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.
Tuesday, February 4
The Third Annual Sustainable Trashion Show!
The show is aimed at raising awareness of the importance of sustainability amongst the greater Boston community. We invite student designers from all around Boston to create fashion pieces out of unconventional items, and will also be featuring key sustainability speakers to promote Obama’s Act On Climate campaign.
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.
Please send us corrections, suggestions and additions! We would like the guide to be as comprehensive as possible and to embrace the richness of the ID energy at MIT! We'd like to thank and acknowledge our partners in this endeavor: The Public Service Center, Joost Bonsen/Media Lab, Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation and D-Lab.
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.
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