CAST Mission

CAST Mission Statement
The Center for Art, Science & Technology (MIT CAST) facilitates and creates opportunities for exchange and collaboration among artists, engineers, and scientists. A joint initiative of the Office of the Provost, the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) and School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS), the Center is committed to fostering a culture where the arts, science and technology thrive as interrelated, mutually informing modes of exploration, knowledge and discovery. CAST’s activities include:

Soliciting and supporting cross-disciplinary curricular initiatives that integrate the arts into the core curriculum or create new artistic work or materials, media and technologies for artistic expression

Producing a Visiting Artists program that emphasizes creative process, extensive interaction with MIT faculty, students and researchers, and cross-fertilization among disciplines

Assisting in the presentation and curation of performing and visual arts or design relevant to the research of engineers, scientists, and the MIT community as a whole

Disseminating the creative and intellectual production supported by the Center to the public through performances, exhibitions, installations, and a biennial symposium

Supporting faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers whose work advances the mission of the Center