By - 2/15/07 - 12:19 pm

For more than 20 years, small theater groups have "borrowed" rooms at MIT for rehersals (specifically, at 50 Vassar Street). But when a group of MIT students reported feeling threatened by one of the ensembles, which allegedly refused to give up space the students had reserved, MIT police cracked down. Big hoo-hah in the local theater community now.

Read here, here and here:

By - 12/28/06 - 9:33 pm

Philip Greenspun notes that the main gym at MIT re-opened this week, and that the men's locker room has a new scale - registering up to 500 pounds.

By - 7/19/06 - 2:52 pm

Jay Levitt posts the real story behind those feuding neuroscientists.

By - 2/9/06 - 2:12 pm's co-editor Cory Doctorow is scheduled to speak next week at MIT Monday and Harvard Wednesday.

Looks like there should be some interesting content regarding Hollywood DRM schemes that will soon effect anyone who consumes entertainment. The talk at Harvard is titled "Set Top Cop: Hollywood's Secret War on Your Living Room".

I'll be out of town but sure hope someone goes and posts the scoop.

By - 2/2/06 - 5:14 pm

While Boston struggles to build wireless coverage in a select number of neighborhood commercial districts, MIT and Cambridge are looking at blanketing the entire city of Cambridge with WiFi by the end of the year:

By - 1/10/06 - 10:54 pm

Alyssa's husband went to MIT. Every year, he faithfully returns for the annual three-day MIT Mystery Hunt - in which bands of nerds try to solve a series of puzzles and find a hidden coin. Alyssa writes:

By - 1/9/06 - 7:51 am

Cienne45 provides Stata Center photos, both the outside shots you've come to expect and photos from inside the Seussian complex.

By - 12/3/05 - 9:13 am

Cynthia says the Stata Center (the Seussian MIT complex) has really grown on her now that she's had to spend some time amidst the dreary slabs that are MIT's Technology Square:

... I am happy and relieved to see a building that stands out as different and individual and reflective of something human among all these huge impersonal dehumanizing concrete facades.

By - 11/23/05 - 7:59 am

Michael reads the news that that alleged drug lab where MIT graduate Kevin McCormick died was actually set up to make more sophisticated drugs than meth and says it all might just be a continuation of a long tradition at Cambridge colleges:

By - 11/16/05 - 12:21 pm

His death will probably forever outshadow his life, but Kevin McCormick was a sculptor who worked in an unusual medium: Blinking lights. You can see some of his work online:

By - 11/16/05 - 10:41 am

Joel predicts:

You just know that at least one "Law & Order" associate producer is cutting and pasting today's Globe and Herald stories about the death of MIT-educated artist Kevin McCormick in lurid circumstances in Fort Point. ...

Michael ponders his death:

... Heard on the radio news on the way to work - HAMSTERS were discovered in the basement of the Condo. There is a major story shaping up on a VERY weird sex & drug party syndicate. This confirms our longtime conviction that, contrary to the general public conception, MIT guys are some of the most serious partiers on the currect collegiate circuit, and that's saying a lot.

J. works across the street from the place:

The building is square, 8 stories tall, white, made of brick and concrete, and concrete stairs are shadowily visible through the dirty windows on the corners, so of course it's hard to think we were able to imagine it containing anything else. Also, it seems that we all really like saying "meth lab." ...

Jonelle also works nearby:

... The meth lab/fetish palace in question is about 200 yards from my office and (more crucially) shares a building with our favorite South Boston bar. If only we'd known! Afternoon meetings would have been far more tolerable.

I wonder how many times reporters will mention that the alleged "kinky dungeon of drugs" (as Channel 7 so discreetly put it last night) is near the Children's Museum - and how long before somebody like Bill O'Reilly starts denouncing Boston for letting perverts molest children like that.

Oh, my God! Like, the meth lab is only a couple of city blocks away from the Childrens' Museum!!!


Source: The Boston Atlas

About Kevin McCormick's art.

By - 10/12/05 - 12:08 pm

He might aim his ancient-Greek death ray at you.

Via MetaFilter.

By - 5/9/05 - 11:58 am

Watch my video report from the Time Traveler Convention over on my video blog.

It's a rough cut of the footage I shot at the Time Traveler Convention that was held at MIT on Saturday May 7th, 2005.