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By Marie-Pier Boucher, Stefan Helmreich, Leila W. Kinney, Skylar Tibbits, Rebecca Uchill, and Evan Ziporyn The following excerpt is from the publication Being Material (2019 MIT Press). At the intersection of art, science, and technology, the book Being Material … Continued
The MIT Student Arts Programs offers programs, resources, and opportunities in the arts for all MIT students, regardless of discipline. The programs support the artistic practice of both undergraduate and graduate students by providing access to exhibition space, community, funding, … Continued
The Arts at MIT is pleased to announce Andrea Volpe as the director of the Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT).
Composer and MIT professor discusses the enduring legacy of Visiting Artist Alvin Lucier.
Ellen T. Harris, MIT Music and Theater Arts Class of 1949 Professor of Music Emeritus and President of the American Musicological Society, received The Nicolas Slonimsky Award for Outstanding Musical Biography in the concert music field for her book George Frideric Handel: A … Continued
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the world’s best university for architecture, according to new global rankings.
With nature as their guide, design studio Nervous System, a.k.a. Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, has just launched a line of jewelry called Floraform that grows with the same differential growth you see in kale, iris flowers, jellyfish legs, and … Continued
Joan Jonas, the professor emerita at MIT who’s representing the United States at the Venice Biennale, was visited Saturday by first lady Michelle Obama, her daughters, Sasha and Malia, and her mother, Marian Robinson.
Tomas Saraceno, who holds an ongoing residency at MIT, has exhibited work alongside that of artists like Andy Warhol; this show, however, is dedicated to his work alone.
Korean-born, American-based Yi is currently in residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she’s been working with synthetic biologists in the hopes of creating a superbacterium.
Reducing women to bacteria samples initially seems odd, as does the choice to use this live material as the fabric of a microcosmic female network. However, as Yi’s collaborator on the piece, MIT synthetic biologist and bacteria expert Tal Danino, clarified in a … Continued
“Paul has been on mission getting students and faculty over to the List and building up its reputation,” said Philip S. Khoury, associate provost in charge of the arts at M.I.T.
For Anicka Yi, the studio is a giant—and often pungent—petri dish. As an official visiting artist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yi has been collaborating with synthetic biologists on projects that extend her futuristic sculptures into the realms of science … Continued
The concert reminded me that you don’t have to understand what a person is saying (or in this case, singing) to know that it is beautiful. In fact, there is something almost spiritual about hearing something graceful and elegant that … Continued
The MIT List Visual Arts Center has received a gift of $200,000 from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in support of Joan Jonas’s presentation for the US Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale.
The thriving bacterium, which Yi nurtured with the help of MIT synthetic biologist Tal Danino, is a budding contaminant, a collective, germy growth.