SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of Nov. 6

Inside Silicon Valley's new non-religion
MIT Media Lab alum Mikey Siegel SM ’09 (MAS) is bringing engineering to enlightenment through Silicon Valley's consciousness-hacking movement. Wired.

The Battle of Fort Reno
Editor of Washington City Paper Alexa Mills (MCP '08) recently published a piece by Neil Flanagan detailing the little known saga of 'Reno City,' and how a plan for a park was used to displace a thriving African-American community out of Fort Reno in Washington D.C.

Good design for a bad world
Media Lab Spinoff Graviky Labs from Media Lab alumni Anirudh Sharma SM ’14 and Austin Lee SM ’13, has collaborated with Kelly Gijsen to create scarves printed with ink extracted from auto emissions. Dezeen

How Safer Streets Can Thwart Terrorists
DUSP PhD candidate Yonah Freemark MCP ’13 explains how the defective design of urban transportation infrastructure amplifies the impact of vehicular ramming attacks, suggesting that by redesigning our streets, we can protect pedestrians and cyclists from both careless drivers and malicious ones. The New York Times.

Attending Limits: The Constitution and Upkeep of the US–Mexico Border
An exhibition from Architecture alum Nathan Friedman SMArchS ’15 presents the international boundary between the U.S. and Mexico through a history of its material artifacts and the modes of representation they have motivated. Through the display of original text, animation, photographs, scale models, and maps, the exhibition theoretically frames an evolution of the US–Mexico border from single line to geopolitical territory. The project is supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Exhibition details at WUHO gallery