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Remaking MIT

MIT has undertaken campuswide construction projects that will alter the face of the Institute.
February 1, 2003

It’s been about 25 years since MIT’s last building boom, but the billion-dollar construction program now under way will change the face of campus more than any other since the original buildings went up in 1916. Many of the structures recently finished or under construction are as innovative as the work that goes on inside them. “These buildings are metaphors for what we do,” says President Charles M. Vest HM. “They represent a bold and confident institution. We also hope they symbolize adventurous and innovative people who are willing to take different paths.” The first three buildings of this campus renewal opened last fall.

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Five poems about the mind

DREAM VENDING MACHINE I feed it coins and watch the spring coil back,the clunk of a vacuum-packed, foil-wrappeddream dropping into the tray. It dispenses all kinds of dreams—bad dreams, good dreams,short nightmares to stave off worse ones, recurring dreams with a teacake marshmallow center.Hardboiled caramel dreams to tuck in your cheek,a bag of orange dreams…

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panpsychism concept

Is everything in the world a little bit conscious?

The idea that consciousness is widespread is attractive to many for intellectual and, perhaps, also emotional
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