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January 2019

Writing to Fund Social Action/Social Change/Community Service

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 162, Access Via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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This workshop reviews different types of fundraising writing, such as grant proposals, crowdsourcing approaches and donation appeal letters.

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January 2020

MIT Writers’ Group

Monday, January 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MIT Building E17, Room 136, 40 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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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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Imagining Prototypes: Writing about Design

Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 169, Access Via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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An activity-based writing workshop for anyone who builds anything at MIT and beyond, or who dreams of doing so. The workshop will introduce techniques in writing for designers who rely on written or oral communication to generate interest in a design idea or prototype.

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DJ History and Technology

Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Building E15, Room 335, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Disco flyer background

Join us every Friday afternoon for discotheque history and classic grooves!

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Innovative Language & Poetry

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
MIT Building 4, Room 253, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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A workshop for writers of any skill level who are interested in learning more about poetry or expanding their rhetorical toolkit by using language in more precise, innovative ways.

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Dissertation Workshop

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MIT Building E17, Room 136, 40 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Learn strategies to manage time, meet other writers, and complete your dissertation.

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January 2021

CMS.S60/CMS.S96 Lightning in a Panel: American Comics and the Graphic Novel

Monday, January 11, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map

Lightning in a Panel: American Comics and the Graphic Novel is a one week IAP offering that tackles the American comic book from three distinct and defining perspectives: superheroes and fantasy, crime comics, and the graphic memoir. While the superhero offered an electrifying narrative for comics and ushered its transition from newspaper strips to the comic book, it also seemed to impose a limiting identity upon the medium as a site for “juvenile literature.” How did writers and artists respond…

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CMS.S60/CMS.S96 Lightning in a Panel: American Comics and the Graphic Novel

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map

Lightning in a Panel: American Comics and the Graphic Novel is a one week IAP offering that tackles the American comic book from three distinct and defining perspectives: superheroes and fantasy, crime comics, and the graphic memoir. While the superhero offered an electrifying narrative for comics and ushered its transition from newspaper strips to the comic book, it also seemed to impose a limiting identity upon the medium as a site for “juvenile literature.” How did writers and artists respond…

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CMS.S60/CMS.S96 Lightning in a Panel: American Comics and the Graphic Novel

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map

Lightning in a Panel: American Comics and the Graphic Novel is a one week IAP offering that tackles the American comic book from three distinct and defining perspectives: superheroes and fantasy, crime comics, and the graphic memoir. While the superhero offered an electrifying narrative for comics and ushered its transition from newspaper strips to the comic book, it also seemed to impose a limiting identity upon the medium as a site for “juvenile literature.” How did writers and artists respond…

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CMS.S60/CMS.S96 Lightning in a Panel: American Comics and the Graphic Novel

Thursday, January 14, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map

Lightning in a Panel: American Comics and the Graphic Novel is a one week IAP offering that tackles the American comic book from three distinct and defining perspectives: superheroes and fantasy, crime comics, and the graphic memoir. While the superhero offered an electrifying narrative for comics and ushered its transition from newspaper strips to the comic book, it also seemed to impose a limiting identity upon the medium as a site for “juvenile literature.” How did writers and artists respond…

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CMS.S60/CMS.S96 Lightning in a Panel: American Comics and the Graphic Novel

Friday, January 15, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map

Lightning in a Panel: American Comics and the Graphic Novel is a one week IAP offering that tackles the American comic book from three distinct and defining perspectives: superheroes and fantasy, crime comics, and the graphic memoir. While the superhero offered an electrifying narrative for comics and ushered its transition from newspaper strips to the comic book, it also seemed to impose a limiting identity upon the medium as a site for “juvenile literature.” How did writers and artists respond…

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January 2022

Three different digital drawings as panels

Exploring COVID and Comics (Non-credit Activity)

Thursday, January 13, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Description How can a mix of words with pictures crack open new ways to understand the Covid pandemic? For two years, our bodies have been immersed in a blind, planetary-scale battle with nature’s most ruthless, efficient manifestation: the virus, a mindless mutagenic that has confounded humankind’s ability to collectively rally and oppose. As we struggle to find new ways to communicate about the toll and tragedy of this pandemic, can the comics form offer a transformative new way to understand…

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Three different digital drawings as panels

Exploring COVID and Comics (Non-credit Activity)

Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Description How can a mix of words with pictures crack open new ways to understand the Covid pandemic? For two years, our bodies have been immersed in a blind, planetary-scale battle with nature’s most ruthless, efficient manifestation: the virus, a mindless mutagenic that has confounded humankind’s ability to collectively rally and oppose. As we struggle to find new ways to communicate about the toll and tragedy of this pandemic, can the comics form offer a transformative new way to understand…

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American Perceptions of Climate Change

Thursday, January 27, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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"Over 50% of Americans are worried about climate change – but why is the rest of the country not?"

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American Perceptions of Climate Change

Friday, January 28, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Independent Activities Period

"Over 50% of Americans are worried about climate change – but why is the rest of the country not?"

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January 2023

CMS.S60 Watching the Watchmen: Superheroes in Comics and Television

Thursday, January 12, 2023 - Friday, January 20, 2023
MIT Building 2, Room 105, 182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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January 2024

MIT in 3:00 >> IAP Guerrilla Filmmaking Workshop

Tuesday, January 9 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Interested in submitting a short video for the "MIT in 3:00" competition, but want to learn more about DIY cinematography? Join MIT CAST Visiting Artist / Visiting Scholar Alberto Angelini (pka Albert Figurt) for a 2-session workshop about the art & craft of guerrilla filmmaking!

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MIT in 3:00 >> IAP Guerrilla Filmmaking Workshop

Thursday, January 11 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Building E38, 3rd Floor, 292 Main Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 United States
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Interested in submitting a short video for the "MIT in 3:00" competition, but want to learn more about DIY cinematography? Join MIT CAST Visiting Artist / Visiting Scholar Alberto Angelini (pka Albert Figurt) for a 2-session workshop about the art & craft of guerrilla filmmaking!

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Constructive Dialogue: Taming Conflict, Sparking Connection

Friday, January 12 - Friday, February 2
Closeup of MIT campus model

“Using material from the Constructive Dialogue Institute and elsewhere, we will 'explore the inner workings of the mind to uncover why disagreements happen and why it can be so difficult to change people's minds. Then learn – and practice – five proven skills for constructive dialogue.'”

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MIT Game Lab IAP workshop on Train Games

Tuesday, January 23 - Thursday, January 25
MIT Building E15, Room 320, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA United States
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A collage of nine photographs of train-themed board games

Join Mikael Jakobsson and Rik Eberhardt from the MIT Game Lab, together with train game industry insider Jason Begy (MIT SM ’10) for this three-session, non-credit playsploration of train-related board games.

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