Night of Numbers
By Praveen Subramani, graduate student in Media Arts and Sciences, and Anna Kotova, undergraduate student in Architecture
Wiesner Building Plaza E15, façade of the Landau Building 66
Night of Numbers is a dynamic lighting installation that brings renewed vibrancy to the often-overlooked entrance to MIT’s main campus from the Kendall MBTA station. It uses powerful LCD projectors to enliven the architecture at the Ames Street pedestrian crossway and draw attention to some of MIT’s most impressive buildings. The projections tell the story of MIT’s past with numbers that hold special or historical significance to the Institute. Meanwhile, cryptic phrases projected around the plaza hint to the meaning of the numbers, creating an exciting visual puzzle for visitors and residents alike. 77…02139…1861…150. Can you decode them all?