The increasing deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics in recent years is allowing a new approach to the study of the built environment. The way we describe and understand cities is being radically transformed—alongside the tools we use to design them and affect their physical structure. The contribution from Carlo Ratti will address these issues from a critical point of view through projects by the Senseable City Laboratory, a research initiative at MIT, where Ratti is a professor, and the design office Carlo Ratti Associati.
Generously supported by the Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events, the President’s Office, the Art and Environmental Studies departments, and the Wellesley Botanic Gardens.
Feb 25, 7:30–10 PMShoshana Zuboff: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Shoshana Zuboff, professor emerita at Harvard Business School, discusses her recent book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, and how our economy, politics, and society are increasingly being shaped by digital technologies.Event Date:Tuesday, February 25, 2020 -7:30pm to 10:00pm
Apr 14, 4 PMThe Betsy Wood Knapp ’64 Lecture
Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, and Megan Núñez discuss racial relations in the U.S. and how to facilitate conversations about race and inclusion among young people.Event Date:Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 4:00pm
Mar 12, 3:30–5 PM
Apr 16, 4:30 PMK-12 School Choice and The Liberal Arts: The Student Fellows Lecture
The Freedom Project welcomes Jamie Gass for a discussion on the variety of school options, the legal and political barriers to greater choice, and the importance of time-tested academic content in primary and secondary education.Event Date:Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 4:30pm