ReWildAR, augmented reality installation, Tamiko Thiel and /p, 2021. Commissioned by Ashley Molese for the 175th anniversary FUTURES exhibit of the Smithsonian Institution, at the Arts and Industry Building.

Unveiling the Invisible

The digital artworks of Tamiko Thiel ’83 expand perception of our immediate environment   Imagine walking in an urban setting, conjuring a spontaneous rewilding of the world around you; metro stations are dominated by native species, exotic invasives self-seed in … Continued

Ballet des Porcelaines

A contemporary reinterpretation of an 18th century ballet at MIT reveals the fragility of orientalist fantasies   A faraway island. An evil magician. A prince transformed into a teapot. A princess on a rescue mission. When the first performance of … Continued

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Lupe Fiasco Is On To His Next Chapter

Lupe Fiasco spoke with Okayplayer about his new album Drill Music in Zion, his forthcoming MIT course, rappers catching RICO cases, his friendship with Virgil Abloh, and more.

July 5, 2022
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Making art through computation

Master’s student Chelsi Cocking combines her love for computer science and design in her research and outreach efforts at the Media Lab.

June 26, 2022
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USA News Hub: Promesa Board Game

A new board game from Mikael Jakobsson and Rosa Colón Guerra that highlights the colonized experience in Puerto Rico.  

June 11, 2022
Close up view of the illustrated Promesa Board Game box.

A New Board Game Highlights the Colonized Experience

Departing from games that glorify European conquest, Promesa helps players understand Puerto Rico as a modern-day colony   In the popular board game Puerto Rico, players are placed in the role of colonial governors. Their task, while growing crops on … Continued

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It Must Be Now! is a call for change

MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, MIT Wind Ensemble, MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and some special guests came together to perform It Must Be Now! (IMBN!), a two-year endeavor combining music, spoken word, and interpretive dance.

May 26, 2022