Tagged: MIT

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Scratch Conference 2014

This week the Lifelong Kindergarten Group is hosting the fourth Scratch Conference at the Media Lab. It’s wonderful to reconnect with educators from earlier conferences and to meet new people. I am still trying...

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Computer Clubhouse 20th Anniversary

This week the Computer Clubhouse Network held its annual conference here in Boston. It’s here in Boston because 2013 is the 20th Anniversary of the start of the first Computer Clubhouse at the Computer...

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Videos

Here are some videos we’ve enjoyed recently. We really enjoyed this one by J. Nathan Matias about what the weekend is like at the Media Lab. “Friday” at the MIT Media Lab from J....

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MIT’s Open Courseware is a wonderful thing. Recently I’ve been watching Erik Demaine’s lectures on the math behind origami. They’re really fun lectures, and it’s a very interesting subject. I love the sense of...

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6.S184

Chris and I were both a bit concerned a couple of years ago when MIT announced that 6.001 was changing from Scheme to Python. Luckily Alex Vandiver has been keeping the SICP flame alive...

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Splash

This weekend was Splash at MIT. Splash is a program where MIT and Harvard students teach classes which are attended by high school and middle school students.  Tom and Pete both went. Peter had...

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My day off in Cambridge

Today I was doing some extra credit for my AP Physics class. The assignment was to take some friends and ride up and down a tall elevator on a bathroom scale. (And who says...

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Peter Diamond

Just in case you needed any more examples of how broken our government has become, Peter Diamond just withdrew his nomination to the Fed. Richard Shelby claimed he was blocking the nomination because Diamond...

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MIT150

MIT is 150 years old this year. As part of the celebrations, they had a big open house today. Every department threw their doors open, gave tours, and put on exhibits. Chris spent a...

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Scuba is the new Golf

The Media Lab named its new director this week. Folks around the Lab are very excited to see what Joi Ito will bring to the Lab. On Tuesday after the announcement we had a...