• Alumna Jae Rhim Lee presented a special burial suit seeded with pollution-gobbling mushrooms — a provocative effort to foster a cleaner, greener Earth, even after death.

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SA+P faculty, alumni make their mark in TED

A collection of TEDTalks videos featuring researchers and innovators with ties to MIT's School of Architecture + Planning.


In June 2011, on the fifth anniversary of its video series, TED released a list of the 20 most-watched TEDTalks to date, as seen on all the platforms they tracked — TED.com, YouTube, iTunes, embed and download, Hulu and more.

Included in those videos were two from MIT's School of Architecture + Planning — featuring Patti Maes, head of the Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces Group, and Pranav Mistry, inventor of SixthSense — and this year those two videos are still among the 20 most popular.

It made us curious to know how many TEDTalks have given in total over the years by researchers and innovators linked to SA+P, so we did a search and came up with an unofficial count of 22.

It’s likely we missed a few but you can find descriptions of those we found, along with their number of viewings as of this writing.

All of them are worth watching.

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Topics: Alumni/ae, Architecture, Faculty, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Special events and guest speakers, Video

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