How “information gerrymandering” influences voters

Study analyzes how networks can distort voters’ perceptions and change election results.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Sept. 4, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: politics voting-and-elections behavioral-economics game-theory networks research social-media technology-and-society film-and-television government political-science sloan-school-of-management

Fright makes right | MIT News

Eugenie Brinkema studies the aesthetics and ethics of horror films.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | March 28, 2018
~6 mins |

Tags:  literature  languages-and-writing  film-and-television  arts  faculty  profile  shass

Vivienne Sze shares Engineering Emmy Award with colleagues | MIT News

Associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science was part of a group that earned acclaim for work on a new video compression standard.

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | Nov. 30, 2017
~5 mins |

Tags:  school-of-engineering  computer-science-and-technology  awards-honors-and-fellowships  faculty  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  video  film-and-television  research-laboratory-of-electronics

Wearable device reveals consumer emotions | MIT News

Startup’s stress sensor tracks users’ unconscious responses to products and experiences.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | July 12, 2017
~9 mins |

Tags:  research  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  startups  alumniae  media-lab  school-of-architecture-and-planning  sensors  industry  behavior  big-data  medical-devices  health  film-and-television  education-teaching-academics  wearable-sensors

Two MIT documentaries win New England Emmy Awards | MIT News

The Department of Mechanical Engineering's “Water Is Life” and MIT Video Productions' “A Bold Move” take home top honors in separate categories.

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering | June 28, 2017
~8 mins |

Tags:  film-and-television  video  awards-honors-and-fellowships  mechanical-engineering  desalination  developing-countries  india  school-of-engineering  history-of-mit  century-in-cambridge  cambridge-boston-and-region  mit-museum  office-of-digital-learning

Media Lab sets sights on space | MIT News

MIT Media Lab event, Beyond the Cradle, launches a new initiative to explore the final frontier.

Margaret Evans | MIT Media Lab | March 14, 2017
~14 mins |

Tags:  special-events-and-guest-speakers  media-lab  eaps  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  nasa  industry  space-exploration  space  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science  earth-and-atmospheric-sciences  astrophysics  exoplanets  film-and-television  arts  design  school-of-architecture-and-planning  school-of-science  school-of-engineering  stem-education  k-12-education

Vivek Bald awarded Levitan Prize in the Humanities, named Whiting Public Engagement Fellow | MIT News

Both awards support Bald's research-based media projects on South Asian American communities.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences | March 10, 2017
~6 mins |

Tags:  faculty  awards-honors-and-fellowships  history  comparative-media-studieswriting  citizenship  immigration  policy  film-and-television  shass  middle-east  asia

Mens et Manus America initiative launches with documentary event | MIT News

Over 200 students and faculty attend kickoff as SHASS and Sloan begin an exploration of current U.S. social, political, economic challenges.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences | March 3, 2017
~9 mins |

Tags:  community  special-events-and-guest-speakers  politics  anthropology  economics  voting-and-elections  inequality  globalization  jobs  business-and-management  film-and-television  manufacturing  political-science  sociology  shass  sloan-school-of-management

3Q: Leora Cooper on the legacy of her grandmother, Mildred Dresselhaus | MIT News

After Dresselhaus’ recent passing, GE invited PhD candidate Leora Cooper to walk the red carpet at the 2017 Academy Awards in her grandmother's stead.

Danielle Randall | Department of Chemistry | Feb. 27, 2017
~11 mins |

Tags:  women-in-stem  faculty  students  graduate-postdoctoral  chemistry  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  physics  diversity-and-inclusion  film-and-television  science-communications  school-of-science  school-of-engineering

MIT senior Lilly Chin wins “Jeopardy!” College Championship | MIT News

Chin takes the $100,000 grand prize, surpassing 14 on-air contestants and thousands of applicants from colleges around the U.S.

Elizabeth Durant | Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education | Feb. 24, 2017
~8 mins |

Tags:  contests-and-academic-competitions  students  undergraduate  film-and-television  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  mechanical-engineering  comparative-media-studieswriting  school-of-engineering  shass

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