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3 Questions with media scholar Sulafa Zidani
On tech, culture, and transnational perspective
Merging storytelling and technology, "The Conquered" comes together in true MIT fashion
MIT professors collaborate at a whirlwind pace to create and stage a play inspired by advances in neurotechnology
Uncovering the rich connections between South Asia and MIT
Showcased in a new exhibit, student research explores the long history of South Asians at the Institute
Should we tax robots?
Study suggests a robot levy — but only a modest one — could help combat the effects of automation on income inequality in the U.S.
Ethics, Computing, and AI
Faculty from all five MIT schools offer perspectives on the societal and ethical implications of emerging technologies.
Culture is a meaning-making practice.
Anthropologist Heather Paxson on the nature of culture and being part of the MIT community
The Sound of a Sunset
MIT's Digital Humanities Lab unveils the
How do we live now?
MIT's Council for the Uncertain Human Future convenes small circle groups to reckon with the climate crisis in solidarity.
Can the world change course on climate?
Political scientist Nazli Choucri on challenges and hopes for global coordination.
The moral calculus of climate change
In a "mathy" philosophy class, students explore the ethical implications of living in a warming world.
Undergrads, take a virtual tour of MIT's Humanities, Arts, and Social Science fields. Discover which options are the most meaningful for your goals.
Tour the Fields of Study
Lighting the Path
Discover the research, dedication, and vision that enables MIT economists to improve life for millions of people across the nation and the world. Video
Exploring Morality at MIT
Philosophy PhD student Eliza Wells investigates how our social roles influence our moral lives.
Exploring education from all angles
Senior David Spicer advocates for students at MIT and beyond as he cultivates his interest in education policy Story
Envisioning the Future of Computing Prize
The Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing (SERC) invites MIT students to envision the future of computing. Submissions due Feb. 28. Learn more
Help solve the political, cultural, and economic dimensions of climate change.
MIT Climate Portal: Humanistic Research and Perspectives