A CAST Visiting Artist project traces the history of cause and effect that have led India to its current crossroads. Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, and CAST Visiting Artist Sarnath Banerjee (no relation) share a similar … Continued
Articles that take an in-depth look at selected MIT faculty projects funded by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology.
The Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) supports the development of creative projects, artist residencies, cross-disciplinary classes, and research that integrates the arts and has significant student engagement or impact on campus.
CAST offers several categories of funding for MIT faculty and principal or senior research staff from all departments, labs, and centers. In addition to two types of grants established in 2016, the Mellon Faculty Grant and the Fay Chandler Faculty Creativity Grant, in 2018 the International Exhibition and Performance Fund was introduced to defray the costs of a faculty member’s performance, exhibition, installation, or other creative project that will appear by invitation in a major international venue.
The MIT PhD student explains how the study of visual perception can translate students’ creativity across domains. Computational neuroscientist Sarah Schwettmann is one of three instructors behind the cross-disciplinary course 9.S52/9.S916 Vision in Art and Neuroscience, which introduces students to … Continued
Students share their experiences from a workshop with theater professionals Director Logan Vaughn, dramaturg Ignacia Delgado, and actors Heather Alicia Simms, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Naomi Jacobson, and Jordan Geiger came together at MIT to work with Ken Urban, Senior Lecturer … Continued
On a recent Friday evening, six people gathered around a table in a mostly-empty studio in MIT’s new Theater Arts building on the western edge of campus. In a few hours time, the group—local actors Marge Buckley and Sarah Bedard, … Continued
Artistic Collaboration Between MIT, German-Jordanian University and Refugees in the Al Azraq Camp in Jordan Associate Professor Azra Akšamija, Art, Culture & Technology Program, MIT Department of Architecture, first visited the Al Azraq refugee camp in Jordan in 2016. “Once … Continued
“It’s a tender portrait of a scary thing,” says Anna Kohler, describing her latest theatrical project, Mytho? Lure of Wildness. Kohler’s play explores the fearsome reality of getting old, in particular how aging transforms beauty and affects the senses: “It’s … Continued