Greta Suiter, Collections Archivist
Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up
Join us for a healthy alternative to the traditional power hour! Over the course of an hour librarians and archivists will rapidly present 60 shots of archival and special collections facts and tidbits showcasing items from the archival collections, rare book program, and the Lewis Music Library. Items presented will cover a variety of subjects including, but not limited to MIT department and administrative history, and the lives and accomplishments of MIT faculty. Items will range from the fantastic to the mundane, and all will be described in just one minute before moving to the next item. Please join us for a fast-paced look at the remarkable collections in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.
Contact: Greta Suiter, 14N-118, 617 258-5533, GSUITER@MIT.EDU
Sarah Bouchard, Community Engagement Administrator, Lauren O'Brien, Graduate Assistant for Community Engagement
|Jan/20||Fri||08:00AM-06:00PM||Cambridge and Boston, Typical volunteer shifts last 3-4 hours|
Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/12
Want to help your community but don't have time for a longterm commitment? Join the PKG Center for one of our CityDays service projects, held for about 4 hours on several dates throughout the year. We secure the volunteer sites and provide logistical support. Transportation and snacks are provided.
Whether you’re a student, staff, or faculty member, you can sign up with a group or as an individual. This CityDays we'll volunteer with 826 Boston, the Greater Boston Food Bank, Cambridge Community TV, and People Making a Difference!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Sponsor(s): Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center
Contact: Lauren O'Brien, W20-549, 617-253-8968, email@example.com
Allegra Williams, Director of Campus and Community Learning, Lawrence Barriner, CoLab Radio, Interim Director
Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/04
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions
Prereq: Preference for audio recording experience, but open to all
Over the course of 2 weeks, students will engage in a hands-on audio production workshop exploring urban planning issues in East Boston through multiple lenses. East Boston is a fascinating neighborhood for those interested in urban planning because of its unique geography, history, and shifting demographics. Long a neighborhood of immigrants trying to find their footing in America, the neighborhood’s seafront has recently attracted significant real estate investment that is leading to gentrification and displacement. Students will have an opportunity to explore and learn about the neighborhood firsthand as they journey to listen to the stories of interviewees, embark on walking tours, and engage in sound collection as a method of place-based inquiry. Workshop sessions will be focused on a range of topics relevant for producing a long-form interview for podcast, including understanding story structure, creating audio narratives, and editing. The course will be co-facilitated by the MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) and Radio Producer, Marie Choi, of Making Contact, a social justice radio program based in the Bay Area. In advance of registering for the class, please email course instructors, Marie Choi (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lawrence Barriner II (email@example.com) with a brief statement (200 words max) including why you're interested in the course, any past media/audio production experience, and a hyperlink or reference to your favorite (preferably audio) interview.
Sponsor(s): MIT-SUTD Collaboration, Urban Studies and Planning, Community Innovators Lab
Contact: Lawrence Barriner, 9-238, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Jan/09||Mon||03:00PM-08:00PM||9-217, Students will need to bring their own laptops|
|Jan/10||Tue||03:00PM-08:00PM||9-217, Students will need to bring their own laptops|
|Jan/11||Wed||03:00PM-08:00PM||9-217, Students will need to bring their own laptops|
|Jan/12||Thu||03:00PM-08:00PM||9-217, Students will need to bring their own laptops|
|Jan/13||Fri||03:00PM-08:00PM||9-217, Students will need to bring their own laptops|
|Jan/17||Tue||03:00PM-08:00PM||9-217, Students will need to bring their own laptops|
|Jan/18||Wed||03:00PM-08:00PM||9-217, Students will need to bring their own laptops|
|Jan/19||Thu||03:00PM-08:00PM||9-217, Students will need to bring their own laptops|
Allegra Williams - Director of Campus and Community Learning, Marie Choi - Radio Producer, Lawrence Barriner - CoLab Radio, Interim Director