Publication An MIT Alumni Association Publication slice Topics Research Alumni Life Campus Culture Video Podcast About Keywords Sort by RelevanceDate Research Alumni Life Campus Culture Video Podcast About Breadcrumb alum.mit.edu Photo of the Week Photo of the Week by Brian Chan ’02, SM ’04, PhD ’09 Photo of the Week by Brian Chan ’02, SM ’04, PhD ’09 Jan 27, 2018 Alan Scott slice.mit.edu Filed Under Photo of the Week The shamisen, a fretless banjo of Japan, traditionally breaks down and can be stored inside a small suitcase. My version can be stored in its own soundbox.—Made from CNC-cut lacewood and 3D printed metal fittings (© Brian Chan). Brian Chan is an artist, craftsman, and an engineer at Formlabs in Cambridge, MA. See more of his work on his website. View other alumni photos of the week. Filed Under Photo of the Week Log in to post comments Next Up Previous Article Building a Supply Chain for Ethical Jewelry Jan 26, 2018 Julie Fox slice.mit.edu Ella Peinovich MArch ’12 started a company that brings jewelry from Nairobi to Nordstrom. Next Article 2016 Tech Challenge Games The Tech Challenge Games are the most interesting and eclectic collection of MIT-inspired games you will ever encounter. Founded by alumni for alumni, the Games have become an integral and exciting part of reunion weekend. More Photo of the Week Photo of the Week by Irina Medvedev SM ’01 Photo of the Week by Ayush Bhandari SM ’14 Photo of the Week by Owen Franken ’68 Photo of the Week by Tamas Kolos SM ’13 Photo of the Week by Aarthy Adityan SM ’14 Photo of the Week by Yu-Hsin Chen SM ’13 Related Articles Alumni Books Podcast: The Big Ones Video: You know you went to MIT if . . . Organizing for Fiber-Optic Broadband—and a Fully Connected Future—in Rural Vermont Do Re MIT ClassPass Boosts Access to Exercise Studios Why do our bodies make boogers?