Heather Paxson, an associate professor in MIT's Anthropology Program, studies the people and culture behind the renaissance of artisanal cheese making in the United States.
Find out more about the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center at MIT (SSRC): http://ssrc.mit.edu/ Recorded Feb. 6, 2013
Takayama applies the tools of social science to make robots easier to live and work with.
Professor Sherry Turkle, founder and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, believes that the time is ripe for widespread rethinking of the way we interact through technology. An expert on mobile devices, social networking, and sociable robotics, she ...
Stu Schmill of the MIT Admissions Office puts Stephen Colbert on notice for trashing MIT during a recent interview with Richard Hersh on the Colbert Report.
Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication -- and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.
It is among the grandest topics in scholarship: Why do some nations, such as the United States, become wealthy and powerful, while others remain stuck in poverty? And why do some of those powers, from ancient Rome to the modern Soviet Union, expand and then collapse? From Adam Smith and Max ...
This video demonstrates how to access a sampling of company-level environmental, social, and governance data using ThomsonReuters' Datastream.
Social Protest in Imperial Japan: The Hibiya Riot of 1905. Professor Andrew Gordon. Harvard University. Part of MIT Visualizing Cultures.
Visualizing the Boxer Uprising: A Kaleidoscopic View. PowerPoint by Ellen Sebring. Presented by Peter Perdue. Part of MIT Visualizing Cultures.
Part of the "Common Threads" video, produced for the MIT 150th celebration, this clip features the vital role of humanities, arts, and social sciences at MIT.
Though trained as an environmental economist, Claudia Octaviano is currently working towards her PhD in the Engineering Systems Division at MIT. But an economist among engineers isn't as odd as it sounds; Claudia's program integrates engineering, social sciences, and ...
The 50th anniversary celebration for arts and humanities programs at MIT featured several symposia and a medal ceremony held on Oct. 6-7, 2000.
The bottom-line mentality that swept American life in the last few decades, often overriding considerations of principle and professionalism in business, politics, the arts, higher education, journalism and other spheres, left its mark on philanthropy and the ...