SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of January 14

“Fire and Light: Otto Piene in Groton, 1983–2014”
A new exhibition at the Fitchburg Art Museum will feature works by Otto Piene, former fellow and director of the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies. On view February 9–June 2, 2019, “Fire and Light” will showcase Piene’s primary threads of production since the mid-1980s, including fire painting, Light Ballets, and tempera gouaches. Learn more

Algorithmic Justice
On The Open Mind, MIT Media Lab PhD candidate Joy Buolamwini SM ’17 (MAS), founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, talks about facial recognition bias and ethical standards for Artificial Intelligence technology. Thirteen

Could Nanofarms really transform agriculture?
NOVA digs into the promise and challenges of indoor farming at including work from the Media Lab’s Open Agriculture Initiative and its founder, Architecture alum Caleb Harper MArch ’14. PBS.

Architecture alum supports student solar energy projects
Joel H. Goodman MArch’68, sponsored two Building Interior Evacuated Tubes and Reflectors (BIETR) undergrad team senior engineering design semester solar energy projects at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville: a civil engineering structures project for a 24 x60 ft plan BIETR test facility for long collector tubes, tall CPCs, and large tracking east and west reflector wings; and a BIETR-Air test stand using six solar cooker tubes mechanical engineering project. Learn more about his work and research