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May 2023

2023 Thesis Day for the Graduate Program in Science Writing

Friday, May 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am
https://mit.zoom.us/j/91333924079
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Presentations begin at 10am.

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September 2023

MIT Museum After Dark presents “Play” with the Game Lab

Thursday, September 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sit down with a beverage and a board game, remix some music, simulate a world, and learn about MIT’s history of game design.

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Pomegranate Reading and Discussion

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Building 4, Room 270, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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The acclaimed author of The Serpent’s Gift, Helen Elaine Lee, returns with this poetic and powerful journey of healing and autonomy.

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October 2023

Book Launch with Justin Reich – Iterate: The Secret to Innovation in Schools

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater (Room 070), 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA United States
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Iterate: The Secret to Innovation in Schools is a playbook for making big changes in schools out of a series of small, manageable steps.

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“Angles” Showcase: MIT student authors share their work

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Building 14, The Nexus (14S-130), 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 United States
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Angles provides a public forum for the best work produced last year by students in MIT's introductory writing courses. Join us in celebrating these talented authors. Everyone is welcome to listen, to meet the authors, and to share good conversation and delicious refreshments.

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Qianxun Chen and Mariana Roa Oliva: The William Corbett Poetry Series

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 141, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Chen and Oliva will present digital, visual poems from their book Seedlings_: Walk in Time, a book written through their interactions with programs they have written.

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Getting to know ELIZA: ChatGPT’s Great Grandmother

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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A computer screen image showing a mock psychotherapist conversation with the ELIZA chatbot.

A team of scholars uncovered the source code in the MIT archives and embarked on an expedition through the code that has led them through twisty little passages into chambers of culture, history, and technological innovation. 

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Brian Jacobson, “Pipeline Media”

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building E14, Room 633, 75 Amherst Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Black and white photo of a man with binoculars sitting on a wrecking ball. The wrecking ball is on a small railcar on tracks and holding up a pipline.

French oil and gas companies needed new forms of technological vision to persuade powerbrokers and the public to support an undersea gas pipeline.

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Keith Jones and Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno: The William Corbett Poetry Series

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 141, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Keith Jones is the author of Echo’s Errand and the poetry chapbooks. Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno, poet, biographer and translator, is the author of more than two dozen books including biographies of Paul Bowles and E.E. Cummings.

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November 2023

Yichen Rao, “Discourse as Infrastructure: How ‘New Infrastructure’ Policies Re-infrastructure China”

Thursday, November 2, 2023 @ 12:30 pm
MIT Building 14E, Room 304, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Through an analysis of policy documents and other discursive materials, Dr. Rao tracks New Infrastructure’s fetish-like existence.

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Katy Gero and Katherine Yang: The William Corbett Poetry Series

Monday, November 6, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 124, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Katy Ilonka Gero is a writer and computer scientist. Katherine Yang is an artist and programmer building poetic tools and handmade websites.

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The MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing Information Webinar

Friday, November 17, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
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Interested in applying to the MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing? Join us for our fall admissions information webinar. Faculty and staff will give an overview of the curriculum, financial aid, and admissions procedures, and will answer questions from viewers.

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“Place Based Histories in West Philadelphia”: Three screenings and discussion

Friday, November 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater (Room 070), 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA United States
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Featuring The Bombing of Osage Avenue, By Your Side, and Precious Places: Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center

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December 2023

Mike Caulfield, “Verified: How to Think Straight, Get Duped Less, and Make Better Decisions about What to Believe Online”

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
MIT Building E15, Room 318 (Common Area), 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

"With this illustrated tool kit, you will learn to identify red flags, get quick context, and make better use of common websites like Google and Wikipedia that can help and hinder in equal measure."

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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
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“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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February 2024

“Imagining Education with Generative AI, featuring Professor Justin Reich (hosted by J-WEL)

Wednesday, February 28 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am

How these new technologies work, a sense of possibility for how students and teachers can deploy these tools and schools, and approaches to policy and practice that take advantage of new opportunities while protecting important goals for student independent learning at the heart of our school missions.

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Anna Gibson, “Entrepreneurial Moderation: Managing Speech in the Era of the Influencer”

Thursday, February 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MIT Building E15, Room 318 (Common Area), 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Anna Gibson

Dr. Gibson introduces the concept of “entrepreneurial moderation” to articulate a latent discourse of moderation as a means of career advancement through the accumulation of management skills, social connections, and even paying jobs.

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