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  • Wotipka, Samuel Alex (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In the early 1950s, C.C. "Sparkplug" Sanders began harvesting brine shrimp from Utah's Great Salt Lake. Sanders built up a small business selling their eggs, called "cysts, to aquarium stores across the country. During the ...
  • Bui, Lilian (Lilian D.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    The proliferation of sensor devices in the emerging landscape of 'smart cities' provides new mechanisms with which to measure the built and natural environment. City governments increasingly rely on sensor data to monitor ...
  • 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," ...
  • Ahmed, Abdul-Kareem H (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The next era of medicine will be one of personalization, scientists and physicians promise. Personalized medicine is a refined clinical approach in which clinicians will utilize your genomic information to help you prevent ...
  • Finkelberg, Amanda (Amanda Suzanne) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This paper addresses the changes in cartography since digitization and widespread popular dissemination. Cybercartography, an emergent system of maps, mapmaking tools, and mapmakers, forces a rethinking of spatial ...
  • García Herrera, Cristóbal, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    The main research question of this thesis is the following: What is the relationship between spaces and innovation in the context of design organizations such as IDEO, the MIT Media Lab and Design Continuum? This thesis ...
  • 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 ...
  • Driscoll, Kevin Edward (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Hip-hop is a competitive form of popular culture characterized by an on-going process of aesthetic renewal and reproduction that is expressed through carefully selected media and communications technologies. Hip-hop is ...
  • Murthy, Rekha (Rekha S.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Ambient street media are the media of our everyday lives in cities. Manifested in bits and fragments on the surfaces of the streetscape, these media often escape our notice - tuned out as visual clutter or dismissed as ...
  • Shresthova, Sangita. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Film dances, or filmed dance sequences accompanying film songs, are an important part of popular Indian cinema. Over the years, Hindi film dance has evolved from a cinematically simplistic, filmed documentation of performance ...
  • Caruso, Catherine Curro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    In 2009, Larry Leverenz, Eric Nauman, and Thomas Talavage at Purdue University formed the Purdue Neurotrauma Group (PNG), and set out to study concussions in high school football. They set up a study that combined helmet ...
  • Rood, Jennifer E., S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The Caribbean spiny lobster fishery is one of the most important industries in the economy of the Bahamas, and in turn it is one of the largest lobster industries in the world. The natural geography of the Bahamas makes ...
  • Geib, Claudia M. (Claudia Marjorie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    From skinny sea lions on beaches in California, to hundreds of enormous dead whales in the fjords of Chile, scientists have been recently puzzled by a spate of dead and dying marine mammals. These events are so complicated- ...
  • Yusuf, Huma (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis examines the relationship between violence and urbanity. Using Karachi, Pakistan, as a case study, it asks how violent cities are imagined and experienced by their residents. The thesis draws on a variety of ...
  • Cheng, Hannah Yee-shing (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    At the Sherrill House Rehabilitation and Retirement Center in Boston, MA, music therapist Dianne Tow and her interns use a variety of therapeutic interventions to treat physical and psychological dysfunctions-though not ...
  • Nighthill, Abigail Stokes (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    People have taken delight in nature throughout human history, but more recently the work of the natural historian has become more like that of the scientist. Using methods and tools of science, today's naturalists can ...
  • Wagoner, Maya M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This thesis develops an intersectional, critical analysis of the field of practice known as Civic Tech and highlights other relevant community-organizing and activist practices that utilize technology as a central component. ...
  • Askwith, Ivan D (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Television is in a period of dramatic change. As the mass audience continues to fragment into ever-smaller niche audiences and communities of interest, and new technologies shift control over the television viewing experience ...
  • Stein, Abraham D. (Abraham Daniel) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Over the three decade long history of sports videogame development, design conventions have lead to the emergence of a new sports game genre: the televisual sports videogames. These games, which usually simulate major ...
  • 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 ...
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