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How to Make a Superhero
April 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Speaker: Fadel Adib, Zhao Qin, Christopher Robichaud, Sarah Zaidan
Cambridge Science Festival
Every April the MIT Museum presents the Cambridge Science Festival in collaboration with the City of Cambridge, community organizations, schools, universities, and businesses. Come to the Museum and enjoy a week filled with workshops, hands-on activities, demonstrations, tours and more.
Have you ever wondered what goes into becoming a superhero? What is a super suit made out of, and how hard is it to maintain a secret identity? Join us for a evening of “speed geeking” and engaging conversations with super researchers who know a bit about the gadgets, materials, and psyche of superheroes.
X-ray Vision: Wireless Systems that See Through Walls by Fadel Adib – Assistant Professor, Media Lab, MIT
Spiderman’s Spidersilk by Zhao Qin – Research Scientist, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT
Ethics and Moral Dilemmas of Superheroes by Christopher Robichaud – Lecturer, Ethics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
The Adventures of Ms. Meta: The Female Superhero and her Cultural Importance by Sarah Zaidan – Assistant Professor, Dept of Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College
Open to: the general public
Cost: $20/$25 at the door (ages 21+)
Sponsor(s): MIT Museum
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