Like Gollum in The Lord of the Rings, we are addicted to this object we carry around. We gaze at it and talk to it, falling for the illusion that it will make us more powerful.
The Monsters We Create
Saturday, February 24, 2018
One of the gems of our community is the MIT Press which publishes 220 books yearly, primarily focusing on science, technology and invention. It’s a special moment, however, when one book becomes a bit of a sensation.
MIT Day of Action
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
There are strong stirrings on campus; people leaving their labs and engaging in the wider world and taking a stance--students, faculty and staff. Spurred by concerns about the environment, the attack on science, the number of hate crimes rising, racism, homophobia, and a host of other issues, members of the MIT community have come together to create a
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Much planning and programming is underway with an eye to spring semester 2017.
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.
Monday, April 13, 2015
How many times has my daughter had to repeat my name until I would look up from my email? And the sad truth is, most of the messages are minor updates or complete junk, cheap prizes for our brains.
Life in the game
Monday, December 8, 2014
We think we can make a game of anything. And perhaps it really works. The most inane tasks – like lining up colored candies or sending villagers to pick apples– become addictive fast when the game offers the right rewards. Why not direct that energy towards something that really matters?
Quitting Facebook Cold Turkey
Monday, September 29, 2014
Although Jason Theibeault's career necessitates being digitally connected, he realized that being connected 24/7 was taking over his life. So he quit Facebook cold turkey.