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Follow Me: A Video Tour of Campus by Krystal L. '17

in which you get to hang out with my friends and walk around MIT through the magic of the internet and moving pictures

I made a video-thing!

During the second snow day of the semester, I roped my friends Cathy ’17 and Tara ’17 into making a video for all you wonderful readers out there. I followed them around campus while they talked about MIT, life, the universe, and other super specific things, like grass allergies and how to pronounce the word “Stata”. If that sounds like a fun way to spend your next 21 minutes, then you’re in luck. Boy, oh boy, do I have the video for you.

Our goal was to make an accessible, virtual tour of MIT’s campus for people who want to know what it’s like to be at MIT but can’t necessarily make the trek out here. Without a pre-planned script, Cathy and Tara just talked about whatever came to mind wherever they were at the time. It’s not meant to be a professional tour of MIT, but rather a casual conversation with friends.

If you don’t really feel like investing 20+ minutes of your life into watching this video (even though we would love it if you did!), feel free to watch it on 2x speed for a quicker visual tour of campus. Or, just jump around to different parts of the video willy-nilly whenever you feel like it. I’ve listed some times beneath the video that you can jump to if you want to see or hear about a particular place. Enjoy!

P.S. Apologies in advanced for some audio issues :( The wind was atrocious the day we filmed this and there’s some random parts in the middle where the video didn’t sync with the audio.


00:25 Crossing Massachusetts Avenue

01:40 Entering Killian Court

02:10 The Dome!

03:56 Metal Sculpture Thing

04:33 Building 6

07:33 The Infinite Hallway

09:45 Building 26

11:48 TEAL Classrooms

13:27 Stata (and it’s pronunciation)

18:56 Courtyard Behind Stata

…and more! For a complete list of places visited, reference the end credits of the video (that start at 21:18)

If you have any questions about anything mentioned in the video or if you have any suggestions for future video/blog topics, leave a comment in the comment section below!