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

Jay Levitt posts the real story behind those feuding neuroscientists.Read more

By - 5/3/06 - 11:18 am

Brandeis cancels an exhibit of art by Palestinians.

Joel Brown: Brandeis looks gutless on this one, and the censorship will fuel the resentment of those hostile to the Israeli cause.

He notes the exhibit might be shown at MIT, which is having some censorship issues of its own.

Dan Kennedy notes the involvement of the Zionist Organization of America in the protest...Read more

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...Read more

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:

... The initial testing phase and service will be provided by MIT free of charge to Cambridge, Kurt L. Keville '90, a research specialist at the Institute for

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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:

... This year most of the nerds have crossed over from the late 20s into their early 30s. And some of them have been domesticated –

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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.Read more

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.

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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:

... We remember, thirty years ago, the organic chemistry departments of Harvard and MIT were locked in thier own intercollegiate space

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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:

Chromodome (scroll down the page a bit)
Corona (scroll down the page a bit).
A piece in the 2005 CyberArts Festival
A work at the 2001 Burning Man (scroll down...Read more

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

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

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

Via MetaFilter.Read more

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....Read more