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January 2017

IAP 2017: Individual Consultations at the Writing and Communication Center

Monday, January 9 - Friday, January 27
Writing and Communication Center (MIT Building E18, Room 233), 50 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Independent Activities Period

The Writing and Communication Center is open throughout IAP. You must be registered with our online scheduler: https://mit.mywconline.com.

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IAP 2017: MIT Writers’ Group

Monday, January 9 - Monday, January 30
MIT Building 66, Room 148, 25 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Independent Activities Period

Join other MIT writers to get advice about your own writing, to be a reader of other writers' work, and/or to get inspiration to write something.

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Interactive Fiction Readings

Wednesday, January 11 - Wednesday, February 1
MIT Building 14E, Room 310, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Independent Activities Period

We will get together to play one interactive game each week during Independent Activities Period.

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What Playfulness Can Change

Thursday, January 12 - Thursday, January 26
To Be Determined,
Independent Activities Period

Exploring playfulness and its business applications. Three workshops on January 12, 19, and 26.

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IAP 2017: “Wikipedia 101: How to be a media literate citizen”

Tuesday, January 17 - Friday, January 20
MIT Building 4, Room 251, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Independent Activities Period

Cultivate a greater understanding of how to evaluate a range of sources, from the popular news media, to institutional archives, to peer reviewed journals.

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IAP 2017: Women in Politics Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Thursday, January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MIT Building 4, Room 251, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Independent Activities Period

Co-sponsored by MIT Libraries and CMS/W.

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IAP 2017: CantoVerso Workshop, Reading, and Book Launch

Thursday, January 19 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building 14, Room 233, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Independent Activities Period

A digital literature workshop, reading, and book launch in English and Spanish

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IAP 2017: Global Game Jam

Friday, January 20 - Sunday, January 22
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 123, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Global Game Jam 2016 logo

"Come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games."

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“Hands On” Workshop and Demo

Thursday, January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MIT Building 4, Room 145, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Independent Activities Period

Learn how to draw the hand and why you couldn’t do it before.

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February 2017

Authoritarian and Democratic Data Science in an Experimenting Society

Thursday, February 16 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Nathan Matias photo

MIT's Nathan Matias asks, how will the role of data science in democracy be transformed as software expands the public's ability to conduct our own experiments at scale?

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Race and Racism in the 2016 Presidential Election

Thursday, February 23 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 3, Room 270, 33 Massachusetts Ave (Rear)
Cambridge, MA 02319 United States
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Photo of Jamelle Bouie

Slate's Jamelle Bouie on how race and ethnicity framed the election and how journalists and content creators can improve coverage of these issues moving forward.

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March 2017

Desktop Reveries: Hand, Software, and the Space of Japanese Artist Animation

Thursday, March 2 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Paul Roquet

Seeking to unravel the analytical split between the "drawn" and the "digital" in animation and media studies more broadly, Paul Roquet’s project moves back and forth between two desktops: the hard surface of the drawing table and the pixelated surface of the screen.

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Sexual Harassment and Gender Equity in Science

Thursday, March 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Building 3, Room 270, 33 Massachusetts Ave (Rear)
Cambridge, MA 02319 United States
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Azeen Ghorayshi, MIT astronomer Sarah Ballard, and Harvard history of science professor Evelynn M. Hammonds discuss barriers to gender equality in the sciences and steps to over come them.

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