Fall 2022

The list of Fall 2022 Milstein public events will be posted soon.

Spring 2022


M Studio -- Matt Wilkens In Front of Milstein Logo

Mining for Meaning: a Talk with Prof. Matthew Wilkens
Wednesday, March 20th

Prof. Matthew Wilkens (Info Science) will talk about his work with literary text mining, geolocation extraction, genre detection, and the cross-pollination of critical and social-scientific methods.  He is the director of the Textual Geographies project, a co-investigator of the Text Mining the Novel project, a founding editorial board member of the Journal of Cultural Analytics, and the author of Revolution: The Event in Postwar Fiction.  Prof. Wilkens will be joined by members of the Digital Humanities Club.


Prof. Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao in front of Milstein M Logo

Wearable Tech: A Talk with Prof. Cindy (Hsin-Liu) Kao
Wednesday, February 23rd

Talk with Dr. Cindy, Hsin-Liu Kao, Assistant Professor in Design+Environmental Analysis, with appointments in Information Science, and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Cornell University directs the Hybrid Body Lab. Her research practice themed Hybrid Body Craft blends aesthetic and cultural perspectives into the design of on-body interfaces. She also creates novel processes for crafting technology close to the body.


Chris Looking Pensive in front of Yellow Milstein M

Life in the Slash: A Talk with Prof. Chris Csikszentmihalyi
Wednesday, February 16th

Designer/Technologist/Critic Prof. Csikszentmihalyi (Info Science) will talk about his career as an artist and technologist, dedicated to developing technologies that don't reinforce the status quo. He is the former founder/director of the MIT Center for Future Civic Media and MIT Media Lab's Computing Culture group. He currently teaches "Designing Technology for Social Impact Practicum" this semester.


Fall 2021

20,000 MORE DAYS: How We Doubled Global Life Expectancy in Just 100 Years with author Steven Johnson
Wednesday, September 22, 2021


Author Steven Johnson Portrait

Moderated by Associate Professors Austin Bunn and Alex Travis

A talk with New York Times bestselling science and technology writer Steven Johnson, author of 13 books, including The Ghost MapMind Wide OpenWhere Good Ideas Come From, and his newest, Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer. He is co-host and co-creator of two PBS series, Extra Life and the Emmy-winning PBS/BBC series How We Got to Now.

Co-Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Science and Technology Studies, and the Masters in Public Health.



Wednesday, November 8, 2021

Land an Internship in Tech



An informal panel discussion with four Milstein Program seniors, Reza Madhavan, Catie Rencricca, Jasper Weed and Chloe Kanders, about finding opportunities, interviewing, and thriving at internships in the technology field.



Wednesday, November 3 & 10, 2021

Beth Xie spoke with Milstein Program students about her career, including her role as CEO and Co-founder of TaggPic (Acquired by Google), a computer vision startup that brings visual-content intelligence to real-world exploration and navigation, 





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