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Final IAP lecture today at MIT 11-12

Good morning! I plan to attempt to stream the lecture part of our visuals today live on our Facebook page and make a deeper video in the next few weeks that will include much more. Follow along today if you like (and if it works) but please don’t feel that you are missing anything if you don’t see the talk live.

Our presentation will only become richer  in the next few weeks when it’s mixed with all of the images, video and amazement that came out of the last month of work at MIT.

One of the truly beautiful things about this project is that our connections are time-independent; in fact the more people who see an idea at different times, the happier it is in propagating, I think. And we have a lot of discovery to share. These visuals are mostly history, recent and ancient.

In the final cut of this talk, I’ll also include film of Joke van Biesen showing some of her larger pieces. Most of the work shown in these images is on display today at MIT – Building 34, Room 101, the large ground floor auditorium.

Tell your phone GPS “MIT Building 34” and enter on the Vassar Street side. It looks like this. Parking is tough around campus. I greatly prefer to park somewhere easy and Uber, train or bus to MIT.


beady hugs!

Click here to view the PDF of some of the images I will discuss:

MIT IAP 2019 slideshow FEB 1      (this is a large file; lots of images)

And here is the video I will be discussing, shot by Ben Ged Low in our classroom last week:

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Kate McKinnon has devoted herself to the study of how things are done, and how they could be done better. Find her at or on some city street, walking fast, smiling at strangers.

One comment on “Final IAP lecture today at MIT 11-12

  1. Cath
    February 1, 2019

    What a joy to see this video! I sat here smiling and smiling and smiling.

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