Risk as Feeling and Perception Matters
Neil Fligstein 1:30pm-2:30pm Financial Markets as Production Markets
Katherina Pistor 3:00pm-4:00pm Coding Behavior
Nazli Choucri 4:00pm-5:00pm TBA

Apr 19, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

We are now a decade into a new coalescence of capital, information, and socionature. As the speculative leverage built on U.S. predatory real estate capital collapsed into what Ben Bernanke called the worst global financial crisis in the history of capitalism, Silicon Valley visionaries were rediscovering and engineering an obscure but powerful concept developed in the 1920s by the Russian geochemist Vladimir Vernadsky: the no??sphere.

Apr 7, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Take a look at the Lists exhibitions from a new perspective. Join Jack Reid (MITs Technology & Policy Program and the AeroAstro Department) to discover more about Charlotte Moth: Seeing While Moving.

Apr 4, 2017 - 9:00 AM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Workshop Day Two
Gordon Clark 9:00am-10:00am Innovation in Institutional Investment
Gerald Epstein 10:00am-11:00am Banks Without Bankers
Robert Eccles 11:30am-12:30pm Integrated Reporting and the Six Capitals Applied to Cities
Sandra Waddock 1:30pm-2:30pm From Wealth to Wellbeing

RSVP Required:
http://bit.ly/2kxez19

Mar 1, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Bioenergy has entered the renewable energy strategy for addressing climate change. It contributes the largest fraction of renewable energy world wide, and is 60% of the renewable portfolio in the European Union. However, bioenergy is a high carbon emitting renewable with thermal carbon emission intensity comparable to coal. Yet the EU and most US states count bioenergy emissions as having zero emissions. The US Congress attempted to implement a carbon neutral amendment for forest bioenergy that is used in electric power generation.

Apr 12, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

A prolonged 1960s-1970s debate about how to spur economic development in the US segregated areas of large cities in which racial ethnic minorities have historically been concentrated. This debate turned on two axes, the first concerned whether the labor force and capital assets located in the areas should be understood as integral to the structure of capital accumulation in the economy as a whole, or instead as structurally separate from mainstream capitalist processes and exploited primarily for their labor reserves.

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

What are the motivations and actions (or inaction) of individuals in the financial system, governments, central banks, academia and the media that collectively contribute to the persistence of a dangerous and distorted financial system and inadequate, poorly designed regulations? Reassurances that regulators are doing their best to protect the public are false. The underlying problem is a powerful mix of distorted incentives, ignorance, confusion, and lack of accountability.

Mar 15, 2017 - 6:15 PM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Can planning communication diminish contested spaces in an era of contemporary populism?

Please join us for a special event, sponsered by the Ross Silberberg Memorial Fund. The event will include, live music and a panel discussion by guests Richard Parker, Suzanne Morse Moomaw, Karen Abrams, and Ceasar McDowell. The event is open to the community and we ask you to RSVP online at
http://bit.ly/2mibDSp

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Corporate short-termism is hampering business success. Imposing long-term incentives on executives -- in the form of long-term executive compensation -- improves business performance. Long-term executive compensation includes restricted stocks, restricted stock options, and long-term incentive plans. Firms that adopted shareholder resolutions on long-term compensation experienced a significant increase in their stock price. This stock price increase foreshadowed an increase in operating profits that materialized after two years.

Mar 6, 2017 - 11:00 AM
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Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series. Artists with unique international practices join ACT and the wider MIT community to discuss their respective approaches to work, research, and the formation of artistic intelligence.

Feb 22, 2017 - 11:30 AM
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Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series. Artists with unique international practices join ACT and the wider MIT community to discuss their respective approaches to work, research, and the formation of artistic intelligence.

Mar 21, 2017 - 11:30 AM
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Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series. Artists with unique international practices join ACT and the wider MIT community to discuss their respective approaches to work, research, and the formation of artistic intelligence.

Mar 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM
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Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series. Artists with unique international practices join ACT and the wider MIT community to discuss their respective approaches to work, research, and the formation of artistic intelligence.

Mar 15, 2017 - 11:30 AM
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Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series. Artists with unique international practices join ACT and the wider MIT community to discuss their respective approaches to work, research, and the formation of artistic intelligence.

Feb 23, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Guest Speakers: Lydia Edwards, Director, City of Boston
Office of Housing Stability

Augusto Barrera, Former Mayor of Quito + Director of CITE FLASCO

Feb 17, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

The Winter 2017 issue of MIT Spectrum magazine features a broad range of stories from the SA+P community.

Read the issue online.

 

Feb 17, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

The mix of products that countries export is a good predictor of income distribution, study finds.

Apr 2, 2017 - 4:00 PM
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Feb 16, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Tamagawa Taiko drum and dance group will come and perform at Kresge Auditorium. Free to all MIT community with ID card.

Apr 11, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Feb 16, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Is it helping solve development challenges?

Apr 6, 2017 - 4:30 PM
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Feb 15, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Speaker: Jack Straw, Former British Foreign Secretary

Mar 23, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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Feb 14, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Starr Forum lecture with Noam Chomsky on climate change and President Trump.

Feb 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM
E-15: Bartos Theater  
Feb 14, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Renowned photographer Laura McPhee and MIT geologist Taylor Perron will share their concern for the American landscape through their respective projects and will discuss how they each bring awareness to the evolution of land and landscape. McPhees images invite contemplation about the unintended consequences of humanitys attempts to control and manage nature and ask how we use the earth and to what ends. Perron uses fieldwork, remote imaging techniques and computer simulations to discover how landscapes change through time.

Feb 14, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Professor in architecture and engineering will serve three-year term

Feb 14, 2017 - 6:00 PM
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Feb 13, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Learn about exciting and fully-funded internship opportunities in Israel through MISTI MIT-Israel!

Opportunities are available for UG, G, and recent alumni in all fields--work at companies, start-ups, hospitals, universities, and research institutions. Hear about the application process, requirements, and specific opportunities.

The final extended deadline for summer internships is February 22, 2017. Apply at applymisti.mit.edu.

Feb 14, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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Feb 13, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Spend your summer interning in Jordan or Morocco!

Come learn about our exciting and fully-funded internship opportunities in Jordan and Morocco through MISTI MIT-Arab World! Hear about the application process, requirements, and specific opportunities. Opportunities available for undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni.

The final extended deadline for summer internships is February 22, 2017. Apply at applymisti.mit.edu.

Mar 9, 2017 - 8:00 PM
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Feb 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join WMBR and the List Visual Arts Center for Ampersand. Ampersand, a collaborative concert series that showcases contemporary music in Bartos Theater on MIT's campus.

Mar 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM
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Feb 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina, former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors Yoruba traditions, struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland.

Mar 9, 2017 - 7:30 PM
E-15: Bartos Theater  
Feb 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Ampersand, a collaborative concert series presented by WMBR & List Visual Arts Center, showcases contemporary music in Bartos Theater on MITs campus. Performances blend art and music, and happen every other month. Audience members are encouraged to visit the current exhibitions at the List before experiencing each performance.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door or in advance online at the link above. Cost: $3 with MIT ID, $5 General admission.

Mar 9, 2017 - 7:30 PM
E-15: Bartos Theater  
Feb 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Ampersand, a collaborative concert series presented by WMBR & List Visual Arts Center, showcases contemporary music in Bartos Theater on MITs campus. Performances blend art and music, and happen every other month. Audience members are encouraged to visit the current exhibitions at the List before experiencing each performance.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door or in advance online at the link above. Cost: $3 with MIT ID, $5 General admission.

Mar 2, 2017 - 5:30 PM
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Feb 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Take a look at the List Centers exhibitions from a new perspective. Join Andrea Ling (MIT Media Arts and Sciences Department) to discover more about Gwenneth Boelens conceptual process.

About the Speaker
Andrea Ling is a research assistant in the Mediated Matter research group. As a Masters candidate, she is interested in physical story-telling and making things by combining technological and biological tools with traditional processes.

Mar 8, 2017 - 12:30 PM
E-15: MIT List Visual...  
Feb 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Take a look at the Lists exhibitions from a new perspective. Join Carolyn Joseph (MIT Materials Science and Engineering Department) to discover more about exhibiting artist Gwenneth Boelens use of unusual art materials.

Mar 7, 2017 - 6:00 PM
E-15: Bartos Theater  
Feb 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

This visual arts summit offers an open discussion to explore how the visual arts provides lessons for understanding protest, value and change in todays volatile world.

This program serves as the book launch for The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, which is a collection of essays by 40 visual artists. The publication will be available for purchase at the event.

Panelists

Sharon Louden

Sharon M. Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for artists, and editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books.

Feb 10, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Urban Planning Alums Establish Fund for Doctoral Student Research

A new fund will provide vital financial support to doctoral candidates in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP). Established by and named in honor of two of the department's alumni, the “Lynne Sagalyn and Gary Hack DUSP Fund” will provide grants up to $20,000 per student to enable research leading to doctoral dissertations; funds may be used for travel, data acquisition, student stipends, and other research expenses.

Feb 24, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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Feb 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

New trends and emerging technologies such as connectivity, autonomous driving, flexible and shared use and electric drive systems are making this one of the most exciting times in the automotive industry. Find out how
the inventor of the automobile is developing groundbreaking business models to shape the future of mobility.

Feb 16, 2017 - 2:30 PM
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Despite much attention on ???ghost towns??? in China, no official vacancy rates exist in the country. This talk uses data from the China Household Finance Survey, which collects expansive micro-level information about household wealth from a nationally representative sample of over 40,000 households. Professor Gan will discuss how to determine the latest vacancy rate for China, and suggest some causes for the phenomenon.

Mar 3, 2017 - 7:00 PM
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Feb 07, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

America makes up 5% of the worlds population, yet locks up 25% of the worlds prisoners. Ava DuVernays documentary 13th provides an in-depth look at the United States prison system within the context of this nations history of racial inequality.

Film to be followed by Q&A discussion with Melina Abdullah, Professor and Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles, organizer with Black Lives Matter, and interviewee from the film 13th.

*pizza served at 6:30pm

Feb 16, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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Feb 07, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Start the spring semester with an evening of art, conversation, and community in the first-ever Building 7 Block Party and Gallery Walk. The four galleries located in Building 7 will host simultaneous openings, with food and light refreshments available throughout the building. Hosted by the School of Architecture and Planning, the MIT Libraries, the MIT Museum, and the Department of Architecture, the Gallery Walk will offer a chance to tour the different exhibitions, meet the artists and curators, and welcome the community back to campus after the winter break.

Apr 18, 2017 - 8:30 AM
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Feb 06, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Blockchain - You've heard the term, now understand the impact.

Digital technologies let people who've never met do business across borders and continents in an instant. But how can they trust one another without relying on bureaucracy and middlemen? How can security, identity, and ownership be guaranteed while still operating at the speed of the Internet?

Blockchains, or distributed ledgers, may provide the answer.

Feb 03, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

DUSP practicum proposes new approaches to mobility and housing in urban neighborhoods.

More than 20 million people live in metropolitan Mexico City, and most spend upwards of three hours a day riding to and from work, stuck in traffic jams.

Mar 7, 2017 - 4:30 PM
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Feb 02, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Lebanon's feeling of failure to achieve modern statehood is built into the system: its first constitution of 1926 sets temporary measures of communal power sharing that are to be removed when the country and its people achieve maturity. The target of a modern, secular, homogeneous, sovereign state that is able to protect its borders and provide security and services to its citizen has never been reached and the country's history is seen as one of drifting chaotically between conflicts and civil wars.

Feb 21, 2017 - 4:30 PM
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Feb 02, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

One of the most vexing foreign policy issues during the Obama administration, the U.S.-Iran relations is likely to occupy a critical place on President Trump's foreign policy agenda. Aside from its stance on the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, against which Mr. Trump campaigned relentlessly, any major policy change toward Iran by the new administration, whether hostile or moderating, would have far-reaching ramifications for U.S.'s relations with Russia, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, and Turkey, as well as for the ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen.

Feb 16, 2017 - 6:00 PM
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Feb 02, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Research Opportunities in several leading Spanish Universities and Research Institutions. Including: FEYCT, CRG, BCBL, ICTA-UAB, UPM, UPV-CSIC, ICC-UAB

Feb 22, 2017 - 5:30 PM
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Feb 02, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Discover Brazil through MISTI. MIT students (undergrad and grad) are invited to join the Program Manager, returning students and hosts for an overview of the opportunities and application process. Applications due on March 5th. Fill out a quick form at tinyurl.com/mitbrazil and we will send you more details. If you would like to apply now, please visit https://applymisti.mit.edu/

Feb 27, 2017 - 4:30 PM
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Feb 02, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Will the severity of the crisis in Brazil and the new uncertainties introduced in the international scenario by the change of government in the United States force Brazil to make choices that are always delayed?

Feb 13, 2017 - 6:30 PM
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Feb 01, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

RESCHEDULED FOR: TUESDAY, 2/14 @ 6 PM, E40-496

Learn about exciting and fully-funded internship opportunities in Israel through MISTI MIT-Israel!

Opportunities are available for UG, G, and recent alumni in all fields--work at companies, start-ups, hospitals, universities, and research institutions. Hear about the application process, requirements, and specific opportunities.

The final extended deadline for summer internships is February 22, 2017. Apply at applymisti.mit.edu.

Feb 13, 2017 - 5:30 PM
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Feb 01, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

POSTPONED TO: TUESDAY, 2/14 @ 5 PM, E40-496

Spend your summer interning in Jordan or Morocco!

Come learn about our exciting and fully-funded internship opportunities in Jordan and Morocco through MISTI MIT-Arab World! Hear about the application process, requirements, and specific opportunities. Opportunities available for undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni.

The final extended deadline for summer internships is February 22, 2017. Apply at applymisti.mit.edu.

Jan 31, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Dear SA+P community:
 

Jan 31, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT graduate students in energy fields gain skills and advance knowledge while helping to move toward a low-carbon future.

MIT graduate students working in energy conduct widely varied research projects — from experiments in fundamental chemistry to surveys of human behavior — but they share the common benefit of gaining hands-on work experience while helping to move the needle toward a low-carbon future.

Jan 30, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Announcing the first Building 7 Block Party and Gallery Walk!

Start the spring semester with an evening of art, conversation, and community in the first-ever Building 7 Block Party and Gallery Walk on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 5 – 7 PM.

Apr 8, 2017 - 3:00 PM
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Jan 27, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Celebrate Slow Art Day at the List Center. During this annual event, people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. The goal is to focus on art and the art of seeing.

From 12-2:30 PM a handout will be available at the List Visual Arts Center front desk to provide visitors with a self-guided gallery viewing experience. The idea is to spend 10 minutes with each artwork -- fully engaged in a relaxed manner.

At 3 PM join us for a facilitated group discussion to share observations and possible interpretations. This program is free.

Feb 28, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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Jan 27, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Starr Forum panel discussion to address the migration issues in America under the new administration and President Trump

Panelists Include:
Baher Azmy, Legal Director at the Center for Constitutional Rights
Laura Rotolo, Staff Counsel at the ACLU of Massachusetts
Jia Lynn Yang, Deputy National Security Editor at the Washington Post
Justin Steil (Moderator), Assistant Professor of Law and Urban Planning at MIT

Jan 27, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Startup brings solar-powered, phone-charging park benches and digital signs to cities worldwide.

Equipped with high-tech versions of common city fixtures — namely, smart benches and digital information signs — and fueled by a “deploy or die” attitude, MIT Media Lab spinout Changing Environments is hoping to accelerate the development of “smart” cities that use technology to solve urban challenges.

Jan 26, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

“City Digits: Local Lotto” teaches Brooklyn high school students how to work with data by analyzing lottery spending patterns.

What can we learn from where people buy their lottery tickets — and how much they spend?

Jan 26, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

New graduate student fellowship program announced at Media Lab event celebrating the life and work of Seymour Papert.

Jan 26, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

New graduate student fellowship program announced at Media Lab event celebrating the life and work of Seymour Papert.

Feb 27, 2017 - 2:00 PM
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Jan 24, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Introduction by Rebecca Saxe, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT

Talk by Cass Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard Law School

Cass Sunstein is an American legal scholar, particularly in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, and law and behavioral economics, who was the administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2012.

Feb 17, 2017 - 2:00 PM
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Jan 23, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

George Perkovich is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He works primarily on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation issues, and on South Asian security.

Jan 23, 2017 - 3:13 PM
 
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Jan 23, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT researchers are helping architects optimize both design and energy efficiency.

Jan 20, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Freshman seminar inspires students to see the world with fresh eyes.

On a crisp afternoon in early September, seven MIT freshmen set out on a campus tour with their faculty advisor, John Ochsendorf, the Class of 1942 Professor in Architecture and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Their first stop was “The Big Sail,” the 33-ton steel sculpture by Alexander Calder that stands in McDermott Court.

Jan 20, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Freshman seminar inspires students to see the world with fresh eyes.

On a crisp afternoon in early September, seven MIT freshmen set out on a campus tour with their faculty advisor, John Ochsendorf, the Class of 1942 Professor in Architecture and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Their first stop was “The Big Sail,” the 33-ton steel sculpture by Alexander Calder that stands in McDermott Court.

Jan 20, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Alejandro Aravena will speak at MIT on January 26, 2017, in a lecture that is free and open to the public. Watch the live webcast starting at 6:30 pm.

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar

May 3, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar

Mar 8, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar

Apr 26, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar

Mar 1, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar

Apr 12, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar

Feb 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar

Apr 5, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar

Feb 8, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar

Apr 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join MIT List Visual Arts Center for an investigation of shapes, colors and materials and their optical qualities to create a perceptual experience. This hands-on workshop provides the opportunity to experiment with materials and engage in activities that challenge visual perception. This program is free and open to all ages.

Apr 20, 2017 - 4:30 PM
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Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

CANCELED - will be rescheduled for a later date

Starr Forum discussion on US and Russia relations under President Trump with Julia Ioffe, Carol Saivetz, and Elizabeth Wood

Free & open to the public | Refreshments served
Can't attend in person? Watch it on Facebook live or on-demand on YouTube.
For more information or accessibility accommodations please contact starrforum@mit.edu.

Apr 20, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Bldg-E15: MIT List Vis...  
Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join MIT List Visual Arts Center for an investigation of shapes, colors and materials and their optical qualities to create a perceptual experience. This hands-on workshop provides the opportunity to experiment with materials and engage in activities that challenge visual perception. This program is free and open to all ages.

Presented in conjunction with the Cambridge Science Festival

Apr 12, 2017 - 4:30 PM
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Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Book talk with Celso Amorim about "Acting Globally: Memoirs of Brazil's Assertive Foreign Policy"

Introduction by Ben Ross Schneider, Ford International Professor of Political Science and director of the MIT Brazil Program

Ambassador Celso Amorim has served as Brazil's Minister of Foreign Relations under President Itamar Franco (1993-1994), and again under President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2010), and as Minister of Defence under President Dilma Rousseff (2011-2014). Currently, Ambassador Amorim is the chair of UNITAID.

Feb 17, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Jan 18, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join us for a film screening and discussion of Andrea Crespos hour long animated film, [Intensifies] (2016) The film engages with autism as an embodied and socio-cultural identity and is featured in Crespos current List Projects exhibition. Dr.

Jan 17, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Media Lab graduate student selected from over 7,300 entrants, awarded $50,000 scholarship in contest inspired by the film "Hidden Figures."

May 18, 2017 - 6:00 PM
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Jan 13, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join us at the opening reception to celebrate An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art. This exhibition is curated by Henriette Huldisch.

An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art brings together a group of twelve international artists to examine the recent multidisciplinary turn towards affect by focusing on art works that explore how bodies are shaped, modified, or affected by the intensity of their interaction.

Although this event is free and open to all RSVPs are strongly encouraged.

Jan 12, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Research shows how rebuilding Britain’s Houses of Parliament in the 1800s helped create clean-air laws.

Britain’s dazzling Houses of Parliament building, constructed from 1840 until 1870, is an international icon. But the building’s greatest legacy may be something politicians and tourists don’t think about much: the clean air around it.

Feb 14, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Jan 12, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Lynne Sagalyn is the author of Power At Ground Zero. Power At Ground Zero is the definitive account of the reconstruction of Ground Zero in Manhattan. Power At Ground Zero analyzes the full scope of the rebuilding effort and places the emphasis on the true drivers: real estate money and political power.

Jan 11, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

“The Food Lab” is the Twitter handle of J. Kenji López-Alt ’02 as well as the title of his new book. But there was a time when it hardly seemed likely that López-Alt would be closely associated with lab work.

As an MIT student, he swore off labs for good, switching his major from biology to architecture. “I spent my summers in high school and the summer after my freshman year working in labs. I got disillusioned with it,” he says. That’s how he ended up in the kitchen.

Jan 25, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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Jan 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

When he was six years old, Dinesh Sabu???s parents died. Raised by his siblings, he had little idea who his parents were or where he came from. Now as an adult, Dinesh sets out on a journey to piece together their story. Uncovering a silenced family history and disturbing truths, Dinesh and his siblings must finally reconcile the past, confronting the trauma of losing their parents and the specter of mental illness.

Jan 26, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Jan 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Lunchtime lecture with Ram Manikkalingam

Apr 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM
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Jan 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join List Visual Arts Center and Rika Smith McNally, Conservator, in a discussion about the science of choosing the right paint for outdoor sculpture and get a behind-the-scenes perspective on conserving public art works through close looking at Tony Smiths For Marjorie. Rika Smith McNally is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has a masters degree in conservation from the Winterthur University of Delaware Art Conservation Program.

Jan 26, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Jan 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Take a study break and come and create a large collaborative drawing inspired by selections from MIT List Visual Arts Center public art collection. This workshop will allow for a moment of reflection and contemplation of visual works to help shift your focus and practice stress reduction. This mindful drawing activity will provide new ways to understand and experience visual art. This workshop session explores Martin Boyces large scale installation Through Layers and Leaves (Closer and Closer) and takes place in lobby of the David H.

Apr 6, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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Jan 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Take a study break and come and create a large collaborative drawing inspired by selections from MIT List Visual Arts Center public art collection. This workshop will allow for a moment of reflection and contemplation of visual works to help shift your focus and practice stress reduction. This mindful drawing activity will provide new ways to understand and experience visual art. All materials provided. Locations on campus will change each month. This workshop session focuses on Kenneth Nolands monumental public art work Here-There and takes place at the Wiesner Building (Bldg E15).

Mar 16, 2017 - 3:00 PM
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Jan 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Take a study break and come and create a large collaborative drawing inspired by selections from MIT List Visual Arts Center public art collection. This workshop will allow for a moment of reflection and contemplation of visual works to help shift your focus and practice stress reduction. This mindful drawing activity will provide new ways to understand and experience visual art. All materials provided. Locations on campus will change each month. This workshop session focuses on Jackie Ferraras Floor and takes place in the lobby of MITs Tang Center (Building E51). The event is free.

Feb 23, 2017 - 4:00 PM
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Jan 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Take a study break and come and create a large collaborative drawing inspired by selections from MIT List Visual Arts Center public art collection. This workshop will allow for a moment of reflection and contemplation of visual works to help shift your focus and practice stress reduction. This mindful drawing activity will provide new ways to understand and experience visual art. All materials provided. Locations on campus will change each month.

Feb 9, 2017 - 6:00 PM
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Jan 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join Curatorial Fellow Yuri Stone in a reading and discussion group that looks at the relationship between contemporary art and neurological difference. Taking its point of departure in the semi-autobiographical work of Andrea Crespo, the evening will include conversations around neurodivergent artists and institutions that embrace the atypical. Additionally, we will discuss how the discourse around autism is proliferated in mainstream outlets beyond contemporary art, such as in film, television, and the Internet.

Jan 10, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new platform for sharing faculty, student, and alumni perspectives on innovative design research, teaching, and practice. On Medium we will post illustrated stories that encompass news, first-person narratives, publication extracts, and reviews of exhibitions, books, and projects—from all parts of our diverse School. More at Medium.

Jan 10, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Fund establishes a global initiative to advance artificial intelligence research for the public good.

The MIT Media Lab and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University will serve as the founding anchor institutions for a new initiative aimed at bridging the gap between the humanities, the social sciences, and computing by addressing the global challenges of artificial intelligence (AI) from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Feb 25, 2017 - 2:00 PM
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Jan 09, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

The event will begin as a day of remembrance on the 75th anniversary of internment of Japanese Americans, then turn to issues raised by the current wave of Islamophobia and xenophobia.

Program Invocation:
Hoda Elsharkawi, MIT Muslim Chaplain, invocation

Moderator:
Kenneth Oye, Professor MIT Political Science and NE JACL

Jan 09, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Introducing DesignX, MIT's newest entrepreneurship accelerator. DesignX is an entrepreneurial accelerator for student ventures that aims to transform the built environment, media, and design.

Jan 06, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Large-scale tests compare damage from insects and moisture using a variety of containers.

Jan 05, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Among the students, faculty, staff, and alumni honored in "the most definitive gathering of today’s leading young change-makers and innovators," is Hasier Larrea SM ’15 (MAS), foudner of Ori. “[Ori] allows for a number of configurations, from bedroom to office to living room, and back again, all controlled from one control panel.”
Read the full article at MIT News.

Jan 04, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Initiative links MIT with São Paulo research centers to study affordability and accessibility.

The School of Architecture and Planning and the Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) at MIT have established a long-term initiative to rethink the future of affordable housing in Brazil, which faces an estimated shortage of 7 million units.

Dec 29, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

A look back at 2016 from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning.

This video features a selection of our most prominent stories from the MIT home page. From innovative startups, to groundbreaking research, to pushing the frontiers of architecture and design, it's been another remarkable year of work from our faculty, students, and alumni.

Dec 28, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

The former MIT Media Lab faculty member explored the intersections of play, learning, design, and technology.

Edith Ackermann, who was a professor at the MIT Media Lab from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Dec. 24. She was 70.

Dec 27, 2016. Posted by Tom Gearty

The Global Grid, a service focused on delivering daily news on “localized and unique architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, urban planning,” has named Archnet one of the Top 20 Architecture Websites for 2016.

Dec 27, 2016. Posted by Tom Gearty

The green canopy is an important and integral part of urban life. Trees help mitigate extreme temperatures, provide a natural respite from traffic, noise, and congestion, and improve the quality of life for those living in urban environments. However, the average citizen is often removed from understanding the individual features of their unique environmental habitats. How, then, can citizens be better engaged in this process so that they can play a more integral role in helping to shape the green canopies in their neighborhoods?

Dec 27, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

The STL Lab celebrates the first 2 years of its mission to create a new generation of socially responsible entrepreneurs and academics in the fields of architecture, planning, and real estate.

Dec 27, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito reflects on the Lab's discoveries and milestones of 2016 in response to critical global challenges.

We’ve all been witness to some trying times over the past 12 months, both in the United States and across the world. In sharing some of the highlights of the past year, we are fully cognizant of the challenges ahead, of the importance of academic freedom, and of ways we can best address some of the most critical global needs.

Dec 21, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Fifth annual MIT Water Summit brings together interdisciplinary panelists to give multiple perspectives on major issues surrounding the water sector.

Dec 16, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

The Media Lab has a new website: https://www.media.mit.edu/

Dec 15, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Veterans of civil rights movement urge students to join ongoing battle against injustice.

Dec 14, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Eight student teams join MIT’s newest entrepreneurship accelerator.

Eight student-led teams hoping to launch ventures ranging from real estate development, to urban diagnostics, to novel design solutions for schoolchildren have been selected as the inaugural cohort for DesignX, the new entrepreneurship accelerator from MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P).

Dec 14, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Eight student teams join MIT’s newest entrepreneurship accelerator.

Eight student-led teams hoping to launch ventures ranging from real estate development, to urban diagnostics, to novel design solutions for schoolchildren have been selected as the inaugural cohort for DesignX, the new entrepreneurship accelerator from MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P).

Apr 12, 2017 - 7:30 AM
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Dec 13, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

This seventh MIT Real Disruption conference explores the impact of RE Tech on Multi-Family Housing.

As the recent, breakneck pace in many markets begins to cool, multi-family deals will be more carefully vetted and operational efficiency more critical to success. The next MIT Real Disruption conference explores novel new apps for operations, asset valuation, and strategic decision making. Find out who wins and who loses, and where the opportunities are in this disruptive new environment, where technology intersects real estate.

Dec 09, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Awards recognize exemplary student research and writing by master's degree candidates.

Dec 13, 2016 - 12:30 PM
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Lunch will be served

Dec 07, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Noninvasive technique reduces beta amyloid plaques in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease.

Using LED lights flickering at a specific frequency, MIT researchers have shown that they can substantially reduce the beta amyloid plaques seen in Alzheimer’s disease, in the visual cortex of mice.

This treatment appears to work by inducing brain waves known as gamma oscillations, which the researchers discovered help the brain suppress beta amyloid production and invigorate cells responsible for destroying the plaques.

Dec 7, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Dec 05, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Every year, MIT-India sends MIT students to internships in India that change and challenge them both professionally and personally. Take the first step and attend the info session to learn the basics!
Open to all MIT students, both undergraduate and graduate.
Food will be served.

Dec 8, 2016 - 6:30 PM
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Nov 30, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
6:30pm - 8pm
70 Pacific Street, Cambridge
Sidney-Pacific Multipurpose Room
Food will be served

Jan 27, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Nov 30, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Amour is a 2012 French-language romantic drama film written and directed by the Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. The narrative focuses on an elderly couple, Anne and Georges, who are retired music teachers with a daughter who lives abroad. Anne suffers a stroke which paralyses her on the right side of her body.

Jan 20, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Nov 30, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Cache, titled Hidden in the UK and Ireland, is a 2005 French psychological thriller written and directed by Michael Haneke. Starring Daniel Auteuil as Georges and Juliette Binoche as his wife Anne, the film follows an upper-class French couple who are terrorized by anonymous tapes that appear on their front porch and hint at childhood memories of the husband.

Nov 30, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Inaugural exhibition in the newly renovated space features work from 20 MIT Arts Scholars. 

Nov 30, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Grant continues support for the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative. 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) a $1.5 million grant in continued support for the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC).

Dec 7, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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Nov 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Swartz will discuss her new book "Another Country: Everyday Social Restitution" in light of current student protests, calls for the country's president to step down, and the rise of diverse political opposition in South Africa.

Jan 13, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Nov 28, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

The White Ribbon is a 2009 black-and-white German-language drama film written and directed by Michael Haneke. It darkly depicts society and family in a northern German village just before World War I and, according to Haneke, "is about the roots of evil. Whether it's religious or political terrorism, it's the same thing."

Nov 28, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT professor explains how “productive neighborhoods” can remake cities.

Nov 22, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Retrospective documents 15 years of Aga Khan Program

A retrospective of posters for the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT, designed by José Luis Argüello, is on display now in Rotch Library.

Nov 22, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

At UN Climate Change Conference, MIT researchers share insights on implementing climate commitments.

Dec 3, 2016 - 8:00 PM
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Nov 20, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

The Web 1.0 Conference is a one day event celebrating the creative, original, static (no backend) web sites, both old and new, that stand the test of time. Spend a day building websites and show them off at the end of the day! In 2015 we ran the first Web 1.0 Conference in Portland, Oregon, and it quickly sold out. Now we're bringing it to MIT!

Dec 3, 2016 - 2:00 PM
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Nov 17, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Come, relax and watch some of the latest films from/related to Japan!

Fox Fears, directed by Miyo Sato (in Japanese with English subtitles)

Valley of Dolls, directed by Fritz Schumann

Utsukushii Hito directed by Isao Yukisada

Fall Down Seven, Get up Eight: The Japanese War Brides, directed by Lucy Craft, Karen Kasmauski, and Kathryn Tolbert

Discussion with Director Kathryn Tolbert from Fall Down Seven, Get up Eight: The Japanese War Brides

(short break)
Cocktail Party (a full-length film), followed by discussion with Director Reggie Life.

Dec 9, 2016 - 2:00 PM
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Nov 15, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Paul Staniland is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Chicago, where he codirects the Program on International Security Policy. He is a cofounder of the Program on Political Violence. His research focuses on political violence, international security, and state formation, primarily in South and Southeast Asia. His book, Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse, was published by Cornell University Press in 2014. He is currently writing a book about armed politics and the state in southern Asia.

Nov 16, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Nov 14, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Sandy Alexandre will focus on racism in America.
Sandy Alexandre, associate professor, MIT Literature, is an expert on late nineteenth-century to present-day black American literature and culture.

Heather Hendershot will discuss extremist vs. mainstream conservatism.
Heather Hendershot, professor, MIT Comparative Media Studies, is particularly interested in the complicated relationship between "extremist" and "mainstream" conservatism and in how that relationship is negotiated by conservative media.

Nov 14, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Encapsulating molecular components in artificial membranes offers more flexibility in designing circuits.


Nov 17, 2016 - 4:00 PM
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Nov 08, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Launching a global venture? Need funding, guidance & knowledge of the local market?

MISTI, Sandbox and MassChallenge can help! Attend an info session to learn more about how you can:

- Do an internship in one of 25 countries via MISTI: misti.mit.edu/student-programs

- Apply to work on a MassChallenge venture in London, Jerusalem or Mexico City

- Join MISTI???s country-specific spring cultural trainings

- Become an iDiplomat and map out the local ecosystem

Nov 15, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Nov 08, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Launching a global venture? Need funding, guidance & knowledge of the local market?

MISTI, Sandbox and MassChallenge can help! Attend an info session to learn more about how you can:

- Do an internship in one of 25 countries via MISTI: misti.mit.edu/student-programs

- Apply to work on a MassChallenge venture in London, Jerusalem or Mexico City

- Join MISTI???s country-specific spring cultural trainings

- Become an iDiplomat and map out the local ecosystem

Nov 08, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT and Uber team up to study the potential for shared rides and vehicles to reshape urban mobility.

The Senseable City Lab and the transportation company Uber are launching a research initiative to explore how car- and ride-sharing networks could reshape the future of urban mobility. This initiative will explore new mobility paradigms for the 21st century, building on both parties’ data and analytics strengths.

Nov 07, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Hong Kong will be the next stop on MIT's Better World global tour.

Nov 04, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Samuel Tak Lee Graduate Fellow Zixiao Yin plans to serve communities back home in Inner Mongolia.

Nov 30, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Nov 03, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Learn about MISTI summer opportunities for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science majors from MISTI program managers!

Nov 03, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

“Morphing” wing could enable more efficient plane manufacturing and flight.

Nov 03, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Real Estate Innovation Lab to promote the future of urban development by showing investors how it can work.

A new lab in the MIT Center for Real Estate (CRE) will link the creation of the built environment to economic impact, seeking to identify innovations in design and technology that will determine the future of communities and cities.

Oct 28, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Four join the SA+P faculty, while seven are recognized for work in art, architecture, and urbanism.

The School of Architecture and Planning has announced that seven faculty members have been recognized by being promoted, granted tenure, or given significant new roles.

Nov 9, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Oct 27, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar

Nov 3, 2016 - 6:30 PM
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Oct 27, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join us and learn why Israel is the "Start-Up Nation!" Explore MISTI MIT-Israel's research and internship opportunities in Israel for graduate students and engage in an interactive panel with Israeli professors, researchers and entrepreneurs, followed by a networking session with Israeli entrepreneurs and MISTI alumni.

Oct 26, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

"SCIENTIA" is the newest addition to MIT's Public Art Collection.

Oct 26, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

The Engine will provide funding, space, and expertise — powering a network of innovation networks.

Today MIT President L. Rafael Reif announced the creation of The Engine, a new kind of enterprise designed to support startup companies working on scientific and technological innovation with the potential for transformative societal impact.

President Reif made the announcement at an evening event at The Engine’s Central Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, headquarters attended by entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, and members of the MIT community.

Oct 26, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

The Engine will provide funding, space, and expertise — powering a network of innovation networks.

Today MIT President L. Rafael Reif announced the creation of The Engine, a new kind of enterprise designed to support startup companies working on scientific and technological innovation with the potential for transformative societal impact.

President Reif made the announcement at an evening event at The Engine’s Central Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, headquarters attended by entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, and members of the MIT community.

Oct 26, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT team awarded U.S. Department of Energy grant to investigate cost reductions in solar energy systems.

MIT researchers have been awarded a grant of nearly $1.3 million through the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to study the reasons for solar energy’s rapid and sustained cost decline and how to continue reducing costs in the future.

Nov 9, 2016 - 5:30 PM
E14-633: MIT Media Lab...  
Oct 26, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join us for an evening with 22 senior executives from Total. We will be hosting an information session followed by a reception. Paid internship descriptions for opportunities with Total will be distributed. This event is open to all MIT students. The second-largest company in France, Total is a multinational oil and gas company, and one of the six major energy companies in the world.

Oct 25, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

San Francisco will be the next stop on MIT's Better World global tour.

On the evening of Oct. 20, more than 600 alumni and friends of MIT gathered at New York City’s Cipriani 25 Broadway to hear President L. Rafael Reif share his vision for the future of MIT.

Oct 24, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

School of Architecture and Planning will develop curriculum, courses for Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation.

MIT and the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) announced today a strategic collaboration in which faculty from the School of Architecture and Planning will help launch the new undergraduate educational institution in Dubai focused on design.

Oct 24, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

New library proposals meant to enhance “meaningful access to knowledge.”

An MIT task force is releasing a preliminary report featuring a set of proposals aimed at steering MIT’s library system toward becoming an “open global platform” enabling the “discovery, use, and stewardship of information and knowledge” for future generations.

Oct 24, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Combining cellphone data with perceptions of public spaces could help guide urban planning.

Nov 8, 2016 - 5:30 PM
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Oct 21, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Dr. Rabasa, General Consul of Mexico in Boston, speaks about the commercial partnership between Mexico and U.S.
Open to the general public.
5:30 - 6 pm: Reception
6 - 7 pm: Talk

Nov 2, 2016 - 10:00 AM
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Oct 21, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Come visit the traditional "Altar de Muertos" and have a delicious piece of "Pan de Muertos".

Nov 17, 2016 - 5:30 PM
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Oct 21, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Biotech and Data Science Startups in Mexico? Yes! Join us to hear Abraxas CEO, Daniel Servitje, talk about their journey as entrepreneurs, challenges and opportunities.
Open to the general public.
5:30 - 6 pm: Reception
6 - 7 pm: Talk

Nov 3, 2016 - 6:30 PM
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Oct 21, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Prof. Yuriy Roman speaks about his academic journey and his current research in the MIT Department of Chemical Engineering.
Open to the general public
Thanks to GSC for their generous support

Thursday November 3
6:30 - 7 pm: Reception
7 - 8 pm: Talk
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Oct 21, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT professors take on problem formulation in thermal science: It can be taught, and their new book describes how.

Oct 27, 2016 - 7:00 PM
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Oct 20, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Come watch the feature-length film based on the events leading to the death of Oscar Grant, a young man killed by a police officer in Oakland, California and join a post-film discussion as part of a series on Race, Planning and State-Sponsored Violence. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided!

Oct 24, 2016 - 6:30 PM
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Oct 20, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Police brutality, mass incarceration, and the detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants are all cruel forms of violence employed, sanctioned, and funded by the State. Racialized and spatialized, these interrelated forms of state-sponsored violence, and the systems and policies that support them, rob individuals of their dignity, squander significant financial resources, disproportionately target LGBTQ, low-income and communities of color, and advance the idea that certain members of society are disposable.

Nov 10, 2016 - 12:00 PM
E40-496: Pye Conferenc...  
Oct 20, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Lecture by Prof. Mona Makram-Ebeid, CIS Wilhelm Fellow

Expertise:
Democratic Transition Middle East and North Africa Egypt

Former Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center; Distinguished Lecturer, American University, Cairo; and former Member of Parliament and Senator, Egypt

Nov 17, 2016 - 8:00 PM
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Oct 19, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join WMBR and the List Visual Arts Center for Ampersand. Ampersand, a collaborative concert series that showcases contemporary music in Bartos Theater on MIT's campus.

Oct 19, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

New DesignX accelerator speeds innovation at the School of Architecture and Planning

The School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) has launched a new entrepreneurship accelerator, DesignX, to cultivate and assist students and faculty developing products, systems, and companies that focus on design and the built environment.

Oct 27, 2016 - 11:30 AM
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Oct 17, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

A conversation with Steven Koltai, author of Peace through Entrepreneurship on opportunities for promoting peace through technology and entrepreneurship.

Oct 13, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Study of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in Uganda assesses scalability, identifies supply chain challenges.

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly half of the world’s population is at risk for malaria, a life-threatening, but ultimately curable and preventable disease spread by mosquitos.

Oct 13, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

PhD student Lily Bui works with communities around the world to gather data from the bottom up.

Lily Bui’s path to her PhD program in urban studies and planning at MIT has been a meandering one, yet along the way she has followed her passions while finding new ways to support communities at the grassroots level.  

Oct 12, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

President Barack Obama and MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito discuss the challenges and opportunities facing us in bringing the technology of science fiction into the real world, from driverless cars to automated jobs with Scott Dadich in the November issue of WIRED.

Dec 6, 2016 - 4:30 PM
E51-115: Wong Auditori...  
Oct 11, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Starr Forum discussion on Syria. More details to follow.

Nov 22, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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Oct 06, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Counter-terrorism discussion with Under Secretary of State Sarah Sewall

Nov 1, 2016 - 4:30 PM
E40-496  
Oct 05, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

A session of the Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration.

Oct 5, 2016 - 4:00 PM
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Oct 04, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Please join CoLab for an Open House in our new space! This will be a chance to learn more about our work, mingle with affiliated staff and students, and find out about upcoming engagement opportunities. Refreshments will be served.

Oct 04, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Words from the editors

The editors of Experience: Culture, Cognition, and the Common Sense, Caroline Jones, David Mather and Rebecca Uchill, describe the unusual material features, artistic interventions and intellectual provocations that make this book object something more than a typical codex.  

Sep 29, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT researchers develop a decision-making tool for global classrooms looking to deploy educational technologies.

Nov 9, 2016 - 5:30 PM
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Sep 28, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Roy Robson is Division Head, Arts and Humanities, Professor of History, Penn State Abington. He has twice served as the expert-in-residence on the National Geographic Expeditions tour of the Trans-Siberian Railroad.
A professor and author of more than sixty books, articles, and reviews, including "Solovki: The Story of Russia Told Through Its Most Remarkable Islands" (2004), which the New Yorker called "an epic drama of spiritualism and savagery."

Oct 27, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Sep 28, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Valerie Kivelson is Thomas N. Tentler Collegiate Professor; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History, University of Michigan.

Sep 29, 2016 - 5:30 PM
Venture Cafe CIC 1 Br...  
Sep 28, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Discover new partners, share ideas and jump start your innovative design ventures for the SA+P DesignX accelerator. DesignX is looking for students tackling problems and opportunities in design, cities, and the built environment.

Oct 6, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Sep 27, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join us for a screening of the film "Leviathan" with an introductory Skype conversation with the director, Andrey Zvyagintsev.
This rich and moving story takes place in the Far North.
Kolya (Alexey Serebriakov) lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya (Elena Liadova) and his son Roma (Serguey Pokhodaev) from a previous marriage.

Nov 30, 2016 - 7:00 PM
E15-070: Media Lab Bar...  
Sep 27, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Panel discussion on privacy and the internet

Discussion will consider government agencies and trade-offs across security-civil liberties; firms like Google and Facebook and trade-offs across functionality/utility of information enabled features and privacy; as well as some hacker related discussion.

Sep 26, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

“Electome” project charts the national conversation in unique detail.

Sep 25, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Grad student Billy Ndengeyingoma helps improve affordable-housing design in Africa.

Billy Ndengeyingoma’s time at MIT has been marked by transitions. He has moved from one continent to another, from an undergraduate program to a master’s, and from a civil engineering specialty to urban planning.

Sep 28, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Sep 23, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Learn about summer internship opportunity for research on iPS Cell Research in Kyoto University at the Dr. Yamanaka, the Nobel Laureate's lab.

Oct 18, 2016 - 2:00 PM
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Sep 22, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Funding Opportunity for Overseas Language Study

Undergrad and Grad Students - Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study specific languages in world regions critical to U.S. national security interests:

- Boren Scholarships provide undergrads with up to $20,000 for 1-2 semesters of language study in a country generally underrepresented in study abroad. A special initiative for STEM students offers $8,000 for a summer program.

Sep 22, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT architecture jumps to No. 2 spot in annual survey.

The professional master's of architecture program at MIT has tied for second in the nation in the latest DesignIntelligence rankings, a jump from fifth position last year. MIT's architecture program has consistently appeared among the top 10 in this annual assessment of nationally accredited graduate programs.

Nov 21, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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Sep 20, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Book talk with Orkideh Behrouzan

Nov 17, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Sep 20, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

A book talk with Calestous Juma

Sep 19, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Samuel Tak Lee Building filled with light and life after summer renovations.

Last year, the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) and the Center for Real Estate (CRE) gathered to give Building 9 a new name: the Samuel Tak Lee Building. This week, they came together again to celebrate the extensive summer renovations that have given the building a new look and rejuvenated spaces.

Oct 20, 2016 - 7:00 PM
10-105: Bush Room  
Sep 19, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Learn about exciting and fully-funded internship opportunities in Israel through MISTI MIT-Israel!

Opportunities are available for UG, G, and recent alumni in all fields--work at companies, start-ups, hospitals, universities, and research institutions. Hear about the application process, requirements, past interns' experiences, and specific opportunities. Light dinner provided.

Oct 20, 2016 - 5:30 PM
10-105: Bush Room  
Sep 19, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Come learn about our exciting and fully-funded internship opportunities in Jordan and Morocco through MISTI MIT-Arab World! Hear about the application process, requirements, past interns' experiences, and specific opportunities. Opportunities available for undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni. Light dinner provided.

Sep 19, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT, AMS Institute will collaborate to solve complex urban problems for Amsterdam with the development of autonomous "roboats."

Sep 19, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Professor of urban design and public policy Brent Ryan believes good architecture can help revive cities.

Most of us have looked at an ugly building and thought: I could do better than that. Brent Ryan turned that idea into a career.

Oct 4, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Sep 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Learn about internship, teaching and research opportunities in Russia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan. Come and meet our past interns and learn about the application process.

Sep 14, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Megan Smith ’86, SM ’88 and other thought leaders offer advice to students on how women in STEM fields can develop skills for navigating life and work.

Sep 29, 2016 - 8:00 PM
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Sep 13, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join WMBR and the List Visual Arts Center for Ampersand, Ampersand, a collaborative concert series that showcases contemporary music in Bartos Theater on MIT's campus.

Death Vessel is led by Joel Thibodeau, whose slender, winsome voice is at once so comforting and so unsettling. Thibodeau spent his formative years on the East Coast, splitting his time between Boston, Providence, and New York City. He released his first album under the Death Vessel moniker, Stay Close, in 2005, followed by his Sub Pop debut, Nothing Is Precious Enough for Us, in 2008.

Oct 12, 2016 - 5:30 PM
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Sep 11, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Want to do an internship in Japan? Want to see 1,000 Pikachus dancing outside? Come to MIT Japan Program info session and learn about internship, research and teaching opportunities in Japan. You'll about the application process and requirements.
Open to MIT graduate and undergraduate students.

Sep 09, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

New computational imaging method identifies letters printed on first nine pages of a stack of paper.

MIT researchers and their colleagues are designing an imaging system that can read closed books.

In the latest issue of Nature Communications, the researchers describe a prototype of the system, which they tested on a stack of papers, each with one letter printed on it. The system was able to correctly identify the letters on the top nine sheets.

Sep 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Sep 09, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

All MIT students who did not receive an artwork through this year's Student Loan Art Program Exhibition and Lottery have a chance to borrow an unclaimed artwork! All unclaimed artworks will be available to students on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who did not receive an artwork through the lottery may come to the List Center from Noon-3pm to select from the unclaimed works. Come early with your student ID on September 16 for the best selection.

Sep 30, 2016 - 6:00 PM
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Sep 07, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Come learn about the NEW and Expanded MISTI MIT-China Program! New fully funded internship opportunities:

-Industry Internships in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

-Fung Foundation funded research internships at universities in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

-MIT China Educational Technology Initiative (CETI) team teaching projects across China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

-MIT Samuel Tak Lee Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship / MISTI-China Initiative projects in Sichuan, Inner Mongolia, Qingdao, Shanghai, Xiamen, and Hong Kong

Sep 16, 2016 - 11:00 AM
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Sep 06, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Come learn about many other Brazil Initiatives at MIT and celebrate the 7th year of the MISTI MIT-Brazil Program!

11am-12pm: Open House (food, music, door prizes) Cultural event with Mais55 a group of Brazilian musicians from the Berklee School of Music.

Sep 02, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT’s Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab uses gaming to advance its mission in China.

In China, city development through effective planning and real estate investment is serious business, but learning about it can be fun and games. Thanks to a new approach developed at MIT, a game based on socially responsible real estate practices was tested in China this summer.

Sep 01, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Mobile-phone data helps researchers study an urban problem in greater detail.

What’s the best way to measure human exposure to urban pollution? Typically, cities do so by studying air-quality levels in fixed places. New York City, for example, has an extensive monitoring network that measures air quality in 155 locations.

Sep 8, 2016 - 11:30 AM
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Sep 01, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

- Speak with program managers about internship, research and teaching opportunities in your field.

- Ask former MISTI interns how they have leveraged their international experiences at MIT and in the real world.

- Learn more about leading companies, labs and schools around the world.

International food will be served.

Last year nearly 1,000 MIT students interned, taught and researched across the globe. For free.

Sep 29, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Sep 01, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Professor Ross Bassett of North Carolina State, Raleigh will discuss his book, The Technological Indian, and share his research on how Indians looked to MIT to an extraordinary extent in their quest for technological development, while also focusing on the long history of Indians at MIT, the connection with Gandhi, and the development of the Indian IT Industry.

Samberg Center, 7th Floor, Salon T

Sep 27, 2016 - 5:30 PM
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Aug 31, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

The Parents Circle Families Forum (PCFF) is a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization made up of more than 600 bereaved families--all of whom have lost a loved one to the violent conflict.

Join us to hear the stories of bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families as they share their extraordinary journey on the path of reconciliation.

Also learn about opportunities to teach CS and entrepreneurship to Israeli and Palestinian youth through MISTI MIT-MEET (Middle Eastern Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow.)

Light fare provided.

Sep 7, 2016 - 7:00 PM
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Aug 31, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Robert Mitchum plays small-time gunrunner Eddie "Fingers" Coyle in an adaptation by Peter Yates of George V. Higgins's acclaimed novel. World-weary and living hand to mouth, Coyle works on the sidelines of the seedy Boston underworld just to make ends meet. But when he finds himself facing a second stretch of hard time, he's forced to weigh loyalty to his criminal colleagues against snitching to stay free.

Sep 9, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Aug 31, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Come and learn about Japan-related courses and language classes that are being offered @ MIT; about MISTI / MIT Japan Program funded internships in Japan; Japanese language table, and more!!! Door prizes and try out some Japanese culture, too!

Sep 28, 2016 - 12:30 PM
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Aug 31, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Learn about summer internship opportunity to do research on iPS Cell Research in Japan in addition to our weekly Japanese Lunch table where you have an opportunity to try out your Japanese!!

Oct 26, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Aug 31, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Come learn more about the application process and opportunities available for internships and research in Germany.

Sep 14, 2016 - 6:00 PM
10-105: (Bush Room)  
Aug 30, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Enjoy some Korean cuisine and learn about fully funded internship and teaching opportunities in South Korea--a new global powerhouse of technology, business, and culture.

Nov 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Aug 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Sep 28, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Aug 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Nov 2, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Aug 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Sep 21, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Aug 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Oct 26, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Aug 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Sep 14, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Aug 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Oct 19, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Aug 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Nov 30, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Aug 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Oct 5, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Aug 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Oct 13, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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Aug 17, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Starr Forum panel discussion on far right extremism in politics, within the US and internationally. Panelists include MIT professor Richard Samuels (moderating), David Art (Tufts), Heidi Beirich (Southern Poverty Law Center), and Jolyon Howorth (Yale).

Sep 2, 2016 - 5:00 PM
E-15: MIT List Visual...  
Aug 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

The MIT community is invited to visit the List for a celebration of the arts on campus. Enjoy delicious down-home soul food, make some art, and take a guided tour of the 2016 Student Loan Art Program Exhibition. Kick off the academic year by choosing an artwork to borrow from the Lists collection, and learn about other arts resources available on campus.
Dont miss an exhibition of student work from the ACT! Then, dance the night away with other arts enthusiasts.

Oct 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM
E-15: MIT List Visual...  
Aug 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join us for the opening of Written in Smoke and Fire an exciting new exhibtition featuring the work of Edgar Arceneaux. Edgar Arceneaux???s work in installation, sculpture, drawing, photography, and video, draws inspiration from a wide-ranging set of sources: American history, astronomy, science-fiction, architecture, music, and movies. His solo exhibition at the List Center presents three major, interlocking projects that reflect on history and remembrance, and consider how specific national, cultural narratives change over time.

Aug 30, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Aug 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join the List for the opening of the 2016 Student Loan Art Program and exhibition and lottery and start the fall semester off with a bang. A List staff member will lead a guided tour of the nearly 600 original works of art available on loan to MIT students this year. Get a head start exploring the collection and picking out your favorite works!

While only MIT students can borrow artworks, the exhibition and tour are free and open to the public.

Sep 11, 2016 - 11:00 AM
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Aug 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join us for a special closing reception for the Student Loan Art Program by taking a last look at the nearly 600 works of art in this special exhibition, and enjoy a light brunch and refreshments in our atrium. Then, take a guided tour of the exhibition to discover a few highlights from this beloved collection before artworks are distributed to their new homes.

Although only MIT students can borrow art, the Student Loan Art Program exhibition is free and open to the public.

Aug 28, 2016 - 2:00 PM
E-15: MIT List Visual...  
Aug 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Dive into public art this summer at MIT.

Examine the ways artists like Matthew Ritchie and Frank Stella have reconsidered MITs campus as their canvas. From ceilings to floors to immersive installations, interiors and in-between spaces across the Institute provide rich (if often overlooked) places for artistic discovery. Say goodbye to summer in style by thinking outside the gallery!

Sep 10, 2016 - 3:00 PM
E-15: MIT List Visual...  
Aug 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Time is running out to pick your favorite Student Loan artworks, but were here to help. Join a member of the List staff for a guided tour of the Student Loan Art Program exhibition and lottery and take a look at the over 600 original works of art available on loan to MIT students. The exhibition and lottery will close on September 11, so get your picks in while you can!

While only MIT students can borrow artworks, the exhibition and tour are free and open to the public.

Sep 6, 2016 - 5:00 PM
E-15: MIT List Visual...  
Aug 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

List Members and MIT graduate students are invited to celebrate the 2016 Student Loan Art Program exhibition and lottery with a reception featuring food, refreshments, music, and exhibition tours. The icing on the cake: students have the opportunity to enter the SLAP lottery to borrow an artwork from the nearly 600 works on view.

This event is reserved for MIT graduate students, their guests, and Friends and above.

Oct 22, 2016 - 4:00 PM
E-15: Bartos Theater  
Aug 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join us on Saturday, October 22 at 4pm in the Bartos Theatre when we will host a screening of an episode from the forthcoming season of Art21s Art in the Twenty-First Century PBS television series.

Sep 27, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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Aug 08, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

The hopes of the Arab uprisings of 2011 have faded into a nightmarish array of resurgent autocrats, failed states, and civil wars. What went wrong? "The New Arab Wars" highlights the role of regional and global powers, from Saudi Arabia and Iran to the United States. It shows how the interventions by external powers derailed the democratic transition in Egypt and blocked change in other countries. It then explains how those interventions turned Libya, Yemen and Syria into full-scale wars with little prospect in sight for resolution.

Sep 13, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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Aug 08, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Sectarian enmity toward Shiism is a constant in Saudi history. It goes back to Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab's attack on all forms of idolatry. Today's anti-Shiite discourse blends classic Wahhabi doctrine with contemporary political concepts in ways that cast Shiism as a threat to national unity. The new discourse developed in the 1980s in response to the Iranian revolution and Shiite activism at home. Since then, Al Saud have alternately mobilized and curtailed anti-Shiite narratives according to political calculations.

Apr 27, 2017 - 4:30 PM
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Aug 01, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

A session of the Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration.

Oct 18, 2016 - 6:00 PM
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Jul 18, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Leaders in the Real Estate Industry

Oct 4, 2016 - 6:00 PM
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Jul 18, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Leaders in the Real Estate Industry

May 19, 2017 - 8:00 AM
E14-6th floor  
Jul 18, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Global Leaders. Global Network. Global Intelligence.
2 days of Real Estate Industry Leaders taking about issues facing the market, and how each country is different and what their similarities are.

Sep 27, 2016 - 6:00 PM
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Jul 18, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Leaders in the Real Estate Industry

May 18, 2017 - 8:00 AM
E14-6th floor  
Jul 18, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Global Leaders. Global Network. Global Intelligence.
2 days of Real Estate Industry Leaders taking about issues facing the market, and how each country is different and what their similarities are.

Sep 20, 2016 - 6:00 PM
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Jul 18, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Leaders in the Real Estate Industry

Nov 1, 2016 - 6:00 PM
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Jul 18, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Leaders in the Real Estate Industry

Sep 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM
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Leaders in the Real Estate Industry

Oct 17, 2016 - 6:00 PM
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Jul 18, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join us on October 17th, 2016!
Come meet faculty, students, and alums and learn about our MSRED program.

Jul 14, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT–Tsinghua collaboration grapples with urban issues in China.

This winter, China released its 13th “Five-Year Plan,” a socioeconomic blueprint for designing the country’s future. Alongside measures to improve per capita income, life expectancy, air and water quality, innovation, and other initiatives to build a healthier and more prosperous society, the plan also calls for “new-type urbanization.”

Jul 11, 2016. Posted by Tom Gearty

Students and faculty from SA+P, MISTI teaching, working, and learning across Greater China

This summer, MIT professors, students, and staff are traveling across China to teach, learn from, and work with Chinese counterparts on a variety of projects. Numerous teams are associated with the MIT School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) and the MIT International Science and Technology Initiative (MISTI).

Jul 7, 2016 - 8:00 PM
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Jul 01, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join WMBR and the List Visual Arts Center for Ampersand, Ampersand, a collaborative concert series that showcases contemporary music in Bartos Theater on MIT's campus.

Jul 31, 2016 - 2:00 PM
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Jun 15, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Dive into Public Art this summer at MIT.

Join List staff on a public art tour that entangles nature, biology, and artists! From James Melcherts ceramic mural inspired by the behind-the-scenes processes in the Koch Biology Building, to Cai Guo-Qiangs use of living Black Pine trees in front of the Sloan School, public art at MIT interacts with nature in a variety of ways. Discover four public artworks across MITs campus that bring out your inner naturalist.

Jul 7, 2016 - 8:00 PM
E-15: Bartos Theater  
Jun 15, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join us for a beautiful summer edition of the Ampersand series with Peals and Tuxis Giant!

Peals is a collaboration between William Cashion and Bruce Willen, bassists for Future Islands and Double Dagger - two of Baltimores most energetic live bands. With Peals, the duo creates intimate instrumental music, shifting inward the energy of their other groups towards immersive and introspective performances.

Jun 26, 2016 - 2:00 PM
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Jun 15, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Dive into Public Art this summer at MIT.

Nothing says summer like a Bather or a Reclining Figure! Join a lively tour of MITs public art collection to discover the different ways in which artists have used bronze sculpture to explore the human figure. What influences have shaped the ways that figures are represented? How is a five thousand-year-old medium still evolving? Join us to find out!

Sep 29, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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May 24, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

This will explore the geopolitical implications of the thawing Arctic. The speakers will discuss what is at stake as trade routes and mineral deposits open up due to Climate Change. The changing landscape in the Arctic opens up tremendous potential, but also the possibility of geopolitical conflict among the littoral states. We will ask our speakers to address the following topics, among others: What should be the new international regime governing Arctic exploration and passage? What are US and Russian objectives in the Arctic?

Oct 27, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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May 23, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Lecture and discussion with Rafia Zakaria J.D
Columnist DAWN Pakistan
Author of "The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan" (Beacon 2015)
"Veil" (Bloomsbury 2017)
Pakistan Country Specialist AIUSA

More information will be available soon.

May 23, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Funding supports the development of a “virtual museum” from an archive of experimental works.

May 25, 2016 - 6:30 PM
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May 09, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

This is a monthly event hosted by women graduate students of the MIT Media Lab, through generous funding of the Graduate Student Life Grant program.

Join us for food, wine, and friends! We'll discuss key themes from the PhD student retreat and explore ways to improve culture and diversity with the rest of the student body.

May 6, 2016 - 3:00 PM
Building 43 Parking Lo...  
May 05, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

You are invited to help launch the Affirmative Art Tour!

Affirmative Art is a powerful tool to identify what's in our heart and empower our purpose in life.

Join us to learn more about the concept and help paint the Dream Machine that will bring us across 21 cities in the US to engage as many people as possible to empower dreams.

May 4, 2016 - 11:00 AM
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May 03, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

On May 4th, 2016 the students of the Kinetic Speakers and Experimental Sound Creation course will present a dynamic lecture and performance. This unique event will provide insight into the class and highlight the wide range of material learned throughout the semester. This includes listening experiments, solo and group sound works, speaker objects, text and video presentations.

Apr 29, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT has named its Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) in honor of Norman B. Leventhal '38, a visionary developer and philanthropist at the center of Boston’s postwar revival. A life member emeritus of the MIT Corporation who died last year, Mr. Leventhal was a vital member of the MIT community for three-quarters of a century.

The center was officially named the Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism today at a signing ceremony attended by Alan and Sherry Leventhal and other members of Norman Leventhal’s extended family.

May 6, 2016 - 12:30 PM
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Apr 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Great changes have taken place in China's housing market in the last three years. The housing market has shifted from being undersupplied, to having equilibrium of supply and demand with regional oversupply. From a mid- to long-term perspective, the housing market in developed countries reveals important differences and insights as development stages shift. According to trends in the housing market of typical economies, China's housing market is entering a new era and will face many new challenges.

Apr 27, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

A number of SA+P professors and researchers are offering short courses and digital programs through MIT Professional Education.

Learn more about SA+P faculty-led courses which include:

Advances in Imaging
Ramesh Raskar, Camera Culture, Media Lab

Apr 27, 2016 - 5:00 PM
Whitehead Institute Ca...  
Apr 25, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

We are honored to have a keynote presentation from Associate Provost Philip Khoury, on ????????????From the Arab Spring to ISIS: Which Way the Middle East?????????????

We will begin with presentations under the North Africa theme that include:
* Abdelkrim Doufene, MIT Post-doc, ????????????Innovation dynamics and entrepreneurial opportunities in North Africa - Insights on Algeria'
* Islam Hussein, MIT Research Scientist, "MISTI Adventures in Egypt????????????

Jun 9, 2016 - 5:30 PM
E51-115: Wong Auditori...  
Apr 20, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Based on the international bestselling novel by Patricia McCormick, and inspired by true accounts, SOLD tells the story of 13 year-old Lakshmi, who is trafficked from her peaceful, rural village in Nepal to work in a brothel called Happiness House in Kolkata, India. Through one extraordinary girl's story, SOLD gives voice to the millions of children around the world who disappear every year. Globally the average age of a trafficked girl is thirteen, the same age as Lakshmi in the film.

May 10, 2016 - 12:30 PM
9-450: Samuel Tak Lee...  
Apr 15, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Joel Ngugi is currently Judge in the High Court of Kenya. His research interests include the role of law in economic development, the role of governments in market regulation and wealth allocation, and legal reforms in transition and developing economies. Professor Ngugi practiced law with the Boston law firm of Foley Hoag, LLP, as a corporate and international litigation associate. At Harvard University, he was one of two recipients of the John Gallup Laylin Prize in International Law in 2002. Material from his webpage at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

May 5, 2016 - 5:30 PM
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Apr 12, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Film screening of Nosotros Los Nobles/The Noble Family

Three spoiled children who are cut off from their family fortune and forced to do the unthinkable - get a job.

Discussion by Dr. Joaquin Terrones, MIT lecturer

May 12, 2016 - 8:00 PM
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Apr 07, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join WMBR and the List Visual Arts Center for Ampersand, Ampersand, a collaborative concert series that showcases contemporary music in Bartos Theater on MIT's campus.

May 10, 2016 - 6:00 PM
North Court  
Apr 07, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join MIT List Visual Arts Center staff for a mindful, artful workshop that aims to reduce stress by looking, discussing, and sketching. Take a moment for self-care and join in this study break to spend time in the galleries with museum staff and students. This workshop focuses on Mark Di Suvero's bold, colorful sculpture "Aesop's Fables, II" (2005). Look closely to untangle the active, industrial sculpture, then enjoy guided sketching in the space. All materials for sketching are provided.

About the Workshops

Apr 13, 2016 - 12:30 PM
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Apr 06, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Mr. Zhao Yanjing graduated from Chongqing University and obtained his doctorate from the Planning and Geography School at Cardiff University, United Kingdom. He became the Director of Xiamen Planning Bureau in 2004. Since 1984, Mr. Zhao served at the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design and has acted as the Director of China Academy of Urban Planning and Design Xiamen and as Vice Chief Planner of China Academy of Urban Planning and Design.

Apr 05, 2016. Posted by Darren Bennett

Hot off the presses, the latest publication from SA+P Press showcases over ten years worth of MIT/DUSP studios, practica, and workshops.  In these 128-pages you can read about student work around the country and around the globe – from the neighborhoods of Boston to the streets of Beijing, from Maine to Manila, from the Salton Sea to Singapore.er of print copies as well if you need them.)

May 6, 2016 - 9:30 AM
 
Apr 04, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Hosted by the Displacement Research and Action Network the Workshop will bring together academics, international NGO and community group representatives as well as representatives of international institutions such as World Bank to discuss the State of Hydropower Projects Today.

Apr 04, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

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Apr 22, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Harvard University  
Mar 30, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Room S153, CGIS South
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

This seminar series is co-sponsored by the Watson Institute at Brown University, the MIT Center for International Studies, the Harvard South Asia Institute and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.

Apr 22, 2016 - 8:00 AM
 
Mar 30, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

The Brazil Conference is an initiative of the Brazilian students from Harvard and MIT. In its second edition, the Conference will have renowned international and Brazilian speakers, who will discuss the challenges Brazil currently faces in various areas, as well as possible solutions to some of those issues.

Tickets are available at the Conference's website and will not be sold on the day of the event.

Apr 28, 2016 - 5:15 PM
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Mar 30, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Mandatory training session for students going to Brazil this summer.

Apr 25, 2016 - 5:00 PM
E51: Wong Auditorium  
Mar 30, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

The MISTI Excellence Awards ceremony will honor five students who excelled in their MISTI placements in 2015.

There will be a mandatory MISTI general training/networking event taking place afterwards. Topics include:
- Intercultural communication
- Global competencies and your career
- Workplace professionalism and representing MIT
- Health, Safety, Security and Violence Prevention

Reception to follow at 8pm. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Apr 19, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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Mar 30, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

A session of the Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration.

Apr 20, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Long Lounge  
Mar 30, 2016. Posted by Wolk Admin
Apr 20, 2016 - 5:00 PM
Wolk Gallery  
Mar 30, 2016. Posted by Wolk Admin

"Gothicness" is an exhibition curated for the Wolk Gallery by Brandon Clifford that examines the ubiquitous element of Gothic architecture, the rib. In the tradition of John Ruskin’s analysis of the Gothic, Clifford isolates a series of peculiar moments of transition from functional to rhetorical ribs that hold resonance today - Pierness, Springness, and Vaultness. In doing so, he illuminates the strangeness of Gothic rib details, examining the possibilities, potentials, and peculiar moments that parallel contemporary digital practice.

Apr 4, 2016 - 12:30 PM
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Mar 28, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

About the talk: Our recent experience of urban and social transformation (achieved and ongoing) that has taken place in Medellin Colombia in the last years has allowed us not only to experiment within the different disciplinary core of urbanism, architecture and landscape, but also as a way to create practical tools and scopes to deal with urban and social affairs within politics. Most of this operation has taken place in marginalized neighborhoods, with the objective of making viable a more sustainable mode of performance from a social and physical-environmental perspective.

Mar 29, 2016 - 12:30 PM
9-450: Samuel Tak Lee...  
Mar 23, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Sai Balakrishnan "is an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor in International Development at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, and served as a Postdoctoral Scholar at Columbia Law School's Center on Global Legal Transformations." from her webpage at http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/sai-balakrishnan.html

Mar 31, 2016 - 9:53 AM
MIT Media Lab, 75 Amhe...  
Mar 18, 2016. Posted by Darren Bennett

Future of Suburbia [Conference] is introduced by Eric Bender in Moving Beyond Suburban Legends. The conference is designed to appeal broadly to professionals involved in urban planning and development, and will explore how suburbs and their metropolitan areas may be made more sustainable and livable through better design and planning. The gathering will build on a two-year research effort by CAU, which has sought to go beyond traditional analyses of urban lands

May 19, 2016 - 6:00 PM
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Mar 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join us for the opening of two new exciting exhibitions: Tala Madani: First Light and Villa Design Group. The artists will be at the opening and refreshments will be provided. Come help us welcome and celebrate two new exhibitions in Cambridge. List Projects: Narrative Color will also be open during the reception. Free and open to all although we encourage registration for this event.

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:30 PM
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Mar 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Dr. WANG Shifu is a Fulbright scholar at MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning. He is professor and chair of the Urban Planning Department at South China University of Technology. His research and teaching areas include urbanization studies and urban design, with a primary focus on theories and methods of planning practice. He authored the book "Implementation Oriented Urban Design" (2005). Dr. Wang works as an urban planner and city designer on projects, including different scales of strategy and/or physical planning.

Apr 8, 2016 - 11:00 AM
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Mar 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Welcome to campus, admitted students and families! Did you know that MIT is home to a world-renowned contemporary art gallery and art collection? Discover gems of MITs incredible public art and architecture including major works by Alexander Calder, Frank Gehry, and Sol LeWitt on a guided tour across the Institute. This event is open to all participants in MITs Campus Preview Weekend, no matter your knowledge of art!

Apr 1, 2016 - 8:30 AM
E15-070: Breakout sess...  
Mar 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

The 2016 MIT Scaling Development Ventures conference will feature more than 30 speakers and panelists. Program sessions will include a keynote by Fundamo founder Hannes van Rensburg and guest speaker Ann Mei Change of the US Global Development Lab, vision talks, a student demo-showcase, and 10 breakout sessions.

Mar 30, 2016 - 6:30 PM
E-15: Bartos Theater  
Mar 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Please join the American Academy in Rome and the List Visual Arts Center for a discussion between artist Sarah Oppenheimer (2011 Fellow) and Baroque Art specialist Vernon Hyde Minor (2000 Fellow; 2012 Resident). In a talk moderated by AAR President Mark Robbins (1997 Fellow), Oppenheimer and Minor will discuss the play of form in light, from Baroque architecture to contemporary art.

Mar 28, 2016 - 7:00 PM
E-15: Bartos Theater  
Mar 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Catalyst Conversations is pleased to present a conversation between composer Tod Machover and evolutionary biologist Kevin Esvelt. In a world capable of destroying itself, both speakers are interested in helping our society make big and imperative changes: Machover with his crowd-sourced City Symphonies and Esvelt with Sculpting Evolution, which invents new ways to study and influence the evolution of ecosystems. They ask many questions, among them are these: Can the boundaries of hatred be broken? Can art do this? Can science do this? Can music be a way to radically break down boundaries?

Mar 17, 2016 - 6:30 PM
E-15: Bartos Theater  
Mar 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

The List Visual Arts Center, along with the Graduate Consortium in Womens Studies, the MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology, and the MIT Program in History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art, is pleased to present a screening and reception for the film Regarding Susan Sontag as a part of the 2016 Women Take the Reel Film Festival.

Apr 20, 2016 - 6:00 PM
E-15: MIT List Visual...  
Mar 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join Mareike Bernien for a gallery talk, who will discuss her film Rainbows Gravity and other projects. Rainbows Gravity is a cinematic study of the Agfacolor-Neu colour film stock made in Nazi Germany and is featured in the exhibition List Projects: Narrative Colour.

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:00 PM
Kresge Auditorium, 48...  
Mar 15, 2016. Posted by Darren Bennett

College campuses have long played a vital role in our society: as educators of future generations, incubators for innovation and economic development, and partners with the communities we serve.

SA+P invites you to join leaders in campus design and educational innovation at Then, Now, Next, a symposium on the future of college campuses. Academic and industry partners will share ideas on the past, present, and future, as well as explore MIT’s role as an innovative campus.

Apr 13, 2016 - 12:00 PM
 
Jan 11, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Apr 14, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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Jan 04, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

About the Speakers:
Jay Aronson is founding director of the Center for Human Rights Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He also is associate professor of science, technology, and society in the Department of History. He focuses on the interactions of science, technology, law, and human rights.

Christopher McNaboe, from The Carter Center's Conflict Resolution Program, developed what is now the Syria Conflict Mapping project. He primarily works on Syria-related initiatives, but occasionally assists with other peace program activities.

Apr 7, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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Dec 10, 2015. Posted by Site Admin

Panel discussion on Bitcoin and the global economy.

Speakers Include:

Michael Casey
Senior Advisor, Digital Currency Initiative,
MIT Media Lab
Former journalist, The Wall Street Journal
Co-author: "The Age of Cryptocurrency
How Bitcoin & Digital Money are
Challenging the Global Economic Order"

Cristina Dolan
Head, Marketing and Content and
Communications Products;
Initiative Lead, BlockChain
TradingScreen
Internet Pioneer and
MIT Media Lab Alumna

May 2, 2016 - 3:00 PM
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Sep 21, 2015. Posted by Site Admin

Focus On Russia lecture series