Remembering ‘Papa Flash’
January 4, 2013MIT Professor Harold Edgerton’s high-speed photography and sonar devices revolutionized ocean exploration.
MIT Symphony Orchestra hosts impromptu musical tribute to victims of school shooting
December 15, 2012Area musicians gather in Lobby 7 the day after tragedy in Connecticut.
Historian Craig Wilder featured in new Ken Burns film
December 13, 2012The head of the MIT History section served as a consultant on the director's latest documentary, “The Central Park Five.”
School within a school: MIT Concourse
December 10, 2012A learning community in which MIT freshmen explore the sciences, humanities and social sciences in a small, close-knit community (with a kitchen!)
Said and Done for November/December 2012
November 29, 2012Digest of humanities, arts and social sciences
Also labeled: Anthropology, Awards, honors and fellowships, Books and authors, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Economics, Faculty, Humanities, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Linguistics, Literature, languages and writing, Music, Philosophy, Political science, Politics, Social sciences, Students, Technology and society
The music of the silks
November 28, 2012Researchers synthesize a new kind of silk fiber — and find that music can help fine-tune the material’s properties.
All that is solid melts into air: Tomás Saraceno visits MIT
November 26, 2012CAST visiting artist creates inflatable and airborne biospheres: speculative models for alternate ways of living.
‘The Listening Room’ shares MIT music with the world
November 2, 2012Web-based collection showcases the Institute’s longstanding engagement with music.
How to communicate science visually
October 25, 2012In a new book, MIT’s Felice Frankel aims to help scientists and engineers improve the way they portray their research through photos, diagrams and graphs.
Composing for loudspeakers: computer music pioneer John Chowning visits MIT
October 12, 2012The inventor of FM synthesis, Chowning revolutionized the music industry; saw a glimpsing into the future of music at the Institute.
Said and Done for September 2012
September 17, 2012Digest of MIT humanities, arts, and social sciences.
World-class musician Mark Stewart comes to the Glass Lab
September 14, 2012In a yearlong residency, the musician and instrument designer will build a glass orchestra with MIT students.
Q&A: Junot Díaz on his new book
September 10, 2012The MIT professor and Pulitzer-winning writer talks about the people and ideas in his newest work, This Is How You Lose Her — and explains why women form a big part of his core audience.
Said and Done for June/July 2012
July 16, 2012Digest of MIT humanities, arts and social sciences
Thompson presents world premiere of Viola Concerto by Wilson
July 12, 2012