Binary Lights

The FM Files: Harvard 2029

“You wouldn’t have come if I’d just asked you to,” the chief shrugged. I lingered. “Come on, don’t be an asshole. I’ve got an assignment from the President themself.” I sat. The President? That was big. It had been a tumultuous and scandalous 10 years, after Faust had given the reins to—wait, you know the story. I’ll stop boring you. The chief poured us both a whiskey. “Son of one of our major donors, and I mean major, just failed a class.”

You know, the website? It's real life now.

Coordinates: Amazon@Boston

There is only one other customer in the store, who seems to be waiting for an Amazon staff member to appear behind the counter. He turns, we make eye contact, and he looks back at his phone. Neither of us went to an Amazon pick-up location to interact with other people.

Professor James H. Waldo

Hey Professor: Jim H. Waldo

FM sat down with Computer Science Professor James “Jim” H. Waldo to discuss privacy and technology in society today.

New IT Building

University IT Upgrades to New Office

The larger space "will allow HUIT to host events such as hackathons, guest lectures, and other IT-related programming,” according to a HUIT spokesperson.


Panelists Share Perspectives on Social Media’s Impact

As social media becomes increasingly integral to everyday life, four Harvard professors discussed its impact on individuals’ identities and relationships at a panel on Monday.

bRealTime Test


bRealTime Test


Harvard Logs In
Computer Science

Harvard, Connected: The Houses Got Internet

The relative obscurity of Harvard’s “high speed data network” in 1992 caused some students to disregard its significance at first.


Innovation Challenge Awards Funds to Social Enterprise Start-Ups

​Over $300,000 in prize money was awarded to seven winners of the President’s Innovation Challenge Award Ceremony at the iLab in Allston on Tuesday afternoon.

College Life



Harvard’s Burgeoning Game Development Culture

The Harvard College Video Game Development Club meets every Saturday evening in the Science Center basement.

Back on Campus

Mark Zuckerberg Named 2017 Commencement Speaker

Facebook founder and Harvard dropout Mark E. Zuckerberg will return to campus on May 25 to speak at the University’s 366th commencement ceremony.

Future Retail
On Campus

Future Retail

Business School professor Rajiv Lal speaks at Gund Hall in Harvard’s Graduate School of Design Wednesday night. He discussed the future of retail, focusing on the integration of new technologies, like the drone delivery of packages.


Amazon Service Glitch Downs Canvas, Alarms Students

The disruption in Amazon’s web services, which began at noon and lasted for roughly five hours, temporarily downed large swathes of the Internet, including popular sites Netflix, Airbnb, and Slack, The Seattle Times reported.

Artificial intelligence.
Harvard Law School

Get Smart: The Berkman Klein Center Takes On Artificial Intelligence

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School will be working with the MIT Media Lab, the Knight Foundation, and others to start the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, which will support interdisciplinary research on bias and ethics in AI.