There is an enormous repository of varied
locations in New England. There’s what
everybody expects. And then, there’s the
Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer,
Information and Intelligence Sciences built
on the site of MIT’s legendary Building
20, a “temporary” timber-framed building
constructed during World War II that served
as a breeding ground for many of the great
ideas that were born at MIT. Designed by
renowned architect Frank O. Gehry, the Stata
Center is meant to carry on Building 20’s
innovative and serendipitous spirit, and to
foster interaction and collaboration across many disciplines.
This fascinating building is home to the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) and the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT. Its striking design—featuring tilting towers, many-angled walls and whimsical shape —challenges much of the conventional wisdom of laboratory and campus building. Certain to be a cinema focal point at some point, we simply couldn’t resist putting on the cover and we hope it captured your attention.
When the building opened in 2004, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Robert Campbell wrote in the Boston Globe that the building is “a work of architecture that embodies serious thinking about how people live and work, and at the same time shouts the
joy of invention.”
Another IMAGINE Industry New Year’s Celebration & “Imaginnaire” Awards Gala is successfully in the history books and I must say once again the support for this event was extravagant and the happenstance more than surprising to me.
Congratulations to our honorees, the new “Imaginnaires” are Lisa Strout, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Film Office; Ben Fowlie Executive Director of the Camden International Film Festival, RoDooley-Webster, President of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Boston/NE; and the Market Director of Communications & Public Affairs for CBS Boston; and Tommy DeNucci, Actor/Writer/Director (ALMOST MERCY, BLEED FOR THIS) who took home our Shooting Star Award. Read More