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  • Nowogrodzki, Anna (Anna Rose) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Low desire is the most common sexual dysfunction in women. Pharmaceuticals are being developed to treat it, most notably Flibanserin, owned by Sprout Pharmaceuticals. Sometimes inaccurately referred to as "female Viagra," ...
  • Flynn, Sean Peter (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Public interest media organizations are increasingly interested in experimenting with interactive and participatory approaches to documentary storytelling enabled by digital technologies. However, due to the experimental ...
  • Sokol, Joshua (Joshua Daniel) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Flippers first, I splash into the year 2100. Graduate student Hannah Barkley and I are swimming in Nikko Bay, among the Rock Islands of Palau. Here the warm blue-green water resembles naturally what the tropical Pacific ...
  • Dumpawar, Suruchi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In recent years open data initiatives, which make government data publicly available in a machine-readable format for reuse and redistribution, have proliferated, driven by the launch of open-data government initiatives ...
  • Sutherland, Elisabeth Ainsley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis proposes staged empathy as a new analytical framework to examine how virtual reality work provokes empathic feeling. Virtual reality has seen renewed interest in recent years, and has been hailed by journalists ...
  • Couch, Christina (Christina Stewart) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Life After Hate is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping white supremacists transition out of the extremist lifestyle and to helping those outside the supremacist community understand how these groups work. Founded ...
  • Giaimo, Cara J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    As humans rebuild the world to suit our needs, many of our fellow creatures simply get out of the way-but others try their luck alongside us. Austin, Texas is home to two notable urban wildlife populations. In the early ...
  • Schwartz, Sarah L. (Sarah Leah) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In 2013, the United States Supreme Court heard the case of Association of Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics. The case asked one question: are human genes patentable? Gene patents became commonplace during the biotechnology ...
  • Barabas, Chelsea (Chelsea Marie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In recent years, a significant amount of resources and attention has been directed at increasing the diversity of the hi-tech workforce in the United States. Generally speaking, the underrepresentation of minorities and ...
  • Craig, Heather (Heather Hult) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Interactive data narrative, or the crafting of interactive online stories based upon new or existing data, has grown dramatically over the last several years. Data is increasingly available through such mechanisms as ...
  • Sell, Jesse (Jesse Colin) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In this work, I situate e-sports broadcasting within the larger sports media industrial complex, discuss e-sportscasters, and investigate the economics behind the growing e-sports industry. E-sports, often referred to as ...
  • Stayton, Erik Lee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In this work Erik Stayton examines dominant and alternative paradigms of ground vehicle automation, and concludes that current and imagined automation technology is far more hybrid than is often recognized, presenting ...
  • Wang, Yu, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis surveys creativity in Chinese technology communities and its implication in China's development mode shift from "Made in China" to "Created in China." It discussed the history of creativity in China and how ...
  • Becker, Rachel A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The sense of smell is a mystery-and the human sense of smell is a particularly inscrutable one. Only in the last 25 years have scientists identified the molecules in our noses responsible for detecting odors, and since ...
  • Andrew, Liam Phalen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    As the pace of publishing and the volume of content rapidly increase on the web, citizen journalism and data journalism have threatened the traditional role of institutional newsmaking. Legacy publishers, as well as ...
  • Gonzalez, Desi (Desiree Marie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Hackathons, maker spaces, R&D labs: these terms are common to the world of technology, but have only recently seeped into museums. The last few years have witnessed a wave of art museum initiatives that invite audiences-from ...
  • Greshko, Michael A. (Michael Anthony) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Living creatures must navigate their environments in search of food, reproductive opportunities, and better habitats, and they use many stimuli in order to do so. After centuries of skepticism, biologists in the 1960s ...
  • Marisca Alvarez, Eduardo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In this work, I've documented the origins, growth and structure of the Peruvian video game industry. Because of its underground origins, the Peruvian game industry provides an alternative, more organic gateway to developing ...
  • Lipshin, Jason Martin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Ubiquitous computing (aka "ubicomp") describes the process of embedding computation into everyday things. From smart toasters and smart shoes to smart toys and smart buildings, ubicomp describes user experiences which are ...
  • Zhong, Lingyuxiu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In the early twentieth century, the emergence of national market and maturation of color printing technologies brought a revolution in advertising. Consumers received and collected many colorful advertising images and ...
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