Posts Tagged ‘MIT’

295-Foot-Tall Game of Tetris

April 25, 2019

MIT Students turned the Green Building on campus into a giant, playable Tetris game in 2012. 53 of the building’s windows became the game’s falling colored blocks on a  80 by 250 foot “screen.”

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“The ‘holy grail’ of hacks,” Jessica J. Pourian, The Tech

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1973 Computer predicts the end of civilization. We’re right on track.

September 5, 2018

“In 1973, a computer program was developed at MIT to model global sustainability. Instead, it predicted that by 2040 our civilization would end. While many in history have made apocalyptic predictions that have so far failed to materialize, what the computer envisioned in the 1970s has by and large been coming true. Could the machine be right?”

— Paul Ratner, Big Think

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Civilization and Its Discontents

May 31, 2012

Civilization and Its Discontents

Mankind’s ancient torment now is ended.

From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: a bottle that lets you extract the last drop of ketchup.

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DJ is MIT BMOC

December 15, 2011

DJ is MIT BMOC

Joi Ito is a digital activist, entrepreneur, innovation evangelist and venture capitalist. He has also been a DJ and nightclub owner. His present job is Director of the MIT Media Lab, and he says it’s a lot like being a DJ:

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