SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of Sep. 18

Unplug and play: Kim Smith’s Learning Beautiful
Learning Beautiful from DesignX member Kim Smith SM ’17 (MAS) creates beautiful wooden toys to teach children the basics of coding. Quartz.

Ani Liu’s reflections on leaving the Lab
Ani Liu SM ’17 (MAS) recounts how her two years at the MIT Media Lab changed her perspective as a student and her perspective of her art in the world. Medium.

Iraqi food for thought: Michael Rakowitz's Backstroke of the West
As his first career retrospective in the US opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Michael Rakowitz SMVisS ’98 (ACT) talks about how he uses art to overcome prejudice. The National.

Ann Lui to co-curate the U.S. Pavilion of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale
For the upcoming biennial, Ann Lui SMArchS ’15 (HTC) and her co-curators aim to “to present the United States as a site for critical research and practice in architecture” through their theme, “Dimensions of Citizenship.” The Architect's Newspaper.

Global data collection and the future of indoor urban farming
Media Lab’s Open Agriculture Initiative Director Caleb Harper MArch ’14 talks to The Splendid Table about data and urban farms. Splendid Table.