SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of Jan. 29

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.

Jump Start Your Job Search
Janey Bishoff MCP ’79 chief executive officer of Bishoff Communications LLC, a public relations firm based in Needham, Mass., offers career advice. Bishoff’s firm specializes in crisis communications, planning, risk assessment, and reputation management. BU today.

Yihyun Lim MArch ’14 is now director of the MIT Design Lab
Read an interview from the fall to learn about her work. The Editorial.

Bots that talk more like people
Giant Otter Technologies from Media Lab alum Jeff Orkin SM '07, PhD '13 has developed a platform that helps chatbots expertly navigate human conversations. MIT News.

Exhibiting science
Through a new class, ACT alum Seth Riskin SM ’89 explores the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) extraordinary history of transforming technologies into artistic media and reimagining art in technological society. Riskin has also curated an exhibition celebrating the 50 year legacy of the CAVS for the MIT Museum. An historical overview through selected works by CAVS research fellows, students and professors, the exhibition opens February 15.      

MIT Uses Algorithms to Find the World’s Greenest Cities
Spearheaded by Newsha Ghaeli, former research associate in the MIT Senseable City Lab, Treepedia is an interactive, map-based platform that measures tree canopy coverage in cities around the globe. Architectural Digest.

Translated Utopia wins Jacques Rougerie Foundation award
Architecture and DUSP alumna Lizzie Yarina  MArch '16, MCP '16 won the “Architecture Sea Level Rise" prize with a proposal based on her Fulbright research. Learn more about the project

Building a supply chain for ethical jewelry
With Soko, Architecture alumna Ella Peinovich SMArchS ’12 helps to provide opportunity and income for 1,500 marginalized artists in East Africa. Slice of MIT.

What is blockchain's potential impact on CRE?
MIT Center for Real Estate alum Avi Spielman MCP '16 weighs in on the impact of new blockchain technology on commercial real estate.

Jennifer Allora SM ’03 at Fundació Antoni Tàpies
The first solo retrospective in Spain of ACT alumna Jennifer Allora’s joint practice with Guillermo Calzadilla opens February 4, 2018. e-flux

The Incubator: MIT DesignX Steers Architecture Students Toward Startups
MIT DesignX, led by SA+P alumni Prof. Dennis Frenchman MAA '76, MCP '76 and Gilad Rosenzweig MCP '13 wants to encourage more entrepreneurship in architecture by educating and funding SA+P student-led startups. Architect Magazine.