Tag: Cambridge (Mass)

M.I.T. Media Lab, Already Rattled by the Epstein Scandal, Has a New Worry

The M.I.T. Media Lab, an unconventional research center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been under scrutiny since August, when its financial ties to the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein became public. Now researchers who worked at the lab say that one of its high-profile scientific projects was promoted with misleading claims. At the […]

Read More

Jeffrey Epstein’s Donations Create a Schism at M.I.T.’s Revered Media Lab

Joichi Ito gave himself some advice in 2008: “Reminder to self,” he wrote on Twitter. “Don’t invest with or take money from assholes.” Then, over the next decade, he accepted about $1.7 million from Jeffrey Epstein. That money from Mr. Epstein, the disgraced financier who killed himself in jail last month while facing federal sex-trafficking […]

Read More

From ‘Homewrecker’ to Caretaker

She’s tall for a Chinese woman, built like an Olympic volleyball player. Her torso is long, her face wide. Dark pink powder accents her cheekbones. “Peasant features,” my mother used to say. “Not beautiful, not even pretty!” My father disagreed. Twenty-five years ago, he left my mother for this woman, a graduate student in his […]

Read More

Jeffrey Epstein Donations to M.I.T. Will Be Focus of University Inquiry

A week after Joichi Ito, the director of the M.I.T. Media Lab, apologized for his ties to the disgraced New York financier Jeffrey Epstein, the president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced that the university would investigate its dealings with Mr. Epstein. In an email sent Thursday evening to the M.I.T. community that was […]

Read More

Smile, Your City Is Watching You

Walking through the streets of New York City, you can feel the thrill of being lost in the crowd. As throngs of people filter past, each going about their days, it seems possible to blend in without being noticed. But as municipalities and companies pursue the dream of “smart cities,” creating hyper-connected urban spaces designed […]

Read More