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How to Make a Superhero

April 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$20 - $25
How to Make a Superhero


Have you ever wondered what goes into becoming a superhero? What is a super suit made out of, and how hard is it to maintain a secret identity? Join us for a evening of conversations and presentations with super researchers who know a bit about the gadgets, materials, and psyche of superheroes.

Advance tickets available online for $20 until noon on 4/22. Tickets will be available at the door for $25.

Presentations by:

Psychic VR turns Mediators into Superheroes
Judith Amores Fernandez – PhD Candidate, Fluid Interfaces Group, Media Lab, MIT

CRISPR: Supertool for Genome Editing
Omar Abudayyeh & Jonathan Gootenberg – Feng Zhang Lab, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT

Spiderman’s Spidersilk
Zhao Qin – Research Scientist, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT

Ethics and Moral Dilemmas of Superheroes
Christopher Robichaud – Lecturer, Ethics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

The Adventures of Ms. Meta: The Female Superhero and her Cultural Importance
Sarah Zaidan– Assistant Professor, Department of Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College

How to Make a Comic Book (workshop)
Patrick Yurick – Graphic Designer and Head House Elf at Makingcomics.com

Additional demonstrations and activities from 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.

General admission is $20 online and $25 at the door. Includes admission, one drink ticket, and light refreshments. Costumes are encouraged! This is a 21+ event.

Advance tickets here.


April 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 - $25
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MIT Museum
265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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