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Associate Professor Neil Gershenfeld, who heads the Media Lab's "Things That Think" consortium, and visiting scholar Michael Lynch (SB 1976, SM), who directs the Working Group on Asian Energy and Security in the Center for International Studies, are two of the subjects of video interviews incldued in Business Week Online's "100 Years of Innovation" issue. The archived interviews can be downloaded from the web site and viewed with RealPlayer.
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Robin Lippincott, a senior secretary in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has had his second book published. Mr. Dalloway (Sarabande), his first novel, is "a creative response" to the Virginia Woolf classic of similar title, he says. It focuses on one day in the life of former Parliament member Richard Dalloway, his family and the affair that threatens it.
"By using recognizably Woolfian techniques -- shifting points of view, extensive inner monologue -- the author pays homage to Woolf while at the same time creating his own vision of a straitjacketed, homophobic England," wrote Publisher's Weekly on June 14. "This is imitation in its finest form, as one writer draws from another to create a convincing world."
Mr. Lippincott is also author of The Real, True Angel (Fleur-de-Lis Press, 1996), a book of short stories.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 25, 1999.