The Borderline Mural Project

Connecting people and places at MIT

The Borderline Mural Project covers a 200 foot long wall in the tunnels under the campus of MIT with murals and magic. The tunnel is a commonly used route between MIT Buildings 66 and E17 during bad weather. The tunnel is a useful connection between point A to point B, but Borderline aims to make it a destination.

More than twenty-five MIT-affiliated artists will add their individual contributions throughout spring 2017, culminating in a single, connected mural by the end of May 2017.

The magic comes in the form of augmented reality: viewers can use a mobile phone app to experience an extension of the imagery.

Download the app: Android | iOS

 

 

Learn more about the project at theborderlinetunnel.wordpress.com

Track progress until opening day at instagram.com/theborderlinetunnel

Julia Rue ’18 (Lead) is a junior at MIT studying Mechanical Engineering. She enjoys spending time with her family, and corn.

Tara Lee ’17 (Painting Coord) is a senior at MIT studying Biological Engineering. She enjoys collecting pens and being aesthetic.

Jessie Wang ’19 (AR Coord) is a sophomore at MIT studying Computer Science. She enjoys cute things and avocados.

Emma DeSoto ’18 (Logistics) is a junior at MIT studying Mechanical Engineering. She enjoys watching videos of cute dogs, and street style.

Iris Fung ’17 (Historian) is a senior at MIT studying biology. She enjoys southern food and dancing like no one’s watching.

Opening Reception
Thursday, May 18, 2017 / 5:00-7:00pm
MIT Building 66, Lower Level Tunnels

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Iris Fung '17 works on her Borderline mural contribution
Iris Fung '17 works on her Borderline mural contribution

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