Saturday, April 23, 2011
Infinite Corridor Walkthrough
The corridor has been used for physics experiments and to observe other phenomena (for example, MIThenge) but I find it to be a great place to see a cross-section of daily life at the institute, from student activities to working laboratories. For instance, walking eastward down the corridor through the war memorial room in building 10, I recently happened across some sort of gaming club that built steampunkish robots and dressed up as Japanese video game characters. Last week, on the way to the Stata Center for the Jason Pontin/Bill Joy talk, I noticed flashing signs over a room just off the eastern end of the corridor warning of laser testing inside. These are just a few examples of the things that always seem to be happening in and around the lengthy corridor.
The video I ended up shooting below shows a walker's view of the Infinite Corridor last Thursday afternoon, from 77 Mass Ave. to building 8 and a view of the earth science building. Total time: Just over 3 minutes:
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- A curriculum for learning computer programming in WoW
- My MIT center of gravity shifts to digital media
- The challenges of creating a mobile educational app based on Linked Data
- MIT Sloan Fellows program: Soft vs Hard
- Goodbye, Vietnam
- First day of the spring semester ...
- Linked Data revisited: What I learned, what we created, and what's next
- Social TV poster #1: PeoplePixPlaces
- MIT Sloan Fellows: One semester down, two to go