When the Red Sox made it to the World Series in 2007, the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences turned on the Green Building’s lights to spell out SOX. For Game 6 of the 2013 World Series, MIT students went a step further, reproducing the Boston B in color. They’d already installed custom-built wireless LED boards in 153 windows to convert the building’s south face into a giant game of Tetris in 2012. Displaying the B on the building’s 17 x 9 pixel “screen,” which spans more than 80 by 250 feet, required only writing a new program. So as the boys in beards clinched the series in Fenway Park for the first time since 1918, MIT beamed its technicolor support from across the Charles.
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has quit Google
Hinton will be speaking at EmTech Digital on Wednesday.
Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review
Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.