Boston MA – On July 21, 2016 MIT hosted “Forbidden Research,” a day full of talks from industry experts about pushing the boundaries that limit research developments and social progress. Language Connections, a Boston-based translation and interpreting agency, provided their conference interpreting services at the event, which ranged in subject matter from hacking culture at MIT to genetic engineering. The modes of interpreting used included Russian consecutive interpreting and Japanese whisper interpreting.
Alexandra Elbakyan, a Russian software developer, joined the event by teleconference to offer her input on illegally disseminating scientific research. She violated U.S. law by launching Sci-Hub, a website that increased access to paywalled academic content. She delivered her presentation in English, but answered audience questions in Russian. Language Connections provided Russian consecutive interpreting for her responses.
A Japanese interpreter also accompanied a Japanese visitor to all events, where she took notes while summarizing content for her client. She utilized a technique called whisper interpreting, during which the interpreter whispers into the ear of the person requiring interpreting services as the presenter speaks.
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Language Connections is a language service provider. We specialize in technical, medical and legal translation, software and website localization, simultaneous and consecutive interpretation, corporate language programs, and interpreter training. We provide certified, professional translation in 100+ languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, and French. With over 20 years of experience, we have expertise in all major industries including the life sciences, patent and immigration law, international business, global education, and advanced technology. Our cost-effective interpreting and conference solutions will meet your multilingual needs for all types of international events – business meetings, conferences, lectures or presentations.
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