The MIT Media Lab’s moral rot.


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The MIT Media Lab. Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Unmadindu/Wikipedia When I first started visiting the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s famed…
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4 days ago by marcinignac
The MIT Media Lab. Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Unmadindu/Wikipedia When I first started visiting the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s famed…
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5 days ago by davejavou
Over the course of the past century, MIT became one of the best brands in the world, a name that confers instant credibility and stature on all who are associated with it. Rather than protect the inherent specialness of this brand, the Media Lab soiled it again and again by selling its prestige to banks, drug companies, petroleum companies, carmakers, multinational retailers, at least one serial sexual predator, and others who hoped to camouflage their avarice with the sheen of innovation. There is a big difference between taking money from someone like Epstein and taking it from Nike or the Department of Defense, but the latter choices pave the way for the former. It is easy to understand why Jeffrey Epstein wanted to get involved with the Media Lab. Unfortunately, it is also easy to understand why Joi Ito got involved with Jeffrey Epstein. The only bad donations were the ones that weren’t received.
MIT  MITMediaLab  JeffreyEpstein  commercialisation  sellout  Slate  2019 
5 days ago by inspiral
When I first started visiting the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s famed Media Lab in 2007, the place actually looked like an idea factory. Giant containers of liquid nitrogen littered the hallways. There seemed to be some kind of robot around every corner. September 09, 2019 at 09:08AM
6 days ago by colin.eide
journalists soon learned that Epstein enjoyed giving money to scientists almost as much as he enjoyed coercing girls into sex.
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7 days ago by maoxian
Favorite tweet:

This is worth reading: “MIT had chosen not to aid Aaron Swartz in part because doing so could have sent the wrong message to its institutional partners, which might have interpreted the gesture as MIT coming out as soft on content piracy.” https://t.co/38JqnzqG50

— april glaser (@aprilaser) September 8, 2019
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8 days ago by Apreche
RT : The MIT Media Lab’s moral rot.
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8 days ago by benny
This is worth reading: “MIT had chosen not to aid Aaron Swartz in part because doing so could have sent the wrong message to its institutional partners, which…
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8 days ago by mathewi
RT : I wrote about the moral vacuity of the MIT Media Lab:
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8 days ago by kohlmannj
The MIT Media Lab’s moral rot.
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8 days ago by gkamp
Like its parent university, the famed laboratory became far too comfortable selling its prestige. Even to Jeffrey Epstein.
9 days ago by geetarista
RT : Read on the MIT Media Lab, "long academia’s fanciest glue trap for morally elastic rich people.”
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9 days ago by maura
«The only bad donations were the ones that weren’t received.»
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9 days ago by brunoboutot
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9 days ago by ichthyos