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Music Section | Music and Theater Arts
Can computers learn music theory?
Text searches have gotten more and more sophisticated, yet no similar tools exist for examining music. Now an advanced computer framework being developed by Michael Cuthbert in the School's Music Section promises to revolutionize the field.
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How She Danced: Elena Ruehr's String Quartets
Performed by the Cypress String Quartet
"I was enchanted with this, my first acquaintance with the music of American composer Elena Ruehr, and I think you will be, too." — review in Sequenza 21
David Mindell on Obama’s NASA proposal
In an interview with MIT News, Mindell responds to the Obama administration’s recent budget proposal for NASA. By Morgan Bettex at MIT News
Understanding anti immigrant sentiment
A 2007 Pew poll found that three-quarters of U.S. citizens want to further restrict immigration. But what’s behind such strongly held views? A new public-opinion research experiment by MIT political scientist Jens Hainmueller and his Harvard colleague Michael Hiscox reveals some surprises. By Peter Dizikes at MIT News.
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Nobel laureate Paul Krugman
Former MIT Professor of Economics, Paul Krugman PhD '77, spoke to a standing-room only audience in the Stata Center about learning from our own history to help fix the economy.
A recently opened MIT Libraries' exhibit explores one of the most important and controversial publications of the eighteenth century, Denis Diderot's Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Jeff Ravel, Associate Professor of History and Kristel Smentek, Assistant Professor of Art History, provide illumination.