Sunday, December 04, 2011

Energy (and Other) Events - December 4, 2011

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I was away from computers all this past week, doing some serious relaxing with friends in a beautiful place. Regular writing should resume next week.


MIT Future of Electric Grid: An Interdisciplinary Study
Monday, December 5, 2011
12:30 PM Eastern
Webcast at


"Investigating the Gulf Oil Spill: Challenges and Opportunities"
Monday, December 5, 2011
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Energy Technology Innovation Policy/ Consortium for Energy Policy Research
Energy Policy Seminar Series:

Speaker: Richard Lazarus, Harvard Law School

Lunch will be provided.

Contact Name: Louisa Lund,


Interconnected Energy Grids - a Future for Electric Energy
Monday, December 5, 2011
Tufts, Cabot 108b, The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford

Aleksandar Stanković, Alvin H. Howell Professor in Electrical Engineering

The area of energy processing, which includes power electronics, electric drives and power systems, is at a crossroads. Its challenges are both external (contribution to climate change, nonfunctional markets) and internal (inability to integrate renewable sources and efficient loads). The promise of energy processing comes from a growing array of potentially transformative technologies that currently exist in energy components, power electronics, distributed sensing, and networked control. The first part of this talk will review available energy technologies, and outline salient features of the existing energy systems. The second part will outline desirable future developments in electric energy systems with an emphasis on interconnection of networks with different energy carriers.

How to Organize a Resilience Circle: Live Discussion Webinar

Monday December 5

3pm EST for an interactive webinar about organizing a Resilience Circle!

Register here.

We’ll talk about how to start a group for your community, including:

finding an organizing partner

finding participants through "base communities" and the "linking method"

how to share the idea of a circle with others

some notes on the curriculum
You will receive a confirmation email after registering with information about how to join the webinar.

Before the webinar, please take 10 - 15 minutes to familiarize yourself with the Resilience Circle seven-session curriculum. Contact us ( for an electronic copy.

Register for the free webinar here:

Sarah Byrnes
Find us on Facebook
Follow us @ResilienCircles

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows(R) 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh(R)-based attendees
Required: Mac OS(R) X 10.4.11 (Tiger(R)) or newer


The Dark Side: Reporting on the War on Terror
WHEN Mon., Dec. 5, 2011, 4 – 6 p.m.
WHERE CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, room S-030
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Ethics, Lecture, Social Sciences
SPEAKER(S) Roger Cohen, New York Times columnist and Shorenstein Fellow, and Carlotta Gall, reporter for The New York Times and Nieman Fellow


Thermodynamic analysis of the deposited carbon on the anode of solid-oxide fuel cells
Monday, December 05, 2011
MIT, Building 1-242, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Won Yong Lee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, M.I.T.
Center for Energy and Propulsion Research - Reacting Gas Dynamics Seminar
Won Yong Lee is a Ph.D. student in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. Won Yong's research focuses on modeling of SOFCs using hydrocarbon fuels. He completed his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at MIT in 2006, receiving the Padmakar P. Lele student award for outstanding research and thesis. A Samsung Scholarship supports his graduate study at MIT. Prior to coming to MIT, Won Yong earned his B.S. degree from Seoul National University in 2001, and worked as an engineer at Hyundai Heavy Industries.

Fuel cells are well known for their clean power-generation capability. A significant amount of research is focused on the development of hydrocarbon-fueled fuel cells as an alternative to hydrogen-fuel ones. This eliminates the challenges of hydrogen storage and delivery and the need to first produce hydrogen from hydrocarbon sources. The most promising fuel cell for conversion of hydrocarbon fuels is a solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC). However, SOFCs operating with hydrocarbon fuels and a conventional Ni/YSZ anode suffer from performance degradation due to carbon formation and deposition on anode surfaces caused by internal reforming and conversion of the hydrocarbon. Since a kinetic model for carbon deposition is not yet fully developed, the problem has been analyzed mostly from a thermodynamic standpoint. However, the ability to predict the likelihood and extent of carbon deposition from a thermodynamic analysis are not always successful because the deposited carbon is typically assumed to be bulk graphite regardless of the actual carbon structure. In this talk, I will discuss (1) three types of carbon-deposit structures and their formation/growth mechanisms, and (2) how to incorporate this knowledge into the thermodynamic analysis in order to improve predictions of carbon deposition.

Refreshments will be provided.

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): RGD Lab

For more information, contact: Jeff Hanna


The Fate of Civic Education in a Connected World: A "Fred Friendly" Seminar
Monday, December 5, 6:00 pm
Harvard, Austin East Classroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School, 1515 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Free and Open to the Public; RSVP required for those attending in person at

Featuring Professor Charles Nesson as Provocateur and Ellen Condliffe Lagemann (Bard College), Peter Levine (Tufts University), Harry Lewis (Harvard SEAS), Elizabeth Lynn (Project on Civic Reflection) and Juan Carlos de Martin (Berkman Center) as participants.

Civic education is the cultivation of knowledge and traits that sustain democratic self-governance. The broad agreement that civic education is important disintegrates under close scrutiny. As the social networks of individuals become less based on geography and more based on friendships and common interests, consensus on shared civic values seems harder to achieve. American education is under stress at every level, and schools and colleges must re-imagine their commitment to civic education. This seminar will probe tensions that make civic education difficult, for example:

What's the problem? Doesn't everyone agree that civic education is important? Is civic education being squeezed out in schools, either because of the demands of subject testing or the desire to avoid political controversy?
Does the connectedness of social media support or impair the sorts of connections that lead to active citizenship?
Every tertiary institution wants to be a "global university." What, if any, are the civic responsibilities of a global institution? What civic values are transnational? Should American students learn the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
What about civic education outside of school--for adults, prisoners, and the home-schooled, for example?
Then there was model UN; now there are online simulations. Do they achieve the same ends?
Does civic education include instruction in civic activism, using social media for example?
With connectedness come instantaneity and constant interruptions. Is it even possible to maintain anyone's attention on understanding anything as subtle as the complexities of representative government?
This lively, "Fred Friendly" style seminar is timed to coincide with publication of two edited volumes: Teaching America: The Case for Civic Education (David Feith, ed.; Rowman & Littlefield), and What is College For?: The Public Purpose of Higher Education (Ellen Condliffe Lagemann and Harry Lewis, eds.)


Bioclimatic Devices and Adaptations at Alijares Palace (Alhambra, 14th century) and other Nasrid Buildings

Monday, December 05, 2011


MIT, Building 7-431, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge


Speaker: Luis Jose Garcia Pulido, Post-Doctoral Fellow, AKPIA@MIT

Web site:

Open to: the general public
Cost: FREE
Sponsor(s): Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
For more information, contact:
Jose Luis Arguello


Elijah Wald Presents the History & Early Blues' Traditions

Monday, December 05, 2011


MIT, Building 4-231, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Elijah Wald

Bluesologist and author Elijah Wald presents the history and early traditions of the blues.

Open to: the general public

Cost: free

Sponsor(s): Literature Section


CReM Seminar Series: "Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells, Where Is This All Taking Us" with Juan Enriquez
Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011
9:00am until 10:00am
Evans Biomedical Research Center, X Building, 650 Albany Street (X715), Boston
Speaker(s): Juan Enriquez

Juan Enriquez is a leading authority on the economic impact of life sciences on business and society and is a respected business leader and entrepreneur. He is a Managing Director at Excel Medical Ventures, a life sciences venture capital firm. Prior to Excel, Juan was the founding Director of the Harvard Business School's Life Sciences Project, and then founder of Biotechonomy which invested in BioTrove, Xcellerex, and Synthetic Genomics, a company he co founded with Drs. J. Craig Venter and Hamilton Smith to apply life sciences to energy markets.

The Harvard Business Review showcased his ideas as one of the breakthrough concepts in its first HBR List. Fortune profiled him as Mr. Gene. Time asked him to co-organize the life sciences summit commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of DNA. Seed picked his ideas as one of fifty that "shaped our identity, our culture, and the world as we know it."

In addition, he is well known for giving a number of the popular TED talks, highlighting the future of biotechnology and the profound changes that advances in life sciences will have in business, politics, and society. He is the author of As The Future Catches You, which provided an accurate blueprint of how a bio-based economy changes industries and corporations, and The Untied States of America, which looks at the forces threatening America's future as a unified country. His latest publication is an eBook, Homo Evolutis: A Short Tour of our New Species, which describes a world where humans increasingly shape their environment, themselves, and other species. He graduated from Harvard with a B.A. and an M.B.A., both with honors.

Watch Juan's TED talks at:

Open to General Public
Admission is free
More Info
Contact: Pulmonary Center
Amulya Iyer


Congress is considering several bills that would censor the Internet and emulate China by creating a Great Firewall of the US.

*Join us on Dec. 6th to tell the Congress: Don?t Censor the Internet!*

Noon, Tuesday, December 6th.
JFK Federal Building, Cambridge St. entrance
Next to Boston City Hall Plaza

We will bring our fight against the censoring the Internet directly to Senator Brown?s Boston office on Tuesday, December 6th. We will meet at noon in front of the JFK Federal Building near the Cambridge St. entrance next to Boston City Hall Plaza. Please join us in telling Senator Brown and the Massachusetts Congressional delegation that they must oppose efforts to censor the Internet.

*NOTE: *Check for updated information on this rally and efforts to stop Congress from censoring the net.

*Why we oppose censoring the Internet*
Our Information Packet for Senators Regarding PIPA and CFSA

is available. We hope you will find it a useful reference when considering the implications of these harmful bills.

This rally is being organized by the Massachusetts Pirate Party.

Editorial Comment: This is an important issue and the comparison to China's Great Firewall to this legislation is not an exaggeration but confirmed by Rebecca McKinnon, former CNN China correspondent and co-founder of Global Voices Online (, a great resource to learn about the news of the world from people living in the countries they write about. I also find it interesting that there is a MA Pirate Party, a name and idea that is spreading internationally.


Urban Citizenship and Community-Based Conservation in Indonesia
WHEN Tue., Dec. 6, 2011, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 100-North, Room 106
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Classes/Workshops, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
CONTACT INFO Trisiawati Bantacut:, 617.384.8156
NOTE Please join us as two Harvard student recipients of HKS Indonesia Program travel research grants present their work. Jaclyn Sachs, candidate for master’s degree in urban planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, will discuss the interplay between conceptions of urban citizenship and land contestation struggles in Indonesia. Sachi Oshima, bachelor’s degree candidate at Harvard College, will share her internship experience at Project ASRI in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Indonesia Research Fellow Inka Yusgiantoro will serve as a moderator. Offered every January-term and during the summer, HKS Indonesia student research grants encourages students from across Harvard University to apply their analytical skills to challenges in Indonesia through both internship as well as independent research projects.


Electricity Market Design and the Green Agenda
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
MIT, Building 4-145, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Speaker: Prof. William W. Hogan

Energy & Environment Community Lecture/Discussion Series

Prof. William W. Hogan from Harvard Kennedy School will join us to discuss electricity sector's role in addressing climate change through improved efficiency, development of renewable energy, and use of low-carbon fuels--which creates expanded demands for and of electricity restructuring.

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club, Energy & Environment Community

For more information, contact:
MIT Energy Club


Optimal Information Revelation

Tuesday, December 06, 2011


MIT, Building E62-550, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Speaker: Anton Kolotilin (MIT)

Web site:
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): MIT/Sloan Seminar in Organizational Economics
For more information, contact: Theresa Benevento


Engineering the Microstructural Architecture of New Materials Using Freedom and Constraint Topologies
Tuesday, December 06, 2011


MIT, Building 3-270, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Jonathan Hopkins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The ability to design and fabricate microstructural architecture enables the creation of new materials that possess radically superior properties from those currently achieved by composites, alloys, and other naturally occurring materials. The Freedom and Constraint Topologies (FACT) synthesis approach has been successfully applied to the design and optimization of such new materials (e.g., materials with large negative Poisson's ratios and zero/negative thermal expansion coefficients). The basis for FACT is a comprehensive library of geometric shapes that represent the mathematics of screw theory and enable designers to visualize all the regions wherein various microstructural elements may be placed for achieving desired bulk material properties. In this way, designers may rapidly consider and compare every microstructural concept that best satisfies the design requirements before selecting the final concept.

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): MechE Seminar Series

For more information, contact:
Ian Hunter


"IN THE DOCK: Lawrence Lessig Interrogates Jack Abramoff about Corruption"
WHEN Tue., Dec. 6, 2011, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
WHERE Ames Courtroom (Austin Hall 200), Harvard Law School, 1515 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Ethics, Law, Lecture, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
SPEAKER(S) Jack Abramoff and Professor Lawrence Lessig
COST Free and open to the public
NOTE Seating is limited. Overflow seating will be available.
The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics has had a long list of great souls offering their insight about ethics, philosophy, and the question of institutional corruption. With this event, we launch an occasional series drawing on people from the other side of that ethical line. The "In the Dock" series will, when appropriate and edifying, interview the guilty, not the innocent or inspirational. In this first of the series, Professor Lessig will interview Jack Abramoff about corruption and the nature of lobbying. We hope you will join us.


Join Boston Climate Action Network this Wednesday Evening to Plan the Future of the Climate Movement
Dimensions of Resilience: A Potluck and Discussion

Tuesday, December 6
6-9 pm
at the Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine Street, Jamaica Plain

All are welcome to join this potluck and talk, featuring local activists working on the artistic, food, spiritual, and equity dimensions of Community Resilience. We'll hear from:
Andi Sutton, a JP performance artist - on the artistic dimensions
Jim Bukle, farmer at Allandale Farm - on the food sustainability dimensions
Lilli Nye, minister at West Roxbury UU church - on the spiritual dimensions
Juan Gonzalez, community organizer at JP NDC - on the social justice and equity dimensionsYouth Ambassadors from Bikes Not Bombs, to talk with us about their work creating an after school bike shop at Boys and Girls Clubs.
Q&A will be followed by break out groups on a variety of issues.

Please bring a dish to share for the meal.


CSE Fraunhofer AR Project Introduction
Tuesday, December 06, 2011


MIT, Building 56-114, 25 Ames Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Daniel Kokonowski

Dan recently joined Fraunhofer USA Center for Sustainable Energy to head the development and implementation of Augmented Reality (AR) in coordination with the Building Technology Showcase (BTS).

The BTS is Fraunhofer CSE's plan to retrofit a historic building in South Boston's Innovation District, transforming it into a living laboratory and test bed for the latest technologies in sustainable energy systems. The BTS will also include an Interactive Lobby Showcase.

With the design and layout headed by Daniel, the showcase will deploy the use of the latest Audio/Visual technologies developed by Fraunhofer and industry partners. This is including, but not limited to; interactive hand gesturing displays, facial recognition software, 3-D televisions, and potentially bidirectional OLED microdisplays.

Web site:
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Entrepreneurs Club

For more information, contact:
MIT Solar Decathlon


“Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs (InVEST): What role does scientific information on ecosystem services play in decision-making?”
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
12:00pm - 1:30pm
124 Mt Auburn Street, Suite 160, Room 105, Cambridge

Emily McKenzie, Natural Capital Project
Lunch will be served, please RSVP here: to ensure enough food is ordered.

Presentation summary: InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Trade-offs) is a suite of models developed by the Natural Capital Project that provides information on where ecosystem services are provided and how they will be affected by alternative plans and policies. InVEST is designed to help local, regional and national decision-makers incorporate ecosystem services into processes such as spatial planning, strategic environmental assessments and payments for ecosystem services. Based on experiences applying InVEST around the world, the Natural Capital Project is beginning to assess if, how and when decisions are transformed by access to scientific information on ecosystem services.

Emily McKenzie leads the science-policy interface work of the Natural Capital Project (NatCap), and manages NatCap’s work at WWF. Her focus is on enabling scientific information on ecosystem services to be effectively incorporated into institutions, policies and decisions. Emily’s research interests include environmental valuation, and policies and payments for ecosystem services. She has applied environmental economics to policy questions in sixteen countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Pacific, Caribbean and Europe. Her research has helped to ensure nature’s benefits to people are considered in decisions around land use planning in Indonesia, black pearl farming in the Cook Islands, aggregates extraction in the Marshall Islands and forest biodiversity in Montserrat. She has built several environmental economics programs - leading research, developing tools, building capacity and providing technical and policy advice. She previously worked as Environmental Economics Advisor to the UK government, based at the Joint Nature Conservation Committee. In 2003-2005, she was awarded an Overseas Development Institute Fellowship as the Resource Economist at the Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission in Fiji. Emily received a Masters Degree in International Policy Studies from Stanford University, and a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Cambridge University.

Lauren Bloomberg


The Occupy Movement and Student Debt Refusal
WHEN Wed., Dec. 7, 2011, 4:15 p.m.
WHERE CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Room S050, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Project on Justice, Welfare, and Economics
SPEAKER(S) Andrew Ross, professor of social and cultural analysis, NYU
CONTACT INFO, 617.495.8923


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142

Description: With an increasing amount of social interaction taking place in the digital domain, and often in public on-line settings, we are accumulating enormous amounts of data about phenomena that were once essentially invisible to us: the collective behavior and social interactions of hundreds of millions of people, recorded at unprecedented levels of scale and resolution. Analyzing this data computationally offers new insights into the design of on-line applications, as well as a new perspective on fundamental questions in the social sciences. We discuss how this perspective can be applied to questions involving network structure and the dynamics of interaction among individuals, with a particular focus on the ways in which evaluation, opinion, and in some cases polarization manifest themselves at large scales in the on-line domain Biography Jon Kleinberg is the Tisch University Professor in the Computer Science Department at Cornell University. His research focuses on issues at the interface of networks and information, with an emphasis on the social and information networks that underpin the Web and other on-line media. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and serves on the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Advisory Committee of the National Science Foundation, and the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) of the National Research Council. He is the recipient of MacArthur, Packard, and Sloan Foundation Fellowships, as well as awards including the Nevanlinna Prize from the International Mathematical Union and the ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences


Reinventing the City @ MIT: A Planet of Civic Laboratories: The Future of Cities, Information and Inclusion
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
MIT, Building E14-633, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge
Speaker: Dr. Anthony Townsend, Research Director, Institute for the Future

Reinventing the City @ MIT

During 2011-2012, the Department of Urban Studies & Planning will host a series of high-profile speakers and panels on a wide-range of topics related to the future of cities, planning, participation, economies, technology, design, and development. This series is part of a multi-year initiative in the department to raise cutting-edge questions about the field in an era of rapid change.
See for more in this series.

How are tools like smart phone apps and mobile communications changing the way people experience and interact with the built environment? How will new forms of visualization and simulation inform the planning process? What new skills will urban designers need to integrate ubiquitous technologies into mediated public spaces, and how can we re-interpret key planning tenets - such as the ideas of Lynch, Jacobs and Alexander - in a world of ubiquitous information technology?

Lecture at 5:30, with reception following.

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Department of Urban Studies and Planning

For more information, contact:
Ezra Glenn


HTC Forum: The Body as Archive/ The Archive as Body: Live Art in Los Angeles 1970-75, A Case Study

Wednesday, December 07, 2011


MIT, Building 7-431, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Amelia Jones

HTC Forum: After the fact

The re-presentation of ephemeral or fragile works of art and architecture raises vital questions regarding ideas of originality, authenticity, authority, and temporality. Whether reconstructed, repurposed, or reenacted, these works establish new meanings in relation to their new spatial, social, and temporal contexts while maintaining vestigial but unimpeachable reference to their previous histories. This semester's HTC Forum invites artists, historians, and curators who critically engage re-presentation, to surface the issues that it poses for the production and presentation of history.

Amelia Jones is Professor and Grierson Chair in Visual Culture in the Department of Art History & Communication Studies at McGill University. She practices a queer, anti-racist, feminist history and theory of twentieth- and twenty-first century Euro-American visual arts, including performance, film, video, and installation. Dr. Jones is the author of numerous books, including: Seeing Differently: A History and Theory of Identification in the Visual Arts (2012) and Perform Repeat Record: Live Art in History (co-edited with Adrian Heathfield, 2012). Self/Image: Technology, Representation, and the Contemporary Subject (2006), Irrational Modernism: A Neurasthenic History of New York Dada (2004), and Body Art/Performing the Subject (1998). She has published several articles on the subject of presence and live art, most recently including "'The Artist is Present': Artistic Re-enactments and the Impossibility of Presence," in the Spring 2011 volume of The Drama Review. Dr. Jones has also curated such landmark exhibitions as "Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago's Dinner Party in Feminist Art History," held at UCLA's Armand Hammer Museum of Art in 1996.

Web site:
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): School of Architecture and Planning, Department of Architecture, History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art

For more information, contact:


ENCUENTRO5 TURNS 5! COMMEMORATIVE DINNER: Celebrating 5 solid years and 5 inspiring honorees!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
7:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor, Chinatown T, Boston

As a dynamic movement-building space, encuentro 5 has balanced the day-to-dayneeds of grassroots organizations and community groups with the wide-ranging
social change goals that their organizers embrace for 5 solid years ofsolidarity and inspiration.

For e5, challenging the militarism and corporate globalization that institutionalize the current moment of capitalism and white supremacy has meant offering a space for the spontaneous needs of local groups, housing over a dozen resident organizations, offering offices for new projects and small NGOs, archiving the efforts of social movements, providing cross-movement institutional memory, resourcing emerging projects with much needed research, materials and equipment, and ongoing daily efforts of networking and support.

Although it has meant a lot of intense work, it has also been greatly inspiring to connect with creative activists, engaging writers, soulful musicians and dedicated community members. Together, we have made e5 a platform for major demonstrations, thoughtful debates, heartwarming performances, and strategic conversations as a review of the e5 website reveals.

Always thriving on the insights and energy of countless groups and individuals, we chose five exemplary honorees who have contributed directly to e5's programming and/or inspired the work we do. To honor them and to launch the e5 movement-builders sustainer program, e5 is hosting its first annual,
Commemorative Dinner, at 7pm Wednesday, December 7, 2012.

The five honorees are:
Sergio Reyes, a Chilean-born revolutionary. musician, and founder of the Boston May Day Committee and a founder of Latin@s for Social Change

Avi Chomsky, a scholar and activist whose work connects people across borders

Paul Shannon, a peace movement veteran active in United for Justice with Peace and a founder of the Majority Agenda Project who has been on staff at the
American Friends Service Committee for over 30 years.

Robin Jacks, a long-time activist challenging low-wage work in the South and a founder of the #OccupyBoston effort

Dorotea Manuela, a founder of the Boston Rosa Parks Human Rights Day Committee, a member of the Downtown Workers Center collective, and an active defender of
Puerto Rican sovereignty.

On December 7th, join us to honor these 5 outstanding movement builders, to celebrate the extraordinary efforts of the e5 Residents and the expansive social justice community, and to make e5 a sustainable effort for 2012! RSVP at


Promoting Safety, Protecting the Environment and Conserving Offshore Resources Through Vigorous Regulatory Oversight and Enforcement
WHEN Thu., Dec. 8, 2011, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Business, Environmental Sciences, Lecture, Science, Social Sciences, Special Events, Sustainability
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government
SPEAKER(S) Michael R. Bromwich, director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, US Department of Interior
CONTACT INFO Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to


How Social Networks Shape Human Behavior...and Vice Versa
December 8, 2011
2:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Tufts, Halligan 111A, 161 College Avenue, Medford

Speaker: Alex (Sandy) Pentland, MIT Media Lab
Host: Soha Hassoun
Abstract: Increased productivity and creative output lie in understanding how social networks - face-to-face and digital - shape the behavior both of employees and customers. By use of the `big data' collected by my research group's unique `reality mining' sensor platforms, we can measure the behavior of hundreds of people in great detail and over long periods of time, and build mathematical models that provide accurate predictions of human decision making performance across a wide range of, organization, and even city. We can also use these models to more effectively shape social behaviors, as illustrated by our win of DARPA's 40th Anniversary of the Internet Grand Challenge. As a consequence of these new capabilities personal data is becoming ever more valuable, and also more dangerous. To address this concern I will describe my work with the World Economic Forum that has lead to the emergence of a new personal data framework.
Bio: Alex `Sandy’ Pentland directs MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory and the MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program, and advises the World Economic Forum, Nissan Motor Corporation, and a variety of start-up firms. He has previously helped create and direct MIT’s Media Laboratory, the Media Lab Asia laboratories at the Indian Institutes of Technology, and Strong Hospital’s Center for Future Health.

Sandy is one of the world's most-cited computer scientists, and a pioneer in computational social science, organizational engineering, mobile computing, image understanding, and modern biometrics. His research has recently been featured in Nature, Science, the World Economic Forum, Harvard Business Review, and the popular press.


Harvard Thinks Green
WHEN Thu., Dec. 8, 2011, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, Special Events, Sustainability
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Office for Sustainability, Harvard Thinks Big, Harvard University Center for the Environment

Eric Chivian, HMS
Rebecca Henderson, HBS
Rob Kaplan, HBS
Richard Lazarus, HLS
James McCarthy, FAS
Christoph Reinhart, GSD
NOTE 6 all-star environmental faculty, 6 big green ideas, 10 minutes each


Root Cause's Social Innovation Forum presents: Celebrating Innovation: A Winter Reception
Thursday, December 8, 2011
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Microsoft New England R&D Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142

Please join Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum for cocktails and hors d'oeuvre as we welcome our 2012 Social Innovators and celebrate the 2011 Innovators' achievements

The evening will feature the formal announcement of the 2012 Social Innovators and the presentation of the 6th Annual Margaret Stewart Lindsay Inspiration Award to Lindsay Hyde, President and Founder of Strong Women, Strong Girls, a 2007 Social Innovator. The award is sponsored by the Margaret Stewart Lindsay Foundation.

Help us congratulate our 2011 Social Innovators...

Future Chefs

Fiscal Health Vital Signs, a program of DotWell

Massachusetts Senior Action Council


Smart from the Start
...and be the first to meet our 2012 Social Innovators, one for each of the following social issue tracks:

At-Risk Children and Youth in MetroWest: Providing Adult Guidance and Support
Sponsoring Partner: The Sudbury Foundation
Food, Nutrition, and Fitness: Promoting Healthy Living for Children, Youth, and Families
Sponsoring Partner: The Trefler Foundation
Healthy Aging: Engaging and Supporting Older Adults in their Communities
Sponsoring Partner: Tufts Health Plan Foundation
Impact Investing: Scaling Social Enterprise
Sponsoring Partner: The Devonshire Foundation
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Enrichment for Children and Youth
Sponsoring Partners: Amelia Peabody Foundation and Microsoft New England Research & Development Center
Workforce Development: Skills and Support for Workers in Today’s Economy
Sponsoring Partner: Highland Street Foundation


Reinventing the City @ MIT: Building resilience in in low- and middle-income nations: Challenges for city governments
Thursday, December 08, 2011
MIT, Building 3-370, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Speaker: David Satterthwaite, Senior Fellow, Human Settlements Group, Home International Institute for Environment and Development

Reinventing the City @ MIT

During 2011-2012, the Department of Urban Studies & Planning will host a series of high-profile speakers and panels on a wide-range of topics related to the future of cities, planning, participation, economies, technology, design, and development. This series is part of a multi-year initiative in the department to raise cutting-edge questions about the field in an era of rapid change.
See for more in this series.

Most of the measures needed to build resilience to climate change for urban populations fall to city and municipal governments -- a difficult challenge when many are struggling to provide basic infrastructure and services, and most have shown themselves to be unable or unwilling to act to reduce disaster risks that are already known. In the face of these difficulties, how can planners concerned with climate change be most effective?

David Satterthwaite is a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Editor of the international journal Environment and Urbanization. A development planner by training with a Doctorate in social policy, he has long had an interest in the power and capacity of grassroots organizations formed by residents of informal settlements; this was the focus of a book written with Jorge Hardoy in 1989 entitled Squatter Citizen. More recent books published by Earthscan include: The Earthscan Reader on Sustainable Cities (editor), 1999; Environmental Problems in an Urbanizing World (with Jorge Hardoy and Diana Mitlin), 2001; Empowering Squatter Citizen (co-editor with Diana Mitlin), 2004 and Adapting Cities to Climate Change (co-editor with Jane Bicknell and David Dodman), 2009.

Lecture at 5:30, followed by reception in 9-450.

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Department of Urban Studies and Planning

For more information, contact:
Ezra Glenn


An Evening Celebrating the Legacy of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS)

Thursday, December 08, 2011


MIT, Building E15-001, MIT Cube, Wiesner Building, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge

Lecture: Marton Orosz, Curator and Gyorgy Kepes Fellow for Advanced Studies and Transdisciplinary Research in Art, Culture and Technology
Screening: Centerbeam, Directed by Richard Leacock and Jon Rubin. CAVS 1978, 16 mm, color, 13 min.
Round table discussion:
Otto Piene, Professor and CAVS Director Emeritus
Elizabeth Goldring, former CAVS Co-Director and ACT Fellow
Joan Brigham, former CAVS Fellow
Lowry Burgess, former CAVS Fellow
Alejandro Sina, former CAVS Fellow
Aldo Tambellini, former CAVS Fellow
Moderated by Joao Ribas, Curator, List Visual Arts Center

The Gyorgy Kepes Fellowship for Advanced Studies and Transdisciplinary Research in Art, Culture and Technology is a joint initiative of the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT), and ERSTE Foundation. The preservation of Centerbeam is supported in part by the National Film Preservation Foundation's Avant-Garde Masters Grant program funded by The Film Foundation.

Web site:

Open to: the general public

Cost: Free and open to the public.


Sponsor(s): MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology

For more information, contact:
Laura Anca Chichisan Pallone


MIT Clean Energy Prize Info Session & Networking Opportunity
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Harvard, Maxwell Dworkin 119, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Want to shape our energy future through entrepreneurship? Interested in winning $200,000?
Come learn about the MIT CLEAN ENERGY PRIZE
The MIT Clean Energy Prize is a multi-stage, student-organized business plan competition. The top twenty-one teams receive professional, legal and industry mentors, and three finalists are awarded $20,000. The competition culminates with a $200,000 Grand Prize winner in April 2012.

Info Session and Networking Opportunity
(Meet potential teammates!)

Pizza will be provided!



An Update on Deep Energy Retrofits for Buildings - the Intersection of Human-Based and Energy Efficient Design
Thursday, December 08 2011
7:00pm reception, program begins at 7:30 pm
1st Parish Unitarian Church, 3 Church Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge

Speakers: Henry MacLean (Timeless Architecture) & Friends

Contact :
The BASEA forums are held September through May, the second Thursday of each month, except as noted. The forums are free and open to the public.


Renewable Energy-Related Transmission for New Englanders: By Land and By Sea
Friday, December 9, 2011
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Foley Hoag LLP, 155 Seaport Boulevard, 13th Floor, Boston

New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable

We welcome two new speakers to our December 9 Roundtable: Associate Deputy Minister for Energy, Mario Gosselin, Québec Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife, and Deepwater Wind CEO, William Moore.

Our 126th New England Electric Restructuring Roundtable focuses on renewable energy-related transmission for New Englanders - both by land and by sea. Utility-scale wind, hydro, and even solar must be sited in proximity to the resource, which is often far from population centers, thus necessitating the building of new transmission lines. The siting, cost, and cost allocation related to these lines is often no less (and sometimes more) controversial than the renewable energy resources they are built to transmit. And the promise of off-shore wind development on the East Coast presents a bevy of additional new technical and other challenges. At this Roundtable, we will explore numerous, very current, renewable energy-related transmission studies and proposed projects.

Our first panel focuses primarily on land-based renewable energy-related transmission. Starting off the panel is Associate Deputy Minister for Energy, Mario Gosselin, from Québec's Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife, who will discuss Québec's current and planned renewable energy resources that could be exported to the Northeast. David Whiteley , Executive Director for the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC) then discusses the collaborative scenario planning analysis currently underway on transmission and renewables for the entire Eastern Interconnect (comprising 24 RTOs and over 40 states). Next, First Wind Executive VP/CDO, Kurt Adams, provides a wind developer's perspective on transmission, including potential transmission projects in Maine. David H. Boguslawski, VP for Transmission Strategy/Operations atNortheast Utilities rounds out the panel with a presentation on a transmission owner's perspective on connecting New England wind to the grid and NU/NSTAR's proposed Northern Pass Transmission Project to bring approximately 1,200 MW of mainly hydro power from Québec to New England through New Hampshire.

Our second panel brings together three CEO's to discuss sea-based renewable energy-related transmission. Robert Mitchell, CEO ofAtlantic Wind Connection kicks off the panel with a discussion of Atlantic Wind's proposal to construct a transmission line 20 miles off-shore, between New Jersey and Virginia, to facilitate off-shore wind development (aka Google Line) Edward Krapels, CEO pf Anbaric Transmission, then discusses Anbaric's just- announced (11/14) Bay State Offshore Wind Transmission System, to be located 25 miles off-shore in Massachusetts, to carry up to 2,000 MW of off-shore wind to the NE Grid. Deepwater Wind CEO William Moore rounds out the panel by discussing the Deepwater Wind Energy Center proposal to build 1,000 MW of off-shore wind off the Rhode Island coast, with transmission to both New England and Long Island.


Architecture Lecture Series - Design and Computation

Friday, December 09, 2011


MIT, Building 7-431, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Ayodh Kamath

Title: Craft and the Computer: Theory and Practice

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Computation Group Events

For more information, contact:
Daniela Stoudenkova


BUILDING TECHNOLOGY LECTURE SERIES: Vernacular Construction Technology: Knowledge and Preservation

Monday, December 12, 2011


MIT, Building 7-431, The Long Lounge (AVT), 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Camilla Mileto and Fernando Vegas; Polytechnic University of Valencia

Building Technology Fall 2011 Lecture Series

Vernacular construction technology represents the most immediate, sustainable and functional answer to the needs of a dwelling using the available resources and materials. Its knowledge allows us to design the architecture of the future, being more rational and sensible to the environment. The preservation of traditional buildings requires innovative technology as well as respect for history. This lecture will present a series of recent design projects which investigate historical construction methods and their long-term preservation.

Camilla Mileto and Fernando Vegas are architects and professors at the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (Spain). They have extensively published on traditional architectural technology and its preservation, and have won a number of international awards for their work.

Open to: the general public

Cost: Free

Sponsor(s): Building Technology Program, School of Architecture and Planning

For more information, contact:
Kathleen Ross


Crowdsourcing: Quality Assurance and Connections with Machine Learning

Friday, December 9 2011
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Refreshments: 12:45PM
MIT, CSAIL Reading Room (G882), 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Panos Ipeirotis, NYU
Host: Rob Miller, MIT CSAIL

I will discuss the acquisition of "labels" for data items when the labeling is imperfect. Labels are values provided by humans for specified variables on data items, such as "PG-13" for "Adult Content Rating on this Web Page." With the increasing popularity of micro-outsourcing systems, such as Amazon's Mechanical Turk, it often
is possible to obtain less-than-expert labeling at low cost. I will present strategies of managing quality in a crowdsourcing environment, showing in parallel how to integrate data acquisition with the process of learning machine learning models. I illustrate the results using real-life applications from on-line advertising: leveraging
Mechanical Turk to help classify web pages as being objectionable to advertisers. Time permitting, I will also discuss our latest results showing that mice and Mechanical Turk workers are not that different after all.

Bio: Panos Ipeirotis is an Associate Professor at the Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences at the Stern School of Business of New York University. His recent research interests focus on crowdsourcing and on mining user-generated content on the Internet. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University in 2004, with distinction. He has received three "Best Paper" awards (IEEE ICDE 2005, ACM SIGMOD 2006, WWW 2011), two "Best Paper Runner Up" awards (JCDL 2002, ACM KDD 2008), and is also a recipient of a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. He also maintains the blog "A Computer Scientist in a Business School" where he blogs about crowdsourcing, user-generated content, and other random facts, and his blogging activity seems to generate more interest and recognition than any of the other activities mentioned in this bio.

Relevant URL:
Contact: Katrina Panovich,


Weatherization Barnraising

Saturday, December 10, 2011
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
364 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421

HEET Cambridge and myself are looking for 20 volunteers who are interested in energy efficiency!

We are hosting a weatherization barnraising at our 100 year old home in Lexington, MA.

HEET will be educating people and training them to do specific (small) projects of their choice, which they can in turn bring the skills home to their own home.

We will meet at 9:30, work til12:30 and then share lunch with our new friends!

Register at


Powerful Potential: The Gift of Energy
A Holiday Lecture for Children and their Parents
Saturday, December 10th
10:00 - 11:00 am or 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Harvard University, Science Center, Lecture Hall B, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Energy makes things work! In this lecture featuring Professor Howard Stone, we’ll explore where energy comes from, as well as electricity, energy conversion, and entropy. From explosions to electrons, we’ll take a look at many different forms of energy. We’ll have many kinetic activities for children to show their potential!

Free and Open to the Public
Preregistration required for guaranteed seating
Recommended for ages 7 and up

For more information, visit or send email to: sciencetix @
For guaranteed seating please register online at:
Sponsored by the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences , the Harvard Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS), the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN), the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Harvard, and the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) at Harvard.

MTA Composer Forum features Terry Riley

Monday, December 12, 2011


MIT, Building 14e-109, MIT Lewis Music Library

Dec. 12 MTA Composer Forum features Terry Riley in a talk about his new work for gamelan (his first for that medium), commissioned by Galak Tika & MIT, to be premiered at Kresge on Dec 15. 5pm, MIT Lewis Music Library, 14E-109. A Reception will follow. Free. Funded in part by the Council for the Arts at MIT.

Open to: the general public

Cost: FREE

Tickets: NOT TIX REQ.

Sponsor(s): Music and Theater Arts

For more information, contact:
Clarise Snyder


Reinventing the City @ MIT: U.S. Housing & Urban Development in the Aftermath of the 'Great Crash'

Monday, December 12, 2011


MIT, Building 7-431, AVT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Reinventing the City @ MIT
During 2011-2012, the Department of Urban Studies & Planning will host a series of high-profile speakers and panels on a wide-range of topics related to the future of cities, planning, participation, economies, technology, design, and development. This series is part of a multi-year initiative in the department to raise cutting-edge questions about the field in an era of rapid change.
See for more in this series.

The Future of U.S. Housing & Urban Development in the Aftermath of the 'Great Crash': How Can Adversity Be Turned to Advantage?
Paul Willen, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; Raphael Bostic, US Department of Housing and Urban Development; Todd Sinai, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; Tom Davidoff, University of British Columbia (not confirmed)

In the 20th-century, housing dominated "The American Dream" and was a driver of urban development and the consumer-led economy. In the past decade, housing led the great financial collapse. Now "Generation Y" may be looking for a new housing paradigm. The ramifications are fundamental and far-reaching???for the economy, the financial system, and the shape of our cities. How can we extricate ourselves from the current predicament? What reforms are needed? What is the future role of owning versus renting, of suburbs versus central cities, of single-family versus multi-family, and what is housing's role in the income disparities that are tearing at society? This panel invites discussion of several cutting-edge scholars and policy leaders dealing with housing markets in the U.S. today.

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Department of Urban Studies and Planning

For more information, contact:
Ezra Glenn





Please join American Farmland Trust for the second webinar in the series on Planning for Food and Agriculture: Taking a Systems Approach.

On Tuesday, December 13, AFT is offering an opportunity for people interested in local and regional food systems to learn about successful examples of county- and community-based food system planning. Presenters include Kathy Creahan of King County, Washington, Department of Natural Resources & Parks; Jason Grimm from Iowa Corridor Food and Agriculture Coalition; Katie Lynd of Multnomah County, Oregon, Office of Sustainability; and David Shabazian of Sacramento Area Council of Governments.

Register for the webinar, Planning for Food and Agriculture: Taking a Systems Approach on the County or Community Level, at 2 pm on December 13 at

In case you missed our first webinar on state and regional food systems planning, visit to access a video recording, copies of presentations, and links to download model plans from our presenters: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund.

We hope you will join us to learn more about how to form strategic partnerships, conduct food system assessments, gather stakeholder input, and establish forward-thinking goals and steps for implementing them.


10 in 1 StreetTalk: Ten Transportation Talks

Tuesday, December 13
6:00pm-9:00pm (note earlier start time)
70 Pacific St, Cambridge, MA (around the corner from our 100 Sidney St office)
$5-$15 suggested donation. Beverages provided.

Come hear 10 innovative transportation research and advocacy stories from students, advocates, consultants, planners and engineers from around the Boston area. Learn about transit equity and the Silver Line, youth empowerment through cycling, and a Broadway Bikeway and Urban Renewal proposal all in the same night.

Stories are from around the world, from Brookline to China, Massachusetts Avenue to Scotland, Virginia to Toronto. LivableStreets sent out a request for your transportation stories last month, and on December 13 you will hear 10 of them, each seven minutes long.

Seventy minutes of presentations with a social break in the middle, and time afterwards to chat, ask questions, network, and discuss. Don't miss out, it's the last event of the year!





Free Solar Panels for Houses of Worship

From a recent Mass Interfaith Power & Light ( email
"We've recently been talking with DCS Energy ( who has an unbeatable offer: if your site qualifies, they design and install the panels at no cost, don't charge you for any electricity, and donate the system to your house of worship after five years. Your only costs will be for a building permit, possibly a structural engineer to verify that your roof can support their weight, and any preparatory work such as roof work or tree removal. If solar panels are so expensive how can anyone give them away for free? First, there is a federal grant program that is only available until November that pays for 30% of the cost of the system. Then there is an accelerated depreciation option that gives certain kinds of investors another tax advantage. Finally, the state awards a special allowance called a "Solar Renewal Energy Credit" (SRECs) to owners of solar electricity systems which are sold at auctions to utilities who buy them to meet their requirements under the Massachusetts' renewable portfolio standard. DCS is betting that the price of these SRECs will remain high. Jim Nail, president of MA IP&L, has talked to DCS Energy and is currently having them prepare a proposal for his church, St. Dunstan's Episcopal in Dover. Jim says, "The references I've talked to have been quite positive about the program and the company has been very responsive. "If you think your site might qualify, contact Peter Carli,, with the address of your house of worship and your contact information. He'll take a preliminary look at your site and advise you if it meets their criteria."


Young World Inventors Success!

Young World Inventors ( finished their Kickstarter campaign ( to fund insider web stories of African and American innovators in collaboration successfully.

New contributions, however, will be accepted.




Massachusetts Attitudes About Climate Change – An opinion survey of Massachusetts residents conducted by MassINC and sponsored by the Barr Foundation found that 77% of respondents believe that global warming has “probably been happening” and 59% of all respondents see see it as being at least partially caused by human pollution. Only 42% of the state’s residents say global warming will have very serious consequences for Massachusetts if left unaddressed. The 18 to 29 age group is more likely to believe global warming is appearing and caused by humans compared to the 60+ age group. African-American (56%) and Latino residents (69%) are more likely than white residents (40%) to believe global warming will be a very serious problem if left unaddressed. The MassINC report, titled The 80 Percent Challenge: What Massachusetts must do to meet targets and make headway on climate change (, contains many other findings.


The presentations from the recent Affordable Comfort National Home Performance Conference are available online at

Lots of good information from what some call the best energy conference in the USA on Deep Energy Retrofits to Community Energy Challenges with details on insulation, heat flow, energy metering, ducting, hot water, and many, many other topics. If you are a practical energy wonk, this should make your eyes light up.


Free Monthly Energy Analysis

CarbonSalon is a free service that every month can automatically track your energy use and compare it to your past energy use (while controlling for how cold the weather is). You get a short friendly email that lets you know how you’re doing in your work to save energy.


Boston Food System

"The Boston Food System [listserv] provides a forum to post announcements of events, employment opportunities, internships, programs, lectures, and other activities as well as related articles or other publications of a non-commercial nature covering the area's food system - food, nutrition, farming, education, etc. - that take place or focus on or around Greater Boston (broadly delineated)."

The Boston area is one of the most active nationwide in terms of food system activities - projects, services, and events connected to food, farming, nutrition - and often connected to education, public health, environment, arts, social services and other arenas. Hundreds of organizations and enterprises cover our area, but what is going on week-to-week is not always well publicized.

Hence, the new Boston Food System listserv, as the place to let everyone know about these activities. Specifically:
Use of the BFS list will begin soon, once we get a decent base of subscribers. Clarification of what is appropriate to announce and other posting guidelines will be provided as well.

It's easy to subscribe right now at


Artisan Asylum

Sprout & Co: Community Driven Investigations

Greater Boston Solidarity Economy Mapping Project
a project by Wellesley College students that invites participation, contact

------------------------'s Guide to Boston


Links to events at 60 colleges and universities at Hubevents

Thanks to

Fred Hapgood's Selected Lectures on Science and Engineering in the Boston Area

Boston Area Computer User Groups

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