Radius (and the Technology and Culture Forum) has a long tradition of partnering with a wide array of departments and programs here at MIT. These partnerships have enriched our programming and widen our reach to members of the MIT community and beyond.
One of our most robust partnerships is with the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center. From encouraging MIT community members to volunteer locally to assisting in creating programs that help students think about ethical frameworks in their lives, our relationship with the PKGCenter is rich one.
Cut Through the Noise
Monday, October 17, 2016
Scandals, large and small, and devisive rhetoric have dominated the presidential election. Cogent and thoughtful discussion on critical issues has been swept to the side. To get beyond the noise of Twitter and “fast food” media, we invite you to attend a number of events on campus focusing on the election and the election process, and to take time to read perspectives offered by twelve professors and researchers from the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS).
Finding Your Way
Thursday, October 13, 2016
When I look back on college and my twenties, I remember feeling sometimes like I was stuck in the transit system of a strange city and I couldn’t find the map. I made my way because I had good people in my life, people who were willing to go out of their own way to help me find my path.
Hack Your Mind is Back!
Monday, October 3, 2016
Greetings! My name is Paul McAlister and I am a 3rd year divinity student at the Episcopal Divinity School in Harvard Square. As an intern for Radius and the Episcopal Ministry at MIT, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many MIT community members, particularly professors and staff who are involved in program ideas for Radius.
From A Different Perspective
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Considering different perspectives from various lenses can be eye-opening and fascinating. Last Thursday, we hosted a "Radius Goes to the Theater" event at the Central Square Theater. The Return to Morality was a thought-provoking play about the underbelly of politics, media and greed. I'm still thinking about the issues that the play raised, particularly after watching the presidential debate last evening.
The Return to Morality
Monday, September 19, 2016
On Thursday, Radius Goes to the Theater to see Jamie Pachino’s The Return to Morality. The play tells the tale of a down and out writer, Arthur Kellogg, who decides to write a satire about the fringe right wing of American politics. The book becomes a stunning success for all the wrong reasons. He's suddenly a hero to America's angry, disaffected classes.
Happy New Year!
Monday, September 5, 2016
I love this time of year! A new academic year is beginning and with that comes the wonderful sense of new beginnings, possibility and adventure, accompanied by the normal concerns of time, workload and fatigue. Although my life centers around an acadmemic schedule, I haven't been an official student for many years. However, that exciting sense of a "new year beginning" never fades.
The Four Horsemen of Calumny
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
“I would like to speak briefly and simply about a serious national condition. It is a national feeling of fear and frustration that could result in national suicide and the end of everything that we Americans hold dear.....I don’t want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the Four Horsemen of Calumny—Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry, and Smear. . . . Surely we Republicans aren’t that desperate for victory.”
Looking Forward and Back
Thursday, June 30, 2016
We here at Radius will be taking some time off this summer for rest and renewal, but with our eyes towards September and the new academic year. As we do this, we also reflect back on the year as we write and publish our annual report.
The Power of Uni-tasking
Monday, May 2, 2016
For over a year now, Radius has been co-sponsoring Hack Your Mind, a popular lunchtime series on technology and mindfulness with topics ranging from stress reduction to Facebook (and other media) addiction to helpful apps for meditation initiates. Over the year, two themes have been at the forefront: distractedness and a sense of being overwhelmed, both with technology and our reliance on it. People talk of having to multi-task in order to get things done, but research is now proving that multitasking is an illusion.