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FRED BENENSON
Aaron Swartz was found dead on Friday, January 11. He was 26 years old.
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Bird examines Sandro Botticelli’s Primavera, also known as Allegory of Spring, as an example of allegory (#34).
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Two MIT websites were compromised with a message signed by Internet activist group Anonymous late Sunday. The message called for reform of “computer crime laws,” reform of “copyright and intellectual property laws,” greater recognition for “oppression and injustices,” and a commitment to a “free and unfettered internet.” This occurred following a denial-of-service attack lasting nearly three hours, allegedly by Anonymous.
Ho yin Au
A memorial was placed on the Harvard Bridge for Joe Gage, a man who jumped into the Charles River in the early morning of New Year’s Day. A search was conducted by the Cambridge Fire Department, Boston Fire Department, and the State Police, but his body has not been found.
La trahison des images (The Treachery of Images), by René Magritte, is another work Bird discusses in “word as image,” which has evolved from ancient hieroglyphics to surrealist humor. The text below the pipe reads, “This is not a pipe.”
Ho Yin Au
Hackers decorated Lobby 7 with a dragon and a Mayan calendar on Dec. 17, 2012. MIT’s finals week ended on the same day as the “End of the World,” according to interpretations of the Mayan calendar.
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Two MIT websites were compromised with a message signed by Internet activist group Anonymous late Sunday. The message called for reform of “computer crime laws,” reform of “copyright and intellectual property laws,” greater recognition for “oppression and injustices,” and a commitment to a “free and unfettered internet.” This occurred following a denial-of-service attack lasting nearly three hours, allegedly by Anonymous.
Ho Yin Au
A Quest Diagnostic building in Central Square was one of many properties that have recently been sold in Cambridge, MA.