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January 2019

Board Games and Counter Colonialism in the Americas

Thursday, January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

MIT Building E15, Room 335, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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What messages and ideologies are embedded in the games we play, why does it matter, and how can we do better? In this two day workshop, we will look at contemporary board games with colonialist themes set in the Americas.

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Screenwriting Foundations: Character

Thursday, January 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

MIT Building 2, Room 135, 182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Explore the process of creating interesting, complex, and believable characters from the ground, up. Emphasis will be on writing for feature-length narrative film rather than episodic television or short films.

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Feet On The Ground: Everyday AR Storytelling

Wednesday, January 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm

MIT Building 2, Room 146, 182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Independent Activities Period

We will experiment how to best augment context and meaning to your favorite haunts in Cambridge, Boston, or back home.

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Board Games and Counter Colonialism in the Americas

Wednesday, January 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

MIT Building E15, Room 335, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Independent Activities Period

What messages and ideologies are embedded in the games we play, why does it matter, and how can we do better? In this two day workshop, we will look at contemporary board games with colonialist themes set in the Americas.

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Constructive Procrastination and a Healthy Writing Process

Wednesday, January 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 180, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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In this workshop we will brainstorm all the specifics of our individual writing processes, from beginning of a project to the end, discussing the usefulness of different strategies for different people.

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Carbon Ideologies: Reading Climate through Media

Tuesday, January 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm

MIT Building E15, Room 335, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Independent Activities Period

Gain an understanding of how contemporary views of climate change are shaped and received. 

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Feet On The Ground: Everyday AR Storytelling

Monday, January 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm

MIT Building 2, Room 146, 182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Independent Activities Period

We will experiment how to best augment context and meaning to your favorite haunts in Cambridge, Boston, or back home.

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Carbon Ideologies: Reading Climate through Media

Thursday, January 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm

MIT Building E15, Room 335, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Independent Activities Period

Gain an understanding of how contemporary views of climate change are shaped and received. 

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Discotheque Music and Technology

Thursday, January 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, January 31, 2019

MIT Building 14E, Room 109, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, 02139 United States
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Each session will start with an informal talk and discussion on developments in DJ craft and tools over 5 decades, followed by a listening session of a music genre that fueled those changes, inspired creativity, and reimagined the dance floor.

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Feet On The Ground: Everyday AR Storytelling

Wednesday, January 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm

MIT Building 2, Room 146, 182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Independent Activities Period

We will experiment how to best augment context and meaning to your favorite haunts in Cambridge, Boston, or back home.

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How to Write a Great Abstract

Tuesday, January 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
MIT Building 1, Room 371, 33 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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In this workshop, we'll analyze sample abstracts from different fields, learn editing strategies, and practice revising abstracts.

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Feet On The Ground: Everyday AR Storytelling

Monday, January 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm

MIT Building 2, Room 146, 182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Independent Activities Period

We will experiment how to best augment context and meaning to your favorite haunts in Cambridge, Boston, or back home.

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MIT Writers’ Group

Monday, January 7 @ 12:00 pm - Monday, January 28 @ 1:00 pm
MIT Building E17, Room 136, 40 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Want to write something creative but need some motivation or support or some thoughtful readers?  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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February 2018

Workshop on Academic Argument

Thursday, February 1, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MIT Building 4, Room 253, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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In one 2-hour workshop addressed to the MIT community (faculty, TAs and grad students especially welcome) we propose to explore written argument across several academic disciplines.

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Post-Apocalypse Fiber Arts

Thursday, February 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
MIT Building E51, Room 095, 70 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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This class teaches fiber techniques with upcycled or ordinary household materials as inputs and useful objects as outputs.

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