GMTaC Blog

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GMTaC blog posts are written by student and faculty lab affiliates and explore various topics related to research projects, events, and workshops.

Leveraging the Freedom of Information Act to Study ICE’s Surveillance Practices

Published on January 15th, 2020Written by Zahra Thabet, UROP Student in the GMTaC Lab Last semester I conducted research on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests submitted to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, a federal law enforcement agency that operates under the purview of the Department of Homeland […]

Revealing Limits: ICE and the Freedom of Information Act

Published on January 15th, 2020Written by Daniel Grinberg Given the egregious human rights abuses of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that have come to light, it is vital for the American public and global publics to be more fully aware of the strategies and scope of the agency’s […]

“Planting Grass” and RED: How E-commerce in China is Interweaved with Social Media

Published on December 1st, 2019Written by Meng Liang and Han Su Ten years ago, no one could imagine that the word “zhongcao” (Chinese as: 种草), literally meaning planting grass, could link so closely with “online shopping.” Zhongcao more recently became Chinese internet slang, referring to “the effect when someone sees something […]

Thinking Beyond “The User” in Technology Design

Published on September 18th, 2019Written by Kelly Wagman, CMS Graduate Student, Research Assistant, GMTaC Lab Studio Various & Gould, 2015, Creative Commons Attribution ‘Human’ is too rich, too diverse, and too complex a category to bear a universal solution. – Shaowen Bardzell If you’ve worked at a tech company you […]

AI For Good Summit –– Geneva, Switzerland

Published on July 22nd, 2019Written by Graduate Research Assistant Iago Bojczuk. My first year of graduate school at MIT came to an end with my participation at the 3rd edition of the “AI For Good Summit” in Europe. Organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)––the United Nations specialized agency for […]