SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of September 3

DUSP alumna named Boston's new Chief Of Arts And Culture
Kara Elliott-Ortega MCP '15 has been appointed Chief of Arts and Culture for the City of Boston. Elliott-Ortega sees the arts as integral to the broader goal of community development and brings this perspective to her role supporting the creation—and creators—of theater, dance, and visual art in Boston, including public art. Learn more on WBUR and in the Boston Globe.

AI-Generated Art just got its first mainstream gallery show
"Gradient Descent," a new exhibition that brings together projects by artists made together with artificial intelligence, features work from Media Lab alum Harshit Agrawal SM '16. On view through September 15, 2018, at Nature Morte in New Delhi, India. Artnet.

Property vs proptech
With thousands of new proptech companies competing to solve the real estate sector’s problems, both existing and imagined, how do you cut through the hype? Speaking at EY’s ‘Investing in the future of real estate’ conference in London, DUSP and CRE alum Steve Weikal MCP '08, SM '08 discusses the "overhyping" of proptech start-ups. Learn more.

Increasing VR creativity
Media Lab alum Michael Naimark reflects on lessons learned teaching VR/AR fundamentals at NYU Shanghai. Medium.

Satellite hacks threaten critical infrastructure
Are satellites a weak link for critical urban infrastructure? In a recent report for the Harvard Kennedy School, DUSP alum Greg Falco PhD '18 challenges us to include the underlying systems that enable functionality for critical infrastructure like electrical grids, water networks, and transportation infrastructure. Learn more

Inclusive AI can be both good and bad, says the Poet of Code
Through her work, computer scientist and digital activist Joy Buolamwini SM ’17 (MAS), the “Poet of Code” is working to bridge the divide between the tech we integrate into our lives and the policymakers installed to protect us. Design Indaba

Wearable tech and emotional computing
On “You’re the Expert,” comedians Comedians Ken Reid, Josh Sharp, and Fareeha Khan try to figure out just what it is that the Media Lab’s Rosalind Picard SM '86, SCD '91 works on, and then learn about affective computing.