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Digital Divides

Posted by: Thea Keith-Lucas
Sunday, November 11, 2018

Even when we think we have a good boundaries in place, tech can find new doorways into our family life.

Probing the Ethics of Innovation

Posted by: Christina Couch
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Since the 20th century, the United States has been a “Miracle Machine” of innovation, pioneering groundbreaking inventions ranging from the Internet to genetic editing tools to artificial intelligence systems. These innovations have been life-changing, but their widespread deployment has also Read more...

Tech Is Broken. How Do We Fix It?

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Saturday, October 27, 2018

This Wednesday, we have the pleasure of hosting Moria Weigel and Ben Tarnoff, two prominent tech journalists and authors. Both Moira and Ben have written extensively about the tech industry and the increasing scrutiny of these industries.

How Do We Engage in Civil Conversations in An Age of Polarization?

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann and Derek Black
Sunday, October 21, 2018

This Wednesday, we will host our 4th (in a series of 5) program focusing on the November elections. Derek Black with join us as we grapple with issues of white supremacy, racism and the intense polarization that currently exists in the US. Below, Derek writes about some of his thoughts that he Read more...

Gerrymandering

Posted by: Shannon Schmidt
Monday, October 15, 2018

It is morally distorted for elected officials to draw districts with the sole purpose of playing to their own party’s electoral advantage.

Befriending Pain

Posted by: Thea Keith-Lucas
Monday, October 8, 2018

We can observe our sensations with a friendly detachment, neither holding them close nor pushing them away.

The Thin Veneer of Civilization

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Sunday, September 30, 2018

On Tuesday, September 25, former General Michael Hayden spoke to a packed audience in 10-250; an event entitled "Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in An Age of Lies" which is also the title of Hayden’s Read more...

The View from In Here

Posted by: Thea Keith-Lucas
Monday, September 24, 2018

What could be more wonderful than - just for a few moments - looking at the world from inside someone else’s mind?

Stacking Up

Posted by: Thea Keith-Lucas
Monday, April 30, 2018

 If we’re not careful, we could end up with a lot of fancy Pringles stackers and no one who wants to buy Pringles.

MIT Day of Action!

Posted by: Patricia-Maria Weinmann
Sunday, April 15, 2018

 

A year ago, a group of MIT students, faculty and staff joined together to create a day of learning focused on critical issues of our times. The day provided a full calendar of lectures, panels and information sessions on topics ranging from nuclear disarmament, sustainabiilty, foreign, Read more...