SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of October 15

Hoops, tech, and justice
Polymath and rising NBA star Jaylen Brown discusses innovation, creativity, the intersection of basketball and culture, social justice, reflections on his career ahead, and his interests both on and off the court with Media Lab’s David Sun Kong '01, SM '04, PD '08, PhD '08 and Director’s Fellow Kade Crockford. Learn more and watch video

Accelerating Innovation: DesignX @ MIT
On Tuesday, Oct 23, MITArchA and the MIT Club of NY will host designX at Arup. Learn more and register

Call for applications: DesignX
DesignX, SA+P’s accelerator for innovation in design and the built environment, is accepting applications for its next cohort, starting in January 2019. The program is open to all of MIT, though teams must include at least one co-founder who is a current student, staff or faculty member, or researcher at SA+P. Apply by November 6, 2018.

MIT reshapes itself to shape the future
This week, MIT announced a groundbreaking $1B commitment to the study of computing and AI. A gift of $350 million will establish the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing to serve as a hub focusing on world-changing breakthroughs and their ethical application. MIT News

Civic Arts Series: Marisa Morán Jahn
On October 18, ACT alumna Marisa Morán Jahn SMVisS '07, multimedia #artist, writer, educator, and activist, will present current projects as part of the CMS graduate program Colloquium’s Civic Arts Series. Event details.

MIT professor speaks about “plural urbanism” in urban design
On October 11th, Brent Ryan PhD ’02 discussed how urban design should be defined as plural rather than singular as part of the 2018 Ekdahl Lecture Series at Kansas State University. The collegian

Social robots will become family members in the homes of the future
Media Lab Personal Robots group head Cynthia Breazeal SM '93, SCD '00 looks into the future of humanistic, social robots—beyond Rosie, Skynet, and R2D2. Quartz.

Experiential storytelling with Walt Disney Imagineering
Earlier this month, MAS master’s student Emily Salvador SM ’16 hosted a panel of Disney Imagineers who shared how they integrate experiential storytelling into the creation of theme park attractions, resort hotels, and new forms of interactive play. Learn more and watch video.