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February 2019

Civic Arts Series, “Bringing the War Home”: Visual Aftermaths and Domestic Disturbances in the Era of Modern Warfare

Wednesday, February 20 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 4, Room 270, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA
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Caren Kaplan photo

Caren Kaplan is Professor of American Studies at the University of California, Davis, and affiliated faculty in Cultural Studies and Science and Technology Studies.

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January 2019

Discotheque Music and Technology

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

MIT Building 14E, Room 109, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge,
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Independent Activities Period

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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Communicating Science to the Public: Taking Your Research Out of the Lab and into the News

Thursday, January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until Thursday, January 31, 2019

MIT Building 4, Room 253, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA
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Independent Activities Period

This workshop, hosted by the Graduate Program in Science Writing, will help scientists understand how to communicate complicated research to the general public. Topics to be covered include journalism and mass communication, interviewing, social media, personal websites, science outreach, and science writing -- as well as specific topics of interest highlighted by workshop participants.

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Communicating Science to the Public: Taking Your Research Out of the Lab and into the News

Wednesday, January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until Thursday, January 31, 2019

MIT Building 4, Room 253, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA
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Independent Activities Period

This workshop, hosted by the Graduate Program in Science Writing, will help scientists understand how to communicate complicated research to the general public. Topics to be covered include journalism and mass communication, interviewing, social media, personal websites, science outreach, and science writing -- as well as specific topics of interest highlighted by workshop participants.

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Writing to Fund Social Action/Social Change/Community Service

Tuesday, January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 162, Access Via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Independent Activities Period

This workshop reviews different types of fundraising writing, such as grant proposals, crowdsourcing approaches and donation appeal letters.

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Communicating Science to the Public: Taking Your Research Out of the Lab and into the News

Tuesday, January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until Thursday, January 31, 2019

MIT Building 4, Room 253, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA
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Independent Activities Period

This workshop, hosted by the Graduate Program in Science Writing, will help scientists understand how to communicate complicated research to the general public. Topics to be covered include journalism and mass communication, interviewing, social media, personal websites, science outreach, and science writing -- as well as specific topics of interest highlighted by workshop participants.

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Carbon Ideologies: Reading Climate through Media

Monday, January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 4:00pm

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

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

MIT Building E15, Room 335, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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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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Stories of Our Lives: Autobiography for Everybody

Monday, January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 167, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Independent Activities Period

Use some thought-provoking writing exercises to help us open up our memories and choose significant moments to write about.

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Global Game Jam 2019

Friday, January 25 @ 5:00 pm - Sunday, January 27 @ 6:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 123, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA
Global Game Jam participants

The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development.

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Discotheque Music and Technology

Thursday, January 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, January 31, 2019

MIT Building 14E, Room 109, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge,
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Independent Activities Period

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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Writing for Videogames: It’s Almost as Fun as it Sounds

Thursday, January 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
MIT Building 2, Room 105, 182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA
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Independent Activities Period

Best-selling author Micah Nathan tells you "what I’ve done right in my career, what I’ve done wrong, and I’ll offer suggestions on both world-building and character-building."

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Communicating Science to the Public

Wednesday, January 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MIT Building E17, Room 136, 40 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
Independent Activities Period

This workshop, developed by the Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication Program (WRAP), will provide conceptual lessons and hands-on practice in communicating scientific research to a general audience.

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Getting Funded: The Basics of Writing Grant Proposals

Wednesday, January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TBA
Independent Activities Period

The session is geared to the needs of first-time grant proposal writers, but all levels of experience are welcome.

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Screenwriting Foundations: Character

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

MIT Building 2, Room 135, 182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA
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Independent Activities Period

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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Carbon Ideologies: Reading Climate through Media

Friday, January 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 4:00pm

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

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

MIT Building E15, Room 335, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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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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