The Technology and Culture
Forum at MIT sponsors
lectures and symposia that
address critical issues of
our time. The programs
explore the role of science
and technology in promoting
positive social, ecological,
and economic change. In
addition, they stimulate
discussion about the ethical
implications of scientific
discovery and technological
“The Forum has played a
highly constructive role
in bringing critical issues
to the attention of the
campus and the community, and fostering
discussion and active
engagement. For me
personally, it has been a
great privilege to be able
to participate over the
years, occasions I always
look forward to with
A short video about T&C
Many thanks to all of our speakers, participants, supporters and audience members for a great year! We are busy planning for 2014-2015 and invite you to check back during the summer months. See you in September! Thank you.
RECENT PROGRAMS OF INTEREST
Friday, June 13
MIT Museum; 265 Massachusetts Avenue
Read about recent research here at MIT
Getting Beyond Us and Them:
Our Brains and the Possibility of Peace
Tuesday, February 4
Click here to watch a video of this program.
Wednesday, November 20
Click here for a video of this program
Listen to Jim Walsh on NPR’s “Here and Now”
Follow Jim Walsh on Twitter
SOME QUESTIONS WE'RE THINKING ABOUT:
What happens in our brains when we think about people we consider enemies? Can we truly love our enemies?
How will we be affected by the increasing shortage of fresh drinking water? Is access to water a human right?
Who owns our genes, or the genes of the plants and animals we eat? What do the recent Supreme Court decisions about gene patenting mean for our lives?
Do new methods of online accessing of music, video, film and other intellectual and artistic property create an unfair compensatory environment?
What’s on your mind? We’d love to hear from you about the questions that matter in your life.
International Development at MIT
For over a decade, T&C has been a partner in hosting events to inform the MIT community about student projects, labs, programs, courses and numerous initiatives in international development. In addition, T&C co-produces a Guide to International Development at MIT. Click here for the most recent edition to the Guide 2013-2014.
For a comprehensive listing of international events taking place throughout the Boston area, please go to the Boston Network for International Development.