Mel King

Festschrift to honor

ABOUT

“Love is the Question & the Answer…”

Mel King

The Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) at MIT is organizing a Festschrift to honor Mel King and his intellectual and work legacy. However, to truly honor Mel and his spirit, we will look forward, using what we have learned from Mel and applying it towards actions to make a better future. This event is  a fundraiser for the South End Technology Center (SETC) so that it is able to continue and further the ideals.

 

This free event will include talks, panels, poetry, music, video, and art. We will publish a book from the contributions of participants, the proceeds of which will also raise funds for SETC.

Contributions should focus on what we have learned from Mel and his work and how we are and will apply these lessons going forward.

 

The Mel King Festschrift is scheduled from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2018, with a reception to follow. This is a companion event to the Symposium on Computational Fabrication that CBA is hosting at MIT June 17-19: https://scf.acm.org/.

 

To attend, please register at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mel-king-festschrift-tickets-44310764690

 

More details to follow.

http://cba.mit.edu/

EVENT

DATE AND TIME

 

SUN, JUNE 17, 2018 | 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT (with reception to follow)

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AGENDA

 

12:30 - Doors open

2:00 - Opening and Welcome

Neil Gershenfeld, Director, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA)

Sherry Lassiter, Director, Fab Foundation and CBA Fab Lab Program

David Cavallo, Fab Foundation & SETC

 

2:15 - 3:15 Leading (and Love)

Moderator: Phil Clay, Professor Emeritus, Dept of Urban Studies and Planning, former Chancellor MIT

Speakers:

Doris Bunte, former Massachusetts state representative and administrator Boston Housing Authority

Karilyn Crockett, Director of Economic Policy and Research, City of Boston

Dayna Cunningham, Executive Director MIT Co-Lab and Mel King Fellows

Representative Byron Rushing

 

Interlude: L’Merchie Frazier reading

 

3:15 - 4:15 Living (with Love)

Moderator: Milton Irving, Executive Director, Timothy C. Smith Network

Panelists:

Sarah Ann Shaw, journalist

Klare Shaw, Liberty Mutual

Topper Carew, MIT Media Lab

Richard Frank, Artists for Humanity

 

4:15 - 4:45 Break

 

4:45 - 5:45 Learning (and Love)

Moderator: David Cavallo, Fab Foundation & SETC

Panelists:

Hubie Jones, Founder and President, Boston Children’s Chorus

J. Keith Motley, Former Chancellor, U. Mass Boston

Richard O’Bryant, Director, African-American Institute, Northeastern University

Kevin McCaskill, Executive Director, Madison Park Technical-Vocational High School

 

Video Interlude: edited by Michael King

 

5:45 - 6:45 Making (with Love)

Moderator: Neil Gershenfeld, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms

Speakers:

Amon Millner, Assistant Professor of Computing and Innovation, Olin College

Nadya Peek, Assistant Professor, University of Washington

James Coleman, Lead R&D Engineer, Zahner

 

6:45 - 7pm: Closing inspiration

Mel King

 

7pm - Reception: featuring The Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester Jazz Ensemble

 

 

LOCATION

 

MIT BUILDING E14 | 75 AMHERST STREET | 6TH FLOOR | CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139

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FESTSCHRIFT TO HONOR MEL KING

 

To raise funds for the South End Technology Center (SETC)