Press Clips

Our faculty, students and researchers are constantly creating and producing innovative work, which is often featured in publications and websites across the globe. Here is a selection of recent headlines.

Observer
Jul 2015

Korean-born artist Anicka Yi, 44, seeks to conjure this sort of visceral experience with her artworks. Her materials? Oh, bacteria, honey, and snails injected with oxytocin (it “rouses” them). Her olfactory art installation, 7,070,430K of Digital Spit, is currently on display at Kunsthalle Basel gallery in Basel, Switzerland.

CoLab Radio
Jul 2015

Los Angeles is a sprawling city that is constantly in flux. The daily rhythms of rush hour traffic dominate most of the auditory space within the city and the phenomenon of gentrification works it’s way through the city, always changing and re-imagining. York Boulevard, located in the Highland Park neighborhood in North East Los Angeles is one site where these transformations are most apparent.

MIT News
Jul 2015

Following recent community meetings to provide the campus and broader Cambridge communities with an update on MIT’s Kendall Square Initiative, the Institute has triggered the next phase of the review process by filing its Project Review and Planned Unit Development special permit applications with the Cambridge Planning Board.

Civic Design Lab
Jul 2015

Pollution Through China’s Own Lens is a web-based application that exposes how the Chinese public responds to pollution by visualizing posts made on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter. The results illustrate that pollution is widespread. The pictures of the Chinese landscape immersed in the environment show how it might feel to be on ground in some China’s most polluted cities. Visitors to the application view social media postings through categorical filters generated from Weibo hashtags about pollution. The map interface allows user to observe spatial trends in the pollution posts.

MIT News
Jul 2015

In recent years, the “tiny house” movement has picked up speed in the U.S. Most often, the advocates of the small homes promote them as a lifestyle choice for those seeking to save money, reduce possessions, or otherwise simplify their lives.

Slice of MIT
Jul 2015

Marie Law Adams MArch ’06 is having a spectacular year. Her firm, Landing Studio, is one of six recipients of the 2015 Architectural League Young Architects and Designers Award. The group is also one of four winners of the 2015 Design Biennial Boston and their project, Marginal, a new pier field made of material salvaged from the Boston Harbor, is on view at the Rose Kennedy Greenway through September 25.

Wallpaper
Jul 2015

Just a little over a decade ago, the downtown area of Phoenix, Arizona was not unlike the desert in which the city is located: largely desolate and assaultingly hot. Over the last few years, though, the area has undergone a revitalisation. The temperature hasn’t let up, of course, but with a new set of galleries and restaurants, an expanded residential market and real estate activity from the state’s top university, downtown Phoenix has become a more vibrant place to live and visit.

TIME Magazine
Jul 2015

For the last four years, a town in southern Spain has been conducting a remarkable experiment in civic life. Jun (pronounced “hoon”) has been using Twitter as its principal medium for citizen-government communication. Leading the effort is Jun’s Mayor, José Antonio Rodríguez Salas, a passionate believer in the power of technology to solve problems and move society forward.

Architecture and Design
Jul 2015

The USA’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have prototyped a new type of brick made from recycled industrial waste that promises to mediate some of the negative environmental impacts associated with clay-fire brick production. For centuries, the clay fired brick has been the most popular building material in India due to its local availability and low cost, however the environmental impacts of its production continues to raise concerns.

Business Insider
Jul 2015

Engineers have a world of creation at their fingertips: If they can dream it, they can build it (science permitting).

We recently published a list of 50 groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world, and several of the scientists who made that list specialize in tech and engineering.