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Past Forum discussions have addressed the following topics:
- Rapid prototyping
- Rapid prototyping of solutions
- The Idea Lab
- Nude models at art colleges
- Contemporary architecture
- Industry contracts at colleges
- Revolutions in design and making
- Technological literacy
- All of MIT’s course material is online
- Computation and the arts
- Contemporary art
- Theory in academia
- Writing in colleges
- Online learning
- Grade inflation
- The resolution of Zeno’s paradoxes
- AI and consciousness
- Role of chairs at Pratt
- Biomimicry – Art and Science
- Faculty Union elections
- What students should know
- Faculty Union contract “memorandum of understanding”
- Teaching assistants at Pratt
First posted December 2002; amended and ratified by the Academic Senate, November 2003
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