How “information gerrymandering” influences voters

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

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

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

Fright makes right | MIT News

Eugenie Brinkema studies the aesthetics and ethics of horror films.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
March 28, 2018 ~6 min

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

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 • mit
Nov. 30, 2017 ~5 min

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

Wearable device reveals consumer emotions | MIT News

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

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
July 12, 2017 ~9 min

Tags:  health  startups  big-data  industry  research  sensors  medical-devices  behavior  media-lab  school-of-architecture-and-planning  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  alumniae  education-teaching-academics  film-and-television  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 • mit
June 28, 2017 ~8 min

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

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 • mit
March 14, 2017 ~14 min

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

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 • mit
March 10, 2017 ~6 min

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

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 • mit
March 3, 2017 ~9 min

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

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 • mit
Feb. 27, 2017 ~11 min

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

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