Alumni Arts Exchange (AAx)

Reunion Week, 2015

(exact date TBD)

 

The MIT Alumni Arts Exchange (AAx) is a global network of over 12,000 MIT alumni of all ages who are involved with and interested in the arts.  AAx hosts a series of events throughout the year centered around a special activity, theme or holiday. The mission of AAx is to provide a gathering space, either virtual or actual, for like-minded MIT alumni to learn about arts activities on the MIT campus, and the work that their fellow alumni artists are exhibiting or performing.  AAx was officially launched on March 13, 2014 – celebrating both Pi Day (3.14) and Albert Einstein’s birthday.

All MIT alumni with an interest in the arts are welcome to connect with the recently established Alumni Arts Exchange (AAx). As part of our global network of 12,000 alumni, we hope to see you at future AAx events in Cambridge and beyond!

Past Events:

Saturday, March 14, 2015: Super π (Pi) Day!

Featuring performances by:
MIT Rambax, Senegalese drumming troupe
Ridonkulous, MIT hop hop dance troupe
MIT Festival Jazz Quartet!

Please join your fellow MIT alumni for a Super π Day event and enjoy savory and sweet pies, beer, wine and soft drinks!
As you know, π has no end, and this year, the supply of PIE will also be infinite*!

Meet at 6:00pm in the Multipurpose Room on the 6th floor of the Media Lab, located at 75 Amherst Street in Cambridge; at 7:00pm we will open the doors and join the Grad Arts Forum Annual Soiree where we will enjoy art, music, appetizers, adult beverages and general merriment until 10:00pm.

*Obviously, we cannot provide INFINITE pie, but we will do our best not to run out!

“Artfully Engineering Art,” a panel discussion

November 20, 2014
Red Star Union

For more information, see the Storify

Moderator: Raney Aronson-Rath, Deputy Executive Producer for the PBS series FRONTLINE and MIT Open Doc Lab Fellow

Panelists: Jeff Lieberman ’00, Alberta Chu, and Eric Gunther ’00

Raney Aronson-Rath, Deputy Executive Producer for the PBS series FRONTLINE and MIT Open Doc Lab Fellow. Aronson-Rath directs the editorial development and execution of the series. With David Fanning, FRONTLINE’s creator and executive producer, Aronson oversees all phases of production and runs the daily editorial management of the series.

Jeff Lieberman ’00 explores the connections between the arts, sciences, education, creativity, and consciousness. He hosted ‘Time Warp’ on the Discovery Channel, reminding us how little our senses detect and understand about reality. He composes music in the duo Knolls. He shows sculptures internationally, exploring our unseen interconnectedness and interdependence.

Documentary filmmaker Alberta Chu points her camera at the processes of discovery, innovation, making and inventing. She has produced dynamic science programming for clients including Paramount, National Geographic, and the Sci-Fi Channel. Her award-winning work has been exhibited internationally at film festivals, art museums, science museums, and educational institutions.

Eric Gunther ’00 was born in New York in 1978. He studied Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at MIT, where he also worked on his Master’s Thesis in tactile composition at the MIT Media Lab. He lives in Cambridge, where he is a founding partner of the interactive art and design firm, Sosolimited. Eric makes music with the bands Knolls, Maamba, and Babystep.

 

For more information about the AAx and upcoming events, please contact Susan Cohen or Sam Magee.