A few months back, I had a few hours to photograph MIT's well-known Media Lab for the French magazine Polka (an excellent, photo-focused magazine if you aren't already familiar). It was a very challenging shoot, because although there's a lot of cool stuff going on in the building, the vast majority of it was off-limits for the shoot. We were limited to two groups, Camera Culture and the Center for Civic Media, and even those had some restrictions on what could be photographed. The shoot happened right at the beginning of the summer, so most students and researchers were also away from the labs. But in spite of all of these difficulties, I was grateful for the access we did have and was happy with what I got from the day. You can read the article, in French, and see a few more pictures on Polka's website.