Said and Done: humanities, arts, and social sciences digest for December 2009

Said and Done is the monthly communications digest from MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. For the complete current review, visit Said and Done.   

Highlights include:

Profile | Michael Ouellette 

Senior Lecturer, Music and Theater Arts

The play’s the thing for Michael Ouellette, an actor, director, and librettist who guides MIT theater arts students to find the real depths beneath the surface of plays.  

In Memorium | Paul A. Samuelson

Nobel laureate and transformative economist

May 15, 1915 – Dec. 13, 2009


Feature | Not Easy Being Green

In her new book, historian Harriet Ritvo explains how a battle to save an English lake helped found modern environmentalism.
Story by Peter Dizikes, MIT News

Multimedia | The Future of Human Space Flight

Professor David Mindell, Director of the School's Program in Science, Technology and Society, moderates a panel discussing the findings of the committee charged with reviewing plans for U.S. Human Space Flight.

Research Portfolio | What can a game do about climate change? 

The Education Arcade, a research group of the School's Comparative Media Studies program, is planning to find out, using a "curated game" — a new genre of game that combines gameplay with museum-going and social networking. With major funding from the National Science Foundation, The Education Arcade and the Smithsonian Institution are collaborating on the development of a curated game about climate change. 

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Soundings | Current Issue
Magazine of the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
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Topics: Arts, Humanities, Social sciences


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