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SMS Faculty Member Kathleen Sweeney Collaborates as Communications Consultant with Director Helen Whitney on Her Latest PBS Documentary, “Into The Night”

SMS Faculty Member Kathleen Sweeney Collaborates as Communications Consultant with Director Helen Whitney on Her Latest PBS Documentary, “Into The Night” a  lyrical exploration of mortality. Through the lens of astrophysics, art, cryonics, near death experiences and green burials, nine individuals from all walks of

Faculty Member Shannon Mattern’s Recent Article Translated Into Three Languages; Talks at MIT and PSU

Shannon Mattern’s “A City Is Not a Computer,” which she published in February in Places Journal, has been translated and republished in Portuguese (for the activist organization Instituto Intersaber), German (for the Vienna-based dérive: Zeitschrift für Stadtforschung), and French (for the international newspaper Courrier International). She’ll also be presenting a talk,

A City Is Not a Computer – Shannon Mattern

“What should a city optimize for?” Even in the age of peak Silicon Valley, that’s a hard question to take seriously. (Hecklers on Twitter had a few ideas, like “fish tacos” and “pez dispensers.”) 1 Look past the sarcasm, though, and you’ll find an ideology on the