The ISF houses a research-driven program of liberal education. It is a problem-based program, not a discipline. It offers motivated students the unique opportunity to develop an individualized cross-disciplinary Research Program that includes a Course of Study and a Senior Thesis. The Course of Study is made up of courses taken in the social sciences, the humanities, and/or the professional schools and colleges, alongside the required courses in ISF. The capstone experience a scholarly, rigorously-researched 40 page required Senior Thesis, a sustained inquiry in the social sciences and humanities based on original, cross-disciplinary research. Read more about the major
Rodrigo majored in ISF with a concentration in Science and Technology Studies and graduated in the Spring of 2015.
His research examines the computational regulation of social and political life. In the fall of 2016, he will join MIT as a PhD student in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society.
His honors thesis investigated algorithmic filtering as a form of information control. Algorithmic filtering is the primary mechanism for selecting, distributing, and displaying information on social media platforms with feeds, such as Facebook, Twitter... Read More...
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