A major cross-school initiative, the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) was founded in 2012. Since then, CAST has been the catalyst for more than 35 artist residencies and collaborative projects with MIT faculty and students—20 cross-disciplinary courses and workshops, four concert series, and numerous multimedia projects, lectures, and symposia.
- Classes: integrating the arts into the core curriculum and creating new artistic work or materials, media, and technologies for artistic expression.
- Visiting Artists: distinctive for its emphasis on the research and development phase of artistic work, residencies embed artists in the cutting-edge research and teaching at MIT, where scientists and engineers are open to artists’ speculative and hands-on way of working.
- Faculty Grants: creating new opportunities for art, science, and technology to thrive as interrelated, mutually informing modes of exploration, knowledge and discovery at MIT, CAST supports projects that may be difficult to fund through traditional sources or are exploratory in nature but may lead to creative works, significant research, or interesting collaborations in the future.