We’re in the middle of the MIThenge: for a few afternoons in late January and in November, the sun shines straight down the 825’ Infinite Corridor. Learn more here.
(thanks to Georgy for the reminder!)

We’re in the middle of the MIThenge: for a few afternoons in late January and in November, the sun shines straight down the 825’ Infinite Corridor. Learn more here.

(thanks to Georgy for the reminder!)

"I’m also in Cambridge, literally around the corner from MIT. Some punk kids probably saw this [tank of liquid nitrogen], punk being relative, and came after it. On one level I give them a little bit of credit, although I wouldn’t in any way endorse it."

Tony Maws, chef of Craigie on Main, blames punk-ass MIT kids for stealing a liquid nitrogen cylinder from behind the restaurant. Details.

"Punk being relative." Snort.

"Keyboard Cat has a posse," at MIT, of course.
(well-spotted, Mihi!)

"Keyboard Cat has a posse," at MIT, of course.

(well-spotted, Mihi!)

Intrigued? More information on the associated course at MIT’s Open Course Ware: 6.001.

Intrigued? More information on the associated course at MIT’s Open Course Ware: 6.001.

Nerdtown’s favourite comic, xkcd, on sale at the MIT Bookstore.
(thanks, Michael)

Nerdtown’s favourite comic, xkcd, on sale at the MIT Bookstore.

(thanks, Michael)

MIT’s interactive map lets you toggle a display of all the public art on campus, and you can get information on each piece. Shown above, one of my favourites.

MIT’s interactive map lets you toggle a display of all the public art on campus, and you can get information on each piece. Shown above, one of my favourites.

Spotted on the MIT campus and posted on the MIT Alumni Blog.
If the design of the poster doesn’t mean anything to you, you may want to check out this and this.
[hat tip: Adam]

Spotted on the MIT campus and posted on the MIT Alumni Blog.

If the design of the poster doesn’t mean anything to you, you may want to check out this and this.

[hat tip: Adam]

A brief history of the MIT campus and its role in Cambridge, MA, including a slideshow of how it has evolved over the years.

(via Scott Kirsner)

Lindsey Mysse suggests that the kilosmoot needs to be in common usage.
(what’s a smoot?)

Lindsey Mysse suggests that the kilosmoot needs to be in common usage.

(what’s a smoot?)

The New Music Marathon at MIT.
The reason why it’s cross-posted here from the zed equals zee Tumblr is because the program includes the premiere of a piece by Tod Machover (of Death and the Powers, the robot opera), the Chomsky Suite. And it will feature Noam Chomsky.

The New Music Marathon at MIT.

The reason why it’s cross-posted here from the zed equals zee Tumblr is because the program includes the premiere of a piece by Tod Machover (of Death and the Powers, the robot opera), the Chomsky Suite. And it will feature Noam Chomsky.