SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of January 7

How are cities addressing the refugee crisis?
A new report, "Urban Refuge: How cities are building inclusive communities," released by the International Rescue Committee and co-authored by DUSP alumna Jessica Wolff MCP '18, examines how cities worldwide support displaced persons. Learn more.

Debunking the Princess Leia lie
Media Lab alum Daniel Smalley '05, MNG '06, SM '08 (MAS), PhD '13 (MAS), explains how pop culture has influenced his work on holographic and volumetric display technologies. Slice of MIT.  

Industry influencers chime in
Alum Steve Weikal MCP '08, SM '08, Head of Industry Relations at CRE, has been named an Industry Influencer by Building Engines.  Read their 2018 trend report.

“Vision of Television: Early Experimental Artists TV Broadcasts”
A new exhibition features works by Otto Piene, former director of the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies, and Aldo Tambellini. On view at Emerson Urban Arts: Media Gallery through January 19, 2019. Learn more.

Think playgrounds, not playpens
Media Lab alumna Marina Bers discusses her latest book, “Coding as a Playground,” and recommends a "playgrounds over playpens" approach to buying tech toys for kids. The Conversation.