SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of Jan. 22

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.

5 ways women in tech can take action in 2018
Following the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, Media Lab alumna Rana el Kaliouby PD ’06, CEO of spinoff Affectiva, reflects on specific action items for progress. Inc.

New research papers on sustainable city development efforts in Malaysia
Thirty-four research papers on sustainable city development efforts in Malaysia have been published under MIT and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s (UTM) Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program (MSCP), co-directed by DUSP alumnus Larry Susskind MCP '70, PhD '73. Malaysian Digest.

It’s time to get ready for augmented reality
Media Lab alum Matt Adcock SM ’07 (MAS) explores the present and future of AR, from applications for gaming and manufacturing to virtual interfaces like Reality Editor. The Conversation.

SA+P alumni among Boston’s fresh faces and bold new ideas
Biobot Labs is #11 on the list of 19. An alum of the MIT DesignX inaugural cohort, Biobot makes a robot that analyzes sewer waste, helping to pinpoint communities most affected by the opioid crisis — and therefore, most in need of resources. The Boston Globe.

How to network at conferences
Media Lab alum Ben Waber PhD ’11 (MAS), CEO of Humanyze, offers ideas for creating serendipity in constrained environments. Quartz.

Case Study: Public Art Nanny Hotline
ACT alumna Marisa Jahn SM ’07 transforms the cell phone into a tool for popular education to inform domestic workers about their rights. Beautiful Trouble

Connecting Kindergartners and Coding without a Screen in the World of Unstructured Play
Media Lab alumna Marina Bers SM ’97, PhD ’01 (MAS) talks about KIBO, a robot designed to connect kindergarteners with coding through offscreen, unstructured play. Scientific American.

Our country deserves your respect, not your pity
In an op-ed, Haiti's Ambassador to the U.S. Paul Altidor SPURS Fellow, MCP ’04 responds to a public spat between two major American institutions, the White House and The New York Times, over some comments the president allegedly made regarding Haitians and the AIDS epidemic. The New York Times

Artist profile: Ryan Kuo
In a recent profile for Rhizome, a venue for artists working with digital technologies and the internet, ACT alum Ryan Kuo SM ’14 describes his working methodology and elaborates on the conceptual parameters underpinning a group of his recent projects. 

How death got cool
ACT alumna Jae Rhim Lee SM ’06 is featured in a roundup of death trends for her mushroom burial suit. The Guardian.

MP Boston and MIT professors announce unique partnership to create next generation of American urban development in Boston.
Architecture alum Prof John Fernandez ’85, Head of Environmental Solutions initiative, and Media Lab alum, Prof Joe Paradiso PhD ’81 have been working with the MP Boston team to rethink how cutting-edge urban research, architecture, design, technology, sustainability and engineering are executed against the human paradigms of productivity, wellness and social engagement, with the ultimate goal of creating the next level of the human urban experience. Learn more.

Dialectic V
AKPIA alumna Shundana Yusaf SMarchS ’01, an Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Theory at the University of Utah, served as co-editor for the latest edition of the journal of the University of Utah College of Architecture and Planning, focusing on the figure of verncacular in architectural imagination. Learn more.