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Professors show work at design museum

Professor Tod Machover and Assistant Professor Cynthia Breazeal of the Media Lab are two of 80 designers and firms represented in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum's Second "National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now" on view through Jan. 25, 2004. Visitors can sample Machover's Hyperscore software, which allows even the musically challenged to compose complex pieces by drawing on a computer screen. Breazeal's project explores artificial intelligence in a generation of robots that mimic plant and animal traits.


List Foundation Fellow to present video

Carolyn Chen (Class of 2002, architecture) will present her video, "How I Learned to Fail," on Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 6-120. The project explores an artist's discontent with her cultural identity, her family and herself. For more information, call 253-2341.


Correction

In an Arts News item in the April 16 issue of MIT Tech Talk, David Deveau was referred to as lecturer. His correct title is senior lecturer.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 7, 2003.

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