SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of Mar. 12

What happens when citizens are empowered to crowdfund their cities?
Jase Wilson MCP '08 is innovating a new approach to investing in municipal bonds through his start-up, Neighborly. Neighborly democratizes and simplifies the investment process, so individual investors can finance critical public projects. OZY.

Creative thinkers birthing new models
Rana el Kaliouby PD ’06 (Arch) and her company, Affectiva, are on a mission to humanize how people and technology interact. AdAge.

Minnesota: a vibrant outpost of architectural Modernism
One of Minnesota’s first works of architectural Modernism  was designed by Architecture alumni Winston Close SM ’35 (Architecture) and Elizabeth Close ’34 MArch ’35. Known as the Lippincott House, a starkly Modern, flat-roofed house, it was located directly across the street from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Willey House. Metropolis Magazine.  

You can’t handle the truth—at least on twitter

Architecture and Media Lab alum Soroush Vosoughi '08, SM '10 (MAS), PD '15 (ARCH), PhD '15 (MAS) recently co-authored a study which shows that false news spreads faster and wider than the truth and humans are to blame. Read about it in Scientific American and in The New York Times.

When Art Takes Bodies, Dead or Alive, in Pursuit of Truth
ACT alumna Jill Magid SMVisS ’00 was among artists grappling with the question of proof in sculpture during a sold-out Nasher Prize Dialogues panel discussion. Magid’s work, The Proposal interpreted barriers to accessing truth as it relates to the archives of the late Mexican architect and Pritzker Prize-winner Luis Barragán. D Magazine.

Biobot Analytics partners with the Town of Cary
BioBot, co-founded by Newsha Ghaeli, a researcher in the MIT Senseable City Lab, as part of the inaugural DesignX cohort has announced a collaboration with Cary, NC, to bring wastewater epidemiology to cities to fight the opioid crisis. The News & Observer.