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 added their individual contributions throughout spring 2017, culminating in a single, connected mural completed in 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

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

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

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

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

Iris Fung ’17 (Historian) studied biology at MIT. 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

More information

2017 Borderline Murals. Courtesy of the artists.
2017 Borderline Murals. Courtesy of the artists.

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