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Scientists and artists are working together as never before, finds a Nature poll. Both sides need to invest time, and embrace surprise and challenge.
An Interview With Ken Urban By Hayley Finn
British painter Matthew Burrows on creating an alternative economy for artists under lockdown
For decades, Tishan Hsu ’73, MAR ’75 has explored the ever more salient relationship between technology and the human body.
In the early 1980s, the painter, sculptor, and all-around technological savant Tishan Hsu ’73, MAR ’75 landed a night job as a “word processor” at a Wall Street law firm.
MIT Press has launched an eBook collection of previously undigitised classic architecture and urban studies publications which have been requested by the public for years.
Chi-Yua Yu and Markus J. Buehler from MIT created a computer program that transforms viral proteins into music!
Architects and academic experts discussed the connection between architecture and democracy in a virtual lecture co-hosted by the Harvard and MIT’s Departments of Architecture Wednesday.
Artist Jill Magid Etched a Phrase Onto 120,000 US Pennies That Reflects Society’s Greater Concern for Financial Bodies Than Human Ones
The artist delivered her rolls of pennies to New York City bodegas.
Just a few months ago, an art opening involved a jam-packed room of patrons standing shoulder-to-shoulder in a gallery, nibbling on crudités with one hand while balancing a glass of wine in the other.
Watch the MTA Playwrights Lab—a collaboration between MIT students and professional theater artists—stage performance readings featuring the work of student writers.
MIT Music and Theater Arts announce 3rd annual Playwrights Lab
The Coronavirus emergency left the landscape for the arts gloomy, but Guerilla Opera’s thirteenth season had successes which propelled the company into a new era of female leadership and artistry.
Over the past weeks, art museums have been opening their doors to an entirely changed world.
Through playful, outraged interventions, a sculptor seeks to reclaim a lost Iraq.
The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, designed by Thomas Jefferson, was built by enslaved people. The Memorial to Enslaved Laborers acknowledges that long-suppressed history.
An AI Algorithm Developed at MIT Can Spot Similarities Between Artworks Made in Vastly Different Periods of Art History
The MosAIc algorithm compares artworks from the collections of the Rijksmuseum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
When conceptual artist Ekene Ijeoma decided to deconstruct a monument, he picked a song, not a statue.
She’s an artist, architect, and animator—and soon an Olympian, as a core member of the United States’ first-ever skate team. Here’s how the perennially stylish 33-year-old polymath puts it all together while keeping it low-key.
A new video re-creates a history that never happened, showing the power of AI-generated media
MIT M.Arch Graduates Alexandre Beaudouin-Mackay & Sarah Wagner Inject “A New Way of Play” Into Architectural Pedagogy
Graduates Alexandre Beaudouin-Mackay & Sarah Wagner take architectural pedagogy in a direction driven by play.
There’s a new monograph out on the Los Angeles architect, who was a fixture in Architectural Digest in the 1920s and ’30s
Artist Anicka Yi Explains Why COVID-19 Is Terrible for Humanity, But Fundamentally ‘Good for the Planet’
The artist says it is counterproductive to ask artists what their role in any given situation is supposed to be.
Three artists on the future of the gallery system after Covid-19.