Rapper Killer Mike, half of Run the Jewels and a powerful solo artist in his own right, will speak at MIT this Friday, April 24, on race relations in light of recent stories involving policy brutality, the legacy of Ferguson and more. More
File this under cool cosmetic inventions coming out of Cambridge– two MIT Media Lab researchers are developing nail art decals that will double-time as touchpads to control your phone or laptop with a single swipe. More
College is the perfect time to experiment; the ideal opportunity to test the limits of a new-found freedom, to make poor life choices and follow the pursuit of knowledge. It’s also the only avenue you’ll have to take a handful of bizarre courses that will make your parents wonder if the thousands of dollars spent on your education was worth it.
It charges your smart phone. Its built-in GPS guarantees it will never get lost. And the MIT student who created it has raised almost $1.4 million to ensure that soon enough, you’ll be able to own it. More
Founded in 2012 by some magnificent brains out of MIT, Ministry of Supply is one of the most thoughtful, and cutting-edge new brands creating menswear, that originally started with a goal of inspiring confidence through clothing. They’re the guys who have created such products as The Aviator Jacket – a water-resistant blazer you can fully bend, stretch, and twist in without overheating – and the Apollo Dress Shirt that was made with NASA spacesuit technology. More
Around 17% of women who responded to a voluntary MIT survey published yesterday reported they had been sexually assaulted while at the university, while only 5% of those respondents reported their assault to MIT officials, results that led MIT President L. Rafael Reif to say he is “disturbed by the extent and nature of the problem.” More
It turns out that the extra layer of fat found on the torsos of many middle-aged men is not just the result of poor diet, declining metabolism, or a sedentary lifestyle. Instead, the “donut” or “spare tire” is actually an emergency flotation device, and the result of thousands of years of evolution. More
When last we checked with MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), they were algorithmizing Instagram popularity. Now, the prestigious robotics lab has developed a drone that creates perfect lighting conditions for photographers looking to put together the perfect shot.
Ever wonder why your dinner shots and saturated sunset scenes aren’t getting the love you think they deserve on Instagram? Well, fret no more, because one nerd over at MIT has cracked the code of public opinion and developed a rudimentary algorithm that predicts the relative popularity of any image. More
To nab an interview with MIT Professor Joseph Paradiso, in any capacity, is an occurrence to be grateful for. When he is not spearheading the state of the art Responsive Environments group at the MIT Media Lab, he is educating others about his work with sensors, human-computer interaction, and synthesizers. As soon as Paradiso grants me a sliver of his time to talk shop, his loquacious nature forces me to listen fast and comprehend faster. More