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MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155

32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

March 2019

Poetry Reading: Raquel Salas Rivera

Tuesday, March 5 @ 7:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Raquel Salas Rivera

Raquel Salas Rivera is the 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. They are the author of while they sleep (under the bed is another country) from Birds, LLC and the inaugural recipient of the Ambroggio Prize from the Academy of American Poets for their book x/ex/exis.

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November 2018

Screening of Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Poster for Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock

Filmmakers Myron Dewey, Josh Fox and James Spione spent months on the front lines documenting North Dakota’s violent response to the peaceful water protectors.

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September 2017

B.I.C. at MIT

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 5:15 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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BIC at MIT poster

Haitian poet, singer and song-writer Roosevelt Saillant, better known as “B.I.C.” for “Brain. Intelligence. Creativity,” is one of the best known and most creative and prolific artists in Haiti.

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October 2016

Poetry Reading: Martha Collins and Fred Marchant

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Martha Collins and Fred Marchant

Collins is founder of the creative writing program at UMass-Boston. Marchant is emeritus co-director of the Suffolk University Poetry Center.

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Poetry Reading: William Corbett

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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William Corbett

Corbett taught writing at MIT for 22 years. Granary Books recently published his collaboration with painter Rackstraw Downes, I Rode with the Cossacks.

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April 2016

17th Annual CMS Media Spectacle

Monday, April 25, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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2016 Media Spectacle

The CMS Media Spectacle showcases video projects of all genres created by MIT students, staff, faculty and affiliates. Submit yours by April 20!

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Michael Taussig: “Mooning Texas”

Thursday, April 7, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Michael Taussig

An adventure story involving social energy + art + Emile Durkheim’s “take” on Mauss + Hubert’s “take” on mana + the creativity of gossip.

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March 2016

Poetry Reading: Soren Stockman & Tanya Liu

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Soren Stockman and Tanya Liu

Soren Stockman works at the NYU Creative Writing Program. Tanya Liu is a recent recipient of the Lucille Clifton Scholarship for the Poetry Program at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers

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April 2014

2014 Media Spectacle

Monday, April 28, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Showcasing video projects created by MIT students, staff, faculty and affiliates. Entry deadline: April 21.

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November 2013

MIT Alumni in the Game Industry

Monday, November 25, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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The MIT Game Lab has invited a number of local MIT alumni in the game industry to talk about their experiences entering the industry.

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November 2012

Finer Fruits: Experiment in Life and Play at Walden

Thursday, November 8, 2012 @ 5:30 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Tracy Fullerton is an experimental game designer, professor and director of the Game Innovation Lab at the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she holds the Electronic Arts Endowed Chair in Interactive Entertainment.

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April 2012

14th Annual CMS Media Spectacle

Monday, April 30, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
2012 Media Spectacle poster

Media Spectacle prizes include the Chris Pomiecko Award for Best Undergraduate Entry, as well as awards for Best Non-undergraduate Entry, Animation, and more.

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April 2011

13th Annual Media Spectacle

Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Media Spectacle 2011 poster

An honored tradition returns this Spring when CMS presents the thirteenth annual Media Spectacle.

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April 2010

Civics in Difficult Places

Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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A global call-in show featuring journalists, advocates, and programmers who use new technologies to gather information in contentious geographic regions.

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March 2009

Gendering Robots: Posthuman Sexism in Japan

Thursday, March 5, 2009 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Jennifer Roberston explores and interrogates the gendering of humanoid robots manufactured today in Japan for use in the home and workplace.

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