Two academics to leave Media Lab over Epstein ties
Matias wrote that he “cannot with integrity" do his work within the MIT Media Lab.
Residence exploration, orientation, registration
Welcome to MIT! First-year and graduate student orientation begin Aug. 25.
College of Computing Task Force working group final reports available
The Curricula and Degrees working group examined various options for new curriculum development, including providing “Programming, Computation, and Data” instructors for computationally intensive non-CS subjects and a summer program for first-year students with little computational background.
The zebra did it
From ‘Marley & Me’ to ‘A Dog’s Purpose,’ we’ve come to know what to expect with movies about man’s best friend: wholesomeness, innocent perspectives, and tears. ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ follows these trends while also introducing a dose of pensiveness via Enzo, sagely voiced by Kevin Costner.
What is left unsaid
‘The Farewell’ provides a nuanced take on Chinese and American cultures and family dynamics. With an outstanding cast and beautiful cinematography, the film is emotional and personal in a way that reveals love and strength within a family despite tension and cultural differences.
A pointless remake
Before I start criticizing why Disney bothered making the movie in the first place, I will admit that it’s beautifully made. If nothing else, ‘The Lion King’ can show off how far we’ve come in the realm of CGI.
Lost then found
I can now say for sure that Pixar has done a great job in ensuring the ‘Toy Story’ movies stay strong on their own as well as together. I welcome ‘Toy Story 4’ as a great sequel and probable end to the saga of Woody and Buzz Lightyear.