Facts + Figures

Test Flights of CAST Visiting Artist Tomás Saraceno's Aerocene , MIT Killian Court, April 2018. Credit: Sham Sthankiya/MIT.

100+ public programs since 2012

Critique during Skylar Tibbits's 4.022 Architecture Design Fundamentals I, Spring 2015. Credit: L. Barry Hetherington.

33 courses supported since 2012

CAST Faculty Director Evan Ziporyn conducts his orchestral arrangement of David Bowie's Blackstar. Photo: Justin Knight.

37 performances




Since its inception in 2012, the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) has been the catalyst for nearly 150 artist residencies and collaborative projects with MIT faculty and students, including numerous cross-disciplinary courses, workshops, concert series, multimedia projects, lectures and symposia. The visiting artists program is a cornerstone of CAST’s activities, which encourages cross-fertilization among disciplines and intensive interaction with MIT’s faculty and students.


BETWEEN 2012-19:

  • 130+ MIT faculty members representing all five schools have collaborated with CAST (see list of partners)

  • 6,500+ students enrolled in classes or participated in a workshop, symposium, or performance

  • 125 grants awarded

  • 30+ collaborative projects have appeared in international festivals or exhibitions


Facts and Figures of CAST Programs, 2012-19