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Amy Fang's Karmel Prize-winning piece
Amy Fang’s winning submission for the Boit Prize for Engineering Writing, one of the Ilona Karmel Writing Prizes.
Our Graduate Program in Science Writing students read from their culminating works as they finish up they one-year program.
Haidee Wasson explores the long and vibrant place of portable film devices in the history of small media, repositioning the “movie theatre” as the singular or even central figuration of film presentation and viewing.
DIS enlists leading artists and thinkers to expand the reach of key conversations bubbling up through contemporary art, culture, philosophy, and technology, with the aim to inspire, inform and mobilize a generation around the urgent issues facing us today and tomorrow.
Podcast: Sohail Daulatzai, “The Battle of Algiers as Ghost Archive: Specters of a Muslim International”
Sohail Daulatzai on The Battle of Algiers’ “competing narratives, a battleground over the meaning and memory of decolonization and Western power, and a site for challenging the current imperial consensus.”
As part of MIT’s Communications Forum, a short comedy set with Cameron Esposito followed by Q&A about Rape Jokes, her standup comedy special about sexual assault from a survivor’s perspective.
On April 17, Haidee Wasson will explore the long and vibrant place of portable film devices in the history of small media, repositioning the “movie theatre” as the singular or even central figuration of film presentation and viewing.