MIT Media Lab, in wake of scandal, seeks restart with new director – CNET
Dava Newman, a longtime Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, has been named the next director of the MIT Media Lab.
The MIT Media Lab has always been about rethinking society’s paths to the future, about melding technological systems and human behavior. Lately, it’s been thinking a lot about its own future, following a disastrous blow to its reputation in a 2019 scandal tied to taking funds from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
A key step in that process came Tuesday…