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"It's hard to write a good poem. You never know if you did it right. It's not like being a pilot or a surgeon, jobs where you have objective measures of success."

- Robert Pinsky

Pinsky discussed his ideas on poetry and democratic culture in a forum on February 23, 2006.


Fall 2014 Forums:

Ultimate Truths: Comparing Science and the Humanities
James Carroll, author, Constantine's Sword
Rebecca Goldstein, author, Plato at the Googleplex
Alan Lightman, MIT; author, Einstein's Dreams
Robert Weinberg, MIT; Whitehead Institute
Moderator: Seth Mnookin, MIT
Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Documentaries, Journalism, and the Future of Reality-Based Storytelling
Raney Aronson, FRONTLINE
Katerina Cizek, documentary director
Jason Spingarn-Koff, The New York Times
Francesca Panetta, The Guardian 
Moderator: William Uricchio, MIT
Thursday, October 9, 2014
abstract | video | audio | summary

Making Computing Strange: Cultural Analytics and Phantasmal Media

Fox Harrell, MIT; author, Phantasmal Media
Lev Manovich, author, The Language of New Media
Moderator: Nick Montfort, MIT
Thursday, December 4, 2014
abstract | video | audio | summary


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