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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 innovation.

Noam Chomsky

“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 much anticipation.”

Noam Chomsky

 

Please Empty Your Pockets promotional photo

Moral Tribes Book Cover

What is Live? Talk Poster

ID Fair

ID Fair

Wall Street in context

Iran protest crowd image

Students

Cairo Demonstration

Teach In

Windmills

Thimi Woman

Countdown to Zero movie poster

A short video about T&C


Spring 2014

UNDERGRADUATE ETHICS SEMINAR

Getting Beyond Us and Them:
Living Ethically in a Complex World
Mondays from 3:30-5:00pm

Check out these additional classes offered by the MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosophy

8th Annual Youth Summit on Global Climate Change

Saturday, May 10
9:00am-3:00pm
The Stata Center, Building 32 - click here for map

Nothing to Hide?
Illusions of Privacy and Security

Friday, June 13
5:00-8:00pm
MIT Museum; 265 Massachusetts Avenue


OF INTEREST

MIT Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Events and Campaigns-April 2014
Also check out The Representation Project

CityDay:Patriot's Day
April 22
CityDays are daylong events throughout the year in which the MIT community is encouraged to serve the local community.

There will be various times and locations to volunteer, including CASPAR, Cradles to Crayons, Greater Boston Food Bank, and more! The PSC will sponsor round-trip transportation and provide refreshments. Sign-up now to secure your spot!

Sponsored by the Public Service Center


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.


SOME QUESTIONS WE'RE THINKING ABOUT: 2013-2014

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.


RECENT PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

Getting Beyond Us and Them:
Our Brains and the Possibility of Peace

Tuesday, February 4
Click here to watch a video of this program.

Small Risk, Catastrophic Consequence:
The Challenge of Nuclear Terrorism

Jim Walsh
Wednesday, November 20
7:00-9:00pm
Click here for a video of this program
Listen to Jim Walsh on NPR’s “Here and Now”
Follow Jim Walsh on Twitter

Iran and American Foreign Policy: Where the US Went Wrong

Tuesday, May 14
Click here to watch the video.

Cities for Sale: The Right to Housing vs Corporate Real Estate

Friday, May 3
Click here to listen to this program
Part 1
Part 2


Check out MIT Global Zero


Click here to read our 2012-2013 Annual Report