SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of Mar. 19

The Dermal Abyss: When Tattoos meet Biotechnology honored at SXSW
Congrats to Media Lab alumnae Katia Vega PD ’15 and Xin Liu SM ’17 (MAS), whose project DermalAbyss won the "SciFi No Longer” award at SXSW, honoring the coolest scientific achievement or discovery that before 2017 was only possible in science fiction.

The DUSP Fund for Excellence in Public Service
DUSP has launched a new crowdfunding campaign to support the Excellence in Public Service Awards that recognize outstanding public service achievements by program graduates. These awards aim to encourage and inspire the pursuit of public service careers, providing a financial award of up to $10,000 to offset debt incurred by pursuing their graduate degree at MIT. Learn more about the campaign and watch a video from alumni recipients

Impact Award for Media Lab work at 2018 Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
"A model of textual affect sensing using real-world knowledge," a 2003 paper by Fluid Interfaces alum Hugo Liu '01, MNG '02, PD '06 (Arch), PhD '06 (MAS) and former Media Lab PIs Henry Lieberman and Ted Selker, received the Impact Award at the 2018 Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) in Tokyo, Japan. Learn more.

Thailand Biennale Krabi 2018
ACT alumnus Toshihiro Komatsu SMVisS '99 is participating in the Thailand Biennale 2018, an international contemporary art exhibition initiated by the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture, Thailand. Learn more.

Scrolling, Rickrolling, and trolling
Virginia Heffernan reflects on the evolution of online deception and harassment, referencing work from Media Lab alumna Judith Donath SM '86 (Arch, MAS), PhD '97 (MAS) and the Social Machines research group. WIRED.