MIT Issues Long-Awaited Report On Aaron Swartz Case
MIT has released an internal review of their handling of Aaron Swartz, a programmer and Internet activist who committed suicide in January after being charged with hacking into the institute's computers and downloading millions of articles from the digital academic database JSTOR.
MIT Completes the “Holy Grail of Hacks,” Turns Building Into a Playable Game of Tetris [Slideshow + Video]
The students at MIT love a good hack, but what’s better than playing a game while doing it? This week, a team took over the side of MIT’s Green Building and turned it into a giant, playable, multi-color Tetris game.
MIT Makes A (Really Bad) Princess Leia Hologram
Using a hacked Kinect and 16 lo-res infrared cameras, the MIT Media Lab created this structured light moving image of a reenactment of Princess Leia's call for help from Star Wars. Making its premiere at the Practical Holography XXV conference in San Francisco (well, that exists), the final product leaves a little to be desired and I'm not just talking about the grad student's acting skills. (Source, Via)
Extreme Origami Sculptures At MIT
I never thought I'd hear extreme and origami in the same sentence, but the guys at MIT mean serious business when they fold their paper squares. This isn't your beginner paper crane either- it's crazy, complicated dragonflies that take weeks to complete! That is dedication.