This documentary follows the rise and fall of (and what went horribly wrong with) Biosphere 2, an artificial environment built in Oracle, Arizona, where eight people walked into a self-sustaining complex as an experiment, seeing if humans could live for two years sealed off from the Earth.
Most employees of a Kendall Square research center have been working from home because of the coronavirus. Now the organization, the Ragon Institute, wants to start bringing them back to the office as part of what it calls a research project, apparently without consulting with city officials.
Here’s another Covid-19 impact that is transforming the world as we knew it: Psychotherapy has become a “virtual” experience to comply with the strictures of social distancing. It’s created challenges for therapists and clients alike when they “meet” via telephone or video chat.
In a look ahead at a week of Cambridge and Somerville events, there’s Space Night at Harvard, a look at the rise and fall of romance comics, the start of a Pete Souza exhibit of photos from the Obama White House, the return of the Empty Bowls charity meal, and plenty of comedy, poetry and music.