BBC Culture named MIT Professor Junot Diaz’s first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, as the 21st century’s greatest novel.
Honorable Mention for the Ordos 20+10 Office Complex by NADAAA (Architecture Professor Nader Tehrani’s firm) in Association with Himma Studio.
When Tomás Saraceno first came to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a Visiting Artist in 2012, he met with the late Otto Piene, who was then Professor Emeritus of Visual Design and the second director of the influential Center … Continued
The MIT Museum celebrates National Engineers Week with “Feb Fest: Light, Cameras, Science!”, a week of engineering-centric activities, workshops, and demos.
In 1892, Taylor became the first black student to graduate from MIT and went on to become the nation’s first academically trained black architect.
MIT Visiting Artist Anicka Yi explores the beauty of bacteria with MIT Research Scientist Tal Danino.
“Photographing Places: The Photographers of Places Journal, 1987-2009” runs at the MIT Museum through Aug. 16.
One of the leading figures in technology-based art, Otto Piene was the first fellow of MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) and its Director from 1974 until his retirement in 1994.
Blurring the line between observation and perception.
Shiela Kennedy (Kennedy & Violich) and Nader Tehrani (NADAAA) are both recipients; each award recognizes projects that excel both aesthetically and technically, making a positive impact in the field of architecture.
A clinic in Kenya built by students in José Selgas’s MIT unit raises questions about the ethics of educational tourism in relation to the needs of the Global South.
Under the direction of Skylar Tibbits, the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT is revolutionizing the way things are made – by designing them to make themselves.
The legendary audio-engineer also reflects on his experience as a teacher.
Guru, who has produced tracks for Jay Z, Talib Kweli, Fabolous, Mariah Carey, Beyonce and more, is also an artist-in-residence at the University of Southern California’s Thorton School of Music where he encourages for hip-hop “to be studied and revered … Continued
The new series at MIT aims to bring leaders in Hip Hop together with faculty to find a way to bring about interesting insights.
Tackling the innovative areas of technology and design, Professor Guru will demonstrate how those aforementioned areas can help breathe life into an idea and its role in the music industry.
The MIT art history professor reflects on the Guggenheim’s new exhibit.
The thriving bacterium, which Yi nurtured with the help of MIT synthetic biologist Tal Danino, is a budding contaminant, a collective, germy growth.
Open Studio by Jared Bowen interviews MIT Media Lab’s Tod Machover about his new project Vocal Vibrations at Le Laboratoire.
As snow returned to the skies on Sunday afternoon, Pittman brought his ensemble, a volunteer orchestra known for its uncommonly thoughtful and adventurous programming, to the stage of Kresge Auditorium, where a large crowd gathered to be warmed by at … Continued
A new exhibition at MIT, “Drawing Apart,” deals with the fragmented way distant yet familiar places live on in our imaginations.
Boston Camerata’s residence at MIT is part of the MIT Sounding series, curated by Evan Ziporyn, a larger collaboration with Professor Michael Cuthbert at MIT.
Leigh Anne Miller walks through the Independent Art Fair with Paul Ha, director of MIT’s List Visual Arts Center.
Young Guru was a guest panelist at MIT last night courtesy of the Arts at MIT & Lyor Cohen’s newest venture “TapTape“.
Depict is among the startups Chase’s students have created. Co-founded by Kimberly Gordon and Shambhavi Kadam, this web and mobile platform lets art enthusiasts fill the blank spaces in their homes with artwork by the world’s leading digital artists.
“On behalf of the List, Joan Jonas, and everyone involved in this project, I extend our great appreciation to the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation for its incredible generosity and support,” said Mr. Ha in the same statement. “We’re very excited to … Continued
In 2012, Steidl published an exhaustive monograph, Berenice Abbott: Documenting Science, to accompany the exhibition of the same name at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Museum.
The MIT List Visual Arts Center has announced that the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation has pledged a gift of $200,000 in support of Joan Jonas’s presentation for the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale this year. This gift raises the List’s … Continued
Elizabeth Smith, the executive director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, called the foundation’s donation “a particularly meaningful gift for us” in a statement, citing Frankenthaler’s inclusion in the US pavilion, along with Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jules Olitski at … Continued
The gift will support Joan Jonas’s presentation for the US Pavilion at the Fifty-sixth Venice Biennale, “They Come to Us Without a Word.”
The MIT List Visual Arts Center has received a gift of $200,000 from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in support of Joan Jonas’s presentation for the US Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale.
The MIT List Visual Arts Center has received a gift of $200,000 from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in support of Joan Jonas’s presentation for the US Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale.
The concert reminded me that you don’t have to understand what a person is saying (or in this case, singing) to know that it is beautiful. In fact, there is something almost spiritual about hearing something graceful and elegant that … Continued
For Anicka Yi, the studio is a giant—and often pungent—petri dish. As an official visiting artist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yi has been collaborating with synthetic biologists on projects that extend her futuristic sculptures into the realms of science … Continued
“Paul has been on mission getting students and faculty over to the List and building up its reputation,” said Philip S. Khoury, associate provost in charge of the arts at M.I.T.
Reducing women to bacteria samples initially seems odd, as does the choice to use this live material as the fabric of a microcosmic female network. However, as Yi’s collaborator on the piece, MIT synthetic biologist and bacteria expert Tal Danino, clarified in a … Continued
Korean-born, American-based Yi is currently in residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she’s been working with synthetic biologists in the hopes of creating a superbacterium.
Tomas Saraceno, who holds an ongoing residency at MIT, has exhibited work alongside that of artists like Andy Warhol; this show, however, is dedicated to his work alone.
The List will present an exhibition in Cambridge that features seven of Jonas’s seminal film and video works, surveying the breadth of her career.
The medium of photography as intersection of art and technology is on display at the MIT Museum (a fitting location) in “Images of Discovery: Communicating Science Through Photography.”
Photographers, image makers, and innovators Felice Frankel, Harold “Doc” Edgerton, and Berenice Abbott are featured in this new exhibition at the MIT Museum.
Alberta Chu discusses the exciting and growing relationship between science and art in Boston and Cambridge; from Kendall Square, MIT, Harvard University’s Wyss Institute, and the Museum of Science, science and art intertwine like never before.
To commemorate the new exhibit, Hybrid Solitary … Semi-Social Quintet … on Cosmic Webs …, which features a galaxy of spiderweb sound installations and geometric hanging sculptures, last week the artist discussed his work with Leila W. Kinney, executive director … Continued
In the months leading up to the show, Yi, currently a visiting artist at M.I.T.’s Center for Art, Science, and Technology, invited a hundred women she knows professionally—artists, writers, art historians, curators, dealers—to provide her with samples, collected with cotton … Continued
For over half a century, the artist’s arresting, inventive and immersive performances and videos have conjured strange mythological landscapes that upend a viewer’s sense of time. Now, as she reaches the height of her creative powers, the art world is … Continued
Anicka Yi had wanted to chart female networks and the public’s fear of them for some time, but the idea of creating a powerful collective bacteria came to her when she started an artist residency at MIT last year.
A look at the week ahead at MIT, featuring the Aardvark Orchestra, Mariah Steele and Quicksilver Dance, and the work of Joan Jonas.
The septuagenarian artist, who will be representing the United States at next month’s Venice Biennale, has been at the vanguard of video and performance art since the 1970s.
Joan Jonas, the 78-year-old performance and video artist who has been selected to represent the United States at this year’s Venice Biennale, is a kind of outsider artist, in the sense that she is essentially self-taught.
Late of Boston, and now Illinois-based, the Jupiter Quartet gave the last installment in its complete set of Beethoven quartets Friday evening at Kresge.
Spiders helped create artist-in-residence Tomás Saraceno’s work featured at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.
MIT Professor Emerita and multimedia artist Joan Jonas, who will represent the U.S. at this year’s Venice Biennale, is preparing her exhibit.
This Friday, Killer Mike will speak as part of MIT’s “Hip-Hop Speaker Series” for a talk called “Race Relations in the U.S.”
We can’t think of a better emcee to give a lecture on race relations than Killer Mike. With racial tensions bowling over in America, Killer Mike of Run The Jewels has been an advocate for improving race relations and bringing awareness to … Continued
Killer Mike, one half of hip-hop duo Run the Jewels, is slated to speak at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology about the state of race relations in America as well as how technology affects the issue and conversation.
This spring, MIT is being recognized in a different realm, in a different European city: at the 56th Venice Biennale, the most prestigious contemporary art event in the world, Joan Jonas, professor emerita in MIT’s program in Art, Culture, and … Continued
At MIT, a welcome and ambitious new series called Sounding, curated by composer Evan Ziporyn, has bookended its inaugural season with celebrations of two icons of American experimental music, beginning with a program devoted to Alvin Lucier and culminating on … Continued
The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) is getting another $1.5 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has given MIT’s Center for Art, Science, and Technology $1.5 million, bringing its total support for the center to $3 million since 2012.
MIT’s Center for Art, Science, & Technology (CAST) has been given $1.5 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the purpose of supporting the center’s “multidisciplinary creative experimentation and integration of the arts across all areas of MIT.”
Killer Mike views rap as social activism, and never shies away from sharing his opinions on race and abuses of power.
Today, along with Harris, the music faculty includes Ziporyn, who leads the MIT Balinese-music ensemble Gamelan Galak Tika as well as directing the school’s Center for Art, Science, and Technology. Composer, bandleader, and trumpeter Mark Harvey teaches jazz history, improvisation, … Continued
In its most recent project, MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab joined Italian design studio Wood-Skin to create the Programmable Table, which transitions from flat to fully built with a gentle tug.
At MIT’s Hip Hop Speaker Series, Killer Mike once again shows he’s the most astute artist around.
This weekend, in addition to attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Killer Mike gave a lecture on race and politics at MIT.
On Friday, Killer Mike of Run the Jewels faced a packed room. There were journalists, students, educators, locals. You can read about the event on Complex or Billboard. Below are the bits I scribbled down.
Twenty-four hours before he attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Killer Mike, one-half of the hip hop duo Run the Jewels, addressed an intimate group of students at MIT.
The curving, star-shaped memorial, which sits near what’s known as North Court at the intersection of Vassar and Main streets, was formally dedicated Wednesday during a somber ceremony that drew hundreds.
“Just after New Years, I heard about a free concert at MIT that I couldn’t resist…” Fresh Air classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz discusses Brooklyn Rider’s “Almanac.”
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has dedicated a permanent memorial in honor of campus police Officer Sean Collier, who was slain by the Boston Marathon bombers.
HÖWELER+YOON COMBINE CUTTING-EDGE TECH AND AGE-OLD CRAFT TO COMPLETE THE SEAN COLLIER MEMORIAL AT MIT
In honor of the slain MIT patrol officer, the university commissioned Boston-based Höweler+Yoon Architecture to design the Sean Collier Memorial—a somber, grey stone structure that marks the site of the tragedy. The heaviness of the unreinforced, fully compressive masonry structure is meant to … Continued
The dedication of a permanent memorial to Officer Sean A. Collier was held on April 29 in a ceremony that emphasized the strength of both Collier and the MIT community.
Hip-hop’s most trusted sound engineer—he’s worked with Jay-Z for the past 16 years—is lending his talents to Silicon Valley and the next generation of sound innovators.
“Jane was the kind of invaluable curator and quintessential administrator that always put the artist first—in her exhibitions, writings, and teaching,” Brooke Davis Anderson, executive director of Prospect New Orleans, said in an email. “Jane was a mentor to many … Continued
Farver was head of the MIT List Visual Arts Center from 1999 to 2011 where she organized solo exhibitions and projects by such artists as Mel Chin, Michael Joo, Paul Pfeiffer, Runa Islam, and Tavares Strachan.
Jane Farver, curator and museum administrator, has died in Venice, where she was working with Joan Jonas on her presentation for the American Pavilion of the Venice Biennale.
“…MIT has this old Bösendorfer, an Austrian piano, a concert grand, an enormous instrument that really went untouched unless a student passed by and played it under the stairs. Suddenly, I thought, Oh wow, here’s this instrument that has extra … Continued
“Among her lasting contributions will be the many important exhibitions that she curated or otherwise helped bring to fruition, including the presentation of Fred Wilson’s work at the 2003 Venice Biennale, her artistic direction of the 2011 Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, … Continued
Among only a handful of so-called makerspaces in the region, Danger Awesome was co-founded by Cambridge City Councilor Nadeem Mazen and fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology alum Ali Mohammad.
“Since its inception in 2012, CAST has provided grants for more than 20 artist residencies and collaborative projects with MIT faculty and students, 12 cross-disciplinary courses and workshops, two concert series, and numerous multimedia projects, lectures, and symposia. This is no … Continued
Joan Jonas at the U.S. pavilion offered an installation that combined prints, found objects like wood and video projections with children.
Jonas has been in Venice for the last six weeks installing the pavilion for her work, a medley of mediums that includes but isn’t limited to video, audio, hand-blown deckled mirrors, found objects such as masks and sand dollars, paintings, … Continued
The pavilion is co-curated by Paul C. Ha, Director of the MIT List Visual Arts Center. It’s the third time in the past 15 years the Massachusetts museum has been chosen to organize America’s representation in the Biennale.
Co-curated by Paul C. Ha, Director of the MIT List Visual Arts Center and Ute Meta Bauer, Director of the NUT Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Nanyang Technological University…‘They Come to Us Without a Word’ emerges from Jonas’s 2010 work … Continued
A surpassingly spooky “magick” runs through the Venice Biennale’s neoclassical American Pavilion this year, courtesy of the venerated performance and multimedia pioneer Joan Jonas.
At 78, Jonas has had a long career making softly surreal yet deeply meaningful videos and performances — often both at once.
The fifty-sixth Venice Biennale doesn’t officially open until Saturday morning, but the line to see Joan Jonas’s installation at the U.S. Pavilion was already long by midweek.
A view of “They Come to Us without a Word,” an installation by Joan Jonas, representing the United States.
“They Come to Us Without a Word,” her multimedia installation piece, is one of the best solo shows to represent the United States at the biennale in over a decade — an effortless combination of maturity and freshness.
A Nigerian art critic and museum director is the first African to curate the Biennale contemporary art fair that opens Saturday for its seven-month run, while female artists are representing more countries than ever in national pavilions – trends seen … Continued
Frieze Magazine interviews Joan Jonas following her exhibition at the 2015 Venice Biennale.
The envelopes have been opened and the lions held happily aloft.
J. Meejin Yoon, working with her colleagues and students at MIT, has designed a monument to Officer Sean Collier, a victim of the Boston marathon bombers, in massive granite blocks with sweeping curves.
Syncopasian, a co-ed a cappella group at MIT, advanced to the final round of the new WGBH singing competition Sing That Thing! Syncopasian competed against high school, college and adult singing groups to make it to the finals, where they … Continued
J. Meejin Yoon, head of MIT’s architecture department, commemorates fallen campus police officer Sean Collier with vaults of solid granite.
Czech artist Eva Kot’átková’s work, now up at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, embodies socialization’s traps and cages.
Jonas’s groundbreaking 1972 video Organic Honey’s Visual Telepathy—an autonomous work related to a performance of the same name, also from that year—begins with the artist’s transformation into the electronic seductress.
Joan Jonas is the pioneering artist representing the U.S. at the Venice Biennale, and she’s got a show at MIT.
IF THE WORD retrospective suggests a certain nostalgia, then it’s fitting that JOAN JONAS, in her celebrated showing at this summer’s Fifty-Sixth Venice Biennale, has rejected the retrospective principle entirely.
Ansel Adams earned renown for his landscape photography. Annie Leibovitz became famous with her portraits of the rich and famous. Felice Frankel has staked out her own small corner of the photography world: science.
Glass holds a special place in the world of mad science. So it’s only natural that our very own local mad scientist incubator, MIT, would have its very own band devoted to making brain-bending experimental music with glassware.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It is a dark room that seems like nothing much — a cave, an aside to the larger exhibition spaces at MIT’s List Center — until you immerse yourself in it for any length of time.
Mr. Correa designed buildings outside India in his later years. He was one of several top architects, including Frank Gehry, chosen to work on the M.I.T. expansion, which included the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex, of which Mr. Correa was … Continued
Joan Jonas, the professor emerita at MIT who’s representing the United States at the Venice Biennale, was visited Saturday by first lady Michelle Obama, her daughters, Sasha and Malia, and her mother, Marian Robinson.
With nature as their guide, design studio Nervous System, a.k.a. Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, has just launched a line of jewelry called Floraform that grows with the same differential growth you see in kale, iris flowers, jellyfish legs, and … Continued
Mayor Marty Walsh’s Office of New Bostonians has something special planned for its upcoming gala.
MIT is hosting an exhibition that highlights the sustainability development work of women policy makers and social entrepreneurs in Malaysia.
LENOX — Ever hear Virgil Thomson’s musical portrait of Fiorello La Guardia? Or how about Jerome Kern’s portrait of Mark Twain? These were sibling works of Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait,” all three commissioned in the early 1940s to spotlight great national … Continued
Like much of Anicka Yi’s work, the artist’s current solo exhibition at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, “6,070,430K of Digital Spit,” manages both physical restraint and sensory overload.
MIT announced that it had bestowed the title of Institute Professor, its highest faculty honor, to three longtime professors. The announcement represents the first time MIT has named new Institute Professors in seven years, demonstrating just how exclusive this group is on … Continued
The gamelan ensemble from Massachusetts Institute of Technology infuses traditional Balinese gamelan music with experimental and modern classical sounds.
This is easily the most stunningly realized video production I’ve seen anywhere, with amazing clarity and resolution. You can see every flyaway hair, every drop of perspiration. For this we can thank teams from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where … Continued
Any contemporary music festival is inevitably going to be a crapshoot. Even with living composers one admires, you never know how the new piece is going to work out.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the world’s best university for architecture, according to new global rankings.
The Greenway is commissioning the new mural, to be installed in September, in partnership with the MIT List Visual Arts Center.
Last night at the Royce Gallery, Pamela Z gave the last of three performances of a workshop study for Memory Trace.
Keith Ellenbogen, who specializes in dramatic, colorful underwater images of marine life, recently won a visiting artist-in-residence fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Art, Science & Technology.
Lina Viste Grønli’s exhibition at MIT List Visual Arts transform ordinary pieces of furniture into the visual form of an E, the most common one in the English language.
Glassmaking began 4,500 years ago, in Mesopotamia. But ancient wisdom often still has value, and now a group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have had another look at the coiling method, pronounced it good, and modernized it.
Additive manufacturing is expensive, time-consuming, and offers limited material options. That could change with the announcement earlier this week by researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) of a novel 3D printer than can simultaneously extrude 10 … Continued
Last week, the additive-manufacturing community and design aficionados everywhere excitedly welcomed glass to the growing list of 3D printing media.
The Apollo 40 Under 40 is a selection of the most talented and inspirational young people who are driving forward the art world today. For our 2015 edition we turned our attention to the leading figures in the USA.
It was in 1974 that Joan Jonas, the American artist who represented the U.S. at the 56th annual Venice Biennale this May with the triumphant multimedia installation “They Come to Us Without a Word,” moved into a vast, light-filled loft … Continued
The show, which runs through Jan. 3 at the MIT Museum and includes work from 1979-2015, consists of 84 photographs and more than 200 others printed in 10 leporellos. Other than two recent leporellos, from 2010 and 2012, all the … Continued
David Adjaye is this year’s winner of the $100,000 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts given by MIT. Adjaye will receive an artist residency at MIT as part of the award.
Getting lost in Venice, they say, is half the fun – and it’s precisely the appeal of the Venice Biennale, which, at its best, upends our established coordinates and unmoors ours points of reference.
David Adjaye has been selected as the winner of MIT’s 2016 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts, which honors “individuals whose artistic trajectory reveals that they will achieve the highest distinction in their fields and continue to produce inspiring work for many … Continued
The Council for the Arts at MIT announced that British architect David Adjaye, Hon. FAIA, is the latest recipient of the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT. Adjaye will receive $100,000 and a brief residency at MIT next spring, which will include … Continued
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is pleased to announce that architect David Adjaye OBE is the recipient of the 2016 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT. The $100K prize awarded at a gala in his honor also includes … Continued
The Ghanaian-British architect David Adjaye is the recepient of the 2016 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts presented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Celebrated architect David Adjaye is the recipient of the 2016 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT, the school announced Wednesday. The prize, which comes with the not-so-paltry sum of $100,000, also includes an artist residency at MIT next … Continued
Ghanaian-British architect David Adjaye is the winner of the 2016 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts presented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
With a few high-profile projects and a retrospective in Chicago already in tow, David Adjaye was announced by the Council for the Arts at MIT as the 2016 recipient of the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts.
David Adjaye was announced yesterday as the winner of this year’s $100,000 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts. He’ll now do a residency at MIT.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced yesterday that British architect David Adjaye is to be the latest recipient of the prestigious Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT.
Architect David Adjaye OBE is the recipient of the 2016 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT. The $100K cash prize, to be awarded at a gala in his honor, also includes an artist residency at MIT in spring … Continued
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has selected architect and designer David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates as the recipient of the 2016 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts, which “celebrates individuals whose artistic trajectory reveals that they will achieve the … Continued
The Dutch artist’s famed kinetic sculptures appear alongside sketches, photographs, and demonstrations of the creatures’ movements.
MIT Sounding opens with cellist Maya Beiser rethinking canonical rock tunes.
To learn about Nathanael Greene Herreshoff is to want to know what made him great. Herreshoff, a member of the second entering class at MIT and a son of Bristol, R.I., is recognized as the most influential American yacht builder … Continued
Over the past few years, the mural wall at Dewey Square Park has played host to everything from the playful street art of Os Gemeos to the lush dreamscapes of Shinique Smith. But as a quartet of workers used aerial lifts … Continued
The latest installment in the Rose Kennedy Greenway’s public art collection is underway. The Greenway partnered with the MIT List Visual Arts Center to select Weiner as this year’s mural artist.
MIT Scientist and “4D Printing” Pioneer Skylar Tibbits Joins Global Plastics Summit Program as Innovation Keynote Speaker
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and IHS Chemical, the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced that Skylar Tibbits, a research scientist in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Architecture and director of MIT’s Self-Assembly … Continued
Here’s how to roll up your sleeves and celebrate the arts this week—with 29 special classes and workshops in watercolor painting, improv comedy, classical music, sushi-making, and more.
Maybe you like to come home and rock out to Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd or Janice Joplin. But classical cellist Maya Beiser rocks out in a slightly different way.
In the 1970s, a young East German urban planner, Ulrich Wüst, began documenting the expansion of prefabricated housing and its dehumanizing effects.
Beiser sounds like she’s reaching deep into these songs to find personal expression within their boundaries, as would a player of classical repertory.
The sculpture Memory and Mechanism by Maiya Geddes in collaboration with Rebecca Geddes depicts the neuroanatomical underpinnings of memory. An anthropomorphic hollowed mahogany sideboard is cut open and its interior exposed.
Last Friday, I made my way to the front row of Kresge Auditorium to witness Maya Beiser’s Uncovered concert.
As part of the national debate over race relations, Render has appeared on CNN and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, and has guest-lectured at MIT—speaking out on #BlackLivesMatter, media stereotypes against African American males, and police brutality.
Using innovative robotic technology developed over the past year, gramazio kohler research, ETH zurich, and the self-assembly lab at MIT have built an architectural installation from low-grade granular material constructed by robotic machines.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz (The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao) has a very simple way of helping young students understand the complexities of the world.
IN 2004, A recent graduate of Yale’s Master of Architecture sued David Childs, a high-profile architect and partner at Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill.
The Nicolas Slonimsky Award for Outstanding Musical Biography in the concert music field honors Ellen T. Harris for her book George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends, published by Norton.
The beests were there for a talk Jansen gave at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Their ability to move smoothly, almost effortlessly, captured the imaginations of engineers and physicists there.
Archinect’s Get Lectured is ready for another school year. Get Lectured is an ongoing series where we feature a school’s lecture series—and their snazzy posters—for the current term.
Humans cannot see through walls. Even out in the open, they can’t see too far on a foggy day.
Musical America, the internationally recognized performing arts directory and website founded as a weekly newspaper in 1898 and based in New York City, has announced its 2016 artists of the year, including two recipients of significant local interest: Tod Machover, … Continued
“Sometimes very great artists who approach their life’s work with total selfless devotion, great humility, and modesty remain under-appreciated and their legacy undervalued.”
Suzan-Lori Parks has reason to feel like a million dollars: On Wednesday she will be announced as the winner of the $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, organizers said, raising her total arts prizes from the last 10 years into … Continued
On October 23 & 24, Persona, a new opera from composer Keeril Makan and adaptor / librettist / director Jay Scheib, will make its world premiere at National Sawdust.
CAMBRIDGE — You’ll occasionally hear from musicians that certain seemingly complex works aren’t as hard as they sound to a listener.
The music of Keeril Makan, a professor at M.I.T., is empowered by modern technology but haunted by a spirit of immemorial darkness.
Three different interpretations of chamber opera, not one of which belongs in a conventional opera house, came to New York last week.
The American composer Keeril Makan, far from being intimidated, was clearly inspired to take it on, judging from the effectiveness of his “Persona,” a chamber opera with a libretto by the director Jay Scheib, closely adapted from Bergman’s screenplay.
Ellenbogen, an underwater photographer, and Adams, a theoretical physicist at MIT, were on their way to Patagonia, where they were scheduled to teach a three-week class on marine photography and also shoot a breeding ground for elephant seals.
We think of imagination as limitless. It is not. It can come up against its own limits very quickly, and when it does, it simply sputters out, like the end of a celluloid reel.
Dasha Zhukova is a Russian American philanthropist, entrepreneur, and art collector as well as the founder of Garage Museum for Contemporary Art in Moscow.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced today that Russian American philanthropist, collector, and Garage Museum founder Dasha Zhukova has donated $1 million for the purpose of creating a distinguished visiting artist position.
The Russian collector and philanthropist Dasha Zhukova is donating $1m to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to establish a “distinguished visiting artist” position.
Russian philanthropist and art collector Dasha Zhukova will give $1 million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to endow a brand new visiting artist program at the MIT Center for Art, Science and Technology, it was announced today.
Open to artists, architects and designers, The Distinguished Visiting Artist Position will help select a talented individual, who will receive a one to two year appointment at the MIT.
The gift from Dasha Zhukova provides support to endow a vibrant, ongoing residency organized by the MIT Center for Art, Science and Technology (CAST) open to creators from art, architecture, or design.
Twisty, shiny, and sometimes otherworldly depictions of the brain are popping up across the country. Artists say they want to use the pieces to inspire people to contemplate what’s happening inside their heads.
The Detroit Achievement Academy students had created music using Hyperscore, the sound-visualization software developed by Mr. Machover’s group at M.I.T.
For the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, curated by Nigerian critic and art historian Okwui Enwezor, the overall curatorial tenet is “All the World’s Future.”
DETROIT – International composer, inventor and Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Tod Machover spent the past year contemplating the question: “What does Detroit sound like?”
There is a difference, however, between creating music inspired by a city — but still wholly executed within the context of a symphony — and literally making music from urban sounds. It is this latter ambition that drives composer and MIT … Continued
Professor of music and media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tod Machover, recently premiered his soundscape composition, Symphony in D, with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
In the wake of major milestones such as the successful Rosetta Mission landing and NASA’s first object 3D printed in space, we at The Creators Project are getting a serious case of space travel fever.
Have you ever thought about how the city you live in could be represented in sound? Or even in music? The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and composer Tod Machover decided to ask the citizens of Detroit this very question.
When Harpers Bazaar dubbed Moscow-born, LA-raised Dasha Zhukova the “newly crowned queen of the international arts scene,” we couldn’t help but pay attention.
For COP21 Paris, Saraceno presents at the Grand Palais Aerocene, the first of a series of air-fuelled sculptures that will float in the longest, most sustainable journey around the world.
MIT professor emerita Joan Jonas, who represented the United States at the Venice Biennale, has been named the next visual arts mentor for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.
More than 300 years ago, a soldier in Europe wrote to an actress in The Hague, Netherlands, recalling a previous fling and begging her to get back in touch.
It took more than market momentum or critical acclaim to have a breakout year in 2015.
This was a banner year for great artists and curators who just happened to be women. Over the summer, the most beautiful and audacious piece of public art in Boston in living memory was suspended over the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy … Continued
Honorable mention “Joan Jonas: They Come to Us Without a Word,” US Pavilion, Venice Biennale
To quote Charles Dickens, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” But there’s no point in generalizations, so we decided to ask some key cultural people we respect what they specifically loved and hated about … Continued
As the year runs away from us, let’s take a moment to remember some of the public art in the region that will be hard to forget.
We asked 12 design and tech gurus to predict the advancements in AEC that you should see this year.
Reading a group text message or chatroom thread is always disorienting. If you are the parent of one of the participants, and if your child is prepubescent or thereabouts, the shock can be profound.
Artist Olafur Eliasson will give a talk, with Carol Becker, the dean of faculty and professor of the arts at Columbia, about “design that changes lives and communities.”
Best known for his elaborate copies of iconic images from pop culture and the Western art-historical canon, São Paulo–born artist Vik Muniz is now the recipient of a midcareer retrospective, consisting of 120 photographs and three sculptures, dating from 1989, … Continued
Adjaye Associates has been named among the finalists for another high-profile project in the US – this time for a new building at Syracuse University in New York.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The small (but densely layered, as always) collection of Ann Hirsch‘s work in the Bakalar Gallery at MIT’s List Center is Boston’s first introduction to her art.
Before Nigerian email fraud, there was the Spanish Prisoner letter. This new exhibit examines the history of online scammers.
The frame music puts around time is also a magnifying glass. In an everyday context, 5½ hours might be an unremarkable interval; in the context of Morton Feldman’s String Quartet No. 2, it was practically an epoch.
CAMBRIDGE — The dateline matters. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the most prestigious of Cambridge institutions, wasn’t always in Cambridge.
Falling for a con is a lot like falling in love with the wrong person: At some point, your heart, or your dreams of the future, push you past all the red flags, and you’re in deep.
As a graduate student at the respected M.I.T. Media Lab, Marcelo Coelho collaborated with the artist Vik Muniz to help him achieve a poetic and technical feat that teases the imagination: drawing a picture of a castle on a single … Continued
Based in Beirut and Paris, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige are filmmakers, visual artists, and avid researchers who employ images they have captured or made to investigate our relation with history.
QS has released its 2016 rankings of the top 100 schools for architecture in the world.As they did last year, MIT came out top of the list in architecture. Read on for the full rankings list for architecture, and be … Continued
In 2011, the Egyptian-Lebanese artist Lara Baladi began her ongoing project Vox Populi, Archiving a Revolution in the Digital Age, her attempt to archive the flood of documentation that emerged out of the events of Tahrir Square and its aftermath.
Joan Jonas, whose “They Came to Us Without a Word” at the Venice Biennale last year was seen as a triumph, will bring a version of the work to the Kitchen to open its spring season.
Developed in conjunction with her exhibition for the U.S. Pavilion at last year’s 56th Venice Biennale, Joan Jonas’s work features new compositions by her longtime collaborator, composer Jason Moran.
At the MIT List Visual Arts Center, the visitor enters into a din of voices not unlike the one Ovid imagined.
A few years ago, John Harbison began writing a pair of sonatas for violin and piano.
One person’s spam is another person’s literature—or so you might say about Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige’s 16-year-long project investigating scam emails, which culminated in “I Must First Apologize…” at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
American Joan Jonas bought one of the first Portapak video recorders on a trip to Japan in 1970 and started filming her performances in a medium she described as largely “unexplored territory.”
In 2007, composer Keeril Makan began practicing a meditation form known as Vipassana, which involved long stretches of silence, and during retreats he would sometimes go a week without speaking.
Seattle native John Maeda has a unique perspective on the technology industry, as an engineer and designer who was an MIT Media Lab professor and president of the Rhode Island School of Design before taking on his current role as … Continued
How vast is the space between the self and its image? How do we map the distance between one’s inner being and the parade of shifting facades, the varying masks we don at home, at work, and on the street, … Continued
Azra Aksamija is no stranger to the fragile nature of national identity. Born in Bosnia, a country torn apart by a genocide that resulted in the slaughter of more than 100,000 people, about 80,000 of whom were Bosnian Muslims, she … Continued
In honor of the centenary of MIT’s move to the Cambridge Campus, the university has carried out a series of public events this spring, including the installation of two innovative architecture and design projects: Memory Matrix and Biaxial Tower.
A procession of over 50 boats, floats, vehicles and more crossed the Charles River.
CAMBRIDGE — The idea behind Radius Ensemble’s “Fresh Paint” 2015-16 season was that each of the four concerts would be anchored by a commissioned new work.
Now a famed musical artist, innovation enthusiast and bionic woman Viktoria Modesta’s journey to the spotlight has been anything but ordinary.
Performance artist Viktoria Modesta’s black prosthetic leg, which she wears during her music video Prototype, currently showing at MFA’s “#techstyle” exhibit, raises questions about “how a different body silhouette can provoke unexpected emotions,” says Modesta.
Antony Gormley’s career spans thirty-five years, beginning with his first solo exhibition, at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, in 1981.
The Grand Prize jury will be joined by five category award jurors to award half of the $500,000 in prizes at ArtPrize Eight this fall.
If a machine could write dramas, what would they be? This is the idea that London-based artist collective Villa Design Group explores with The Tragedy Machine, their waggish, new exhibition at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
America’s great art museums tend to shy away from showing genuinely disturbing art.
Painter Tala Madani’s show in St. Louis provided a concise primer on her work, featuring her hallmark subject: men, nude or almost so, perhaps Middle Eastern and probably middle-aged, in situations both abject and humorous.
Crowdfunding campaigns often rely on perks to entice people to contribute. Usually, it’s stuff that’s not all terribly interesting – a signed copy of something or other, or worthless swag like a bumper sticker or ballcap.
A full-scale prototype for a droneport designed by Foster+Partners built on site in the Arsenale in Venice, was unveiled at the 15th International Architecture Biennale on Thursday 26 May.
FROM 3-D PRINTING EXOSKELETONS TO CREATING BIODEGRADABLE ARCHITECTURE, THE MIT MEDIA LAB PROFESSOR IS PIONEERING NEW HYBRIDS OF ENGINEERING AND BIOLOGY.
Enough With The Lawsuits: Berklee, MIT Lead Effort To Create Ownership Rights Database For Music Industry
Berklee College of Music and the MIT Media Lab are leading a new initiative they hope will one day solve complicated, expensive music industry issues involving licensing, distribution and ownership rights.
David Adjaye tells us why The National Museum of African American History and Culture, opening in September, challenged him like never before.
The 32nd São Paulo Biennale, due to open on 10 September (until 10 December), will play host to an installation of objects created by an unusual “designer”: the vegetative fungus mycelium.
Since 1895, cultural institutions from around the world have gathered at the Venice Biennale to present the latest developments in their country’s visual arts, performance, and design.
The inventor of 4D printing and co-director of MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab discusses his research, the design technologies he’s most anticipating, and the role of failure in the pursuit of innovation.
CAMBRIDGE — Humans excel at finding solutions to “problems” that don’t always justify the description. That’s to say, we inflate “predicaments” (the word suggests a certain awareness of fate) into problems and then invent brilliant solutions. Viagra, for instance.
When exposed to a continuous music installation for a period of several hours, your body starts to organically follow the flow of the music.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced today that Mexico City–based artist Pedro Reyes will be the center’s first Dasha Zhukova Distinguished Visiting Artist.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced that Pedro Reyes will launch a new residency program as the institution’s inaugural Dasha Zhukova Distinguished Visiting Artist.
The artist Pedro Reyes is a biting social critic whose pieces often hold out hope — in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary — that things will get better.
Halloween started early this year. I’d put the date at July 18, opening night of the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Cambridge, Mass.- Sitting in a conference room at a hotel near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology here, I slip on large headphones and an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and wriggle into the straps of a backpack, weighed down with … Continued
On a cold, rainy New York morning after the Hugo Boss Prize party at the Guggenheim last week, the artist Anicka Yi was mulling over the events of the night before, and her thoughts immediately went to her people.
Karim Ben Khelifa is a photojournalist who has worked across the globe, documenting a multitude of wars and conflicts.
Last November, during the climate summit in Paris, the Icelandic installation artist Olafur Eliasson transported twelve icebergs from Greenland to the Place du Panthéon for a piece titled “Ice Watch.”
David Deveau devotes his upcoming Kresge recital to the final two Schubert piano sonatas: the A Major (D.959) and in B-flat Major (D.960).
Neri Oxman and the MIT Mediated Matter group have unveiled their latest collection of 3D-printed death masks, designed to contain the wearer’s last breath.
Experience is both a book about design and a design experience – with bits of string and a heat-sensitive cover. Review by John O’Reilly.
The Wooster Group veteran creates a portrait of a mature actress whose beauty lies in her restlessness, at Abrons Arts Center.
London cello festival is launched; a prodigy is presented with a precious instrument.
One afternoon in mid-December, the artist Anicka Yi traveled uptown to a Columbia University lab, where for the seventh time in as many weeks she had an appointment with a pair of biologists in preparation for an upcoming solo exhibition at the … Continued
Acclaimed British multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier rose to Internet fame with his split-screen YouTube videos, covering some classic songs in his own multi-faceted, original style.
A woman stands mournful, her gaze fixed to the ground. She holds an umbrella above her, though there seems to be no rain.
Until recently, much of Andrea Crespo’s artwork has involved a pair of conjoined twins named Cynthia and Celinde.
CAMBRIDGE — You may not know Eran Egozy’s name, but if you either were between the ages of 10 and 24 in the mid-2000s or had children in that ballpark, you may be familiar with one of the wildly successful … Continued
If Donald Trump were to invent a contemporary artist to berate on Twitter (how’s that for fake news?), he might dream up in his fevered mind someone like Pedro Reyes.
Pedro Reyes has earned a reputation for being an artist-activist whose politically engaged works sometimes, but not always, are instilled with a degree of optimism.
CAMBRIDGE — Every now and then you’ll hear a loud “Clop!” as you walk through Gwenneth Boelens’s show at the MIT List Visual Arts Center.
Classical music and rock can make for awkward bedfellows, usually resulting in bright, accessible instrumentals or sometimes the overwrought opus of some British rocker.
“Cello Goddess” Maya Beiser has extended the range of her instrument, through multimedia productions that employ electronics and computer processing to achieve a symphony of new sounds
Maya Beiser is a certified cello goddess not only because her Twitter handle is actually @CelloGoddess, but because she redefines every aspect of what it means to be a cellist in the contemporary context
David Bowie’s “Blackstar” was from the very start an album fundamentally concerned with transformation.
The famous warning never to work with animals or children seems not to have reached Tomás Saraceno.
While it’s known as one of the most iconic rock albums of our time, Meat Loaf’s Bat out of Hell was originally written as a musical by king of the power ballad, Jim Steinman.
In “The Big Picture: Contemporary Art in 10 Works by 10 Artists,” Matthew Israel, Artsy’s Curator at Large, examines 10 artworks that trace the development of contemporary art.
When Anicka Yi began making art in her late thirties with no formal training, her entry point was unusual: a self-directed study of science.
Dezeen is visiting the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the Being Material conference this week.
Argentinian artist’s solo show in Buenos Aires also includes a sound piece played by an arachnid.
Biotechnology is going to “govern the next decade of thought” at research institutions like the MIT Media Lab, says its founder Nicholas Negroponte.
Microsoft will build computers even more sleek and beautiful than Apple’s.
Bacteria are – like nearly every other life form – social beings, responding to their neighbors and surroundings in intricate ways.
“Being Material,” held on April 21st and 22nd, was a two-day symposium hosted by MIT’s Center for Art, Science & Technology.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a revolutionary new form of 3D printing that can produce large objects such as chairs in a fraction of the time of regular printers.
CAMBRIDGE — Kimberley was once the second largest city in South Africa, and for a few years in the 19th century its diamond mines may have produced more wealth per square inch than any place on the planet.
An exhibition at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Massachusetts examines the intimate effect and affect of objects through art
An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art, curated by Henriette Huldisch, opts out of a purely visual approach in favour of varied modes of perception to explore sometimes opposing levels of intimacy.
Alvin Lucier is a composer and sound-theorist who has worked with experimental music since the early 1960s. His many works include the electronic sonification of brainwaves and I Am Sitting in a Room, an epochal piece from 1969 for which … Continued
I went to see “An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art” at the MIT List Visual Arts Center with what felt like illicit anticipation.
I went to see “An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art” at the MIT List Visual Arts Center with what felt like illicit anticipation.
Kelly Heaton combines traditional art with electronics to explore the energy that animates natural and human-made forms.
It really all started with the smell of turpentine. David Deveau, artistic director of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, which opens Friday evening at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, retires from that role this summer after 22 incredibly successful seasons.
Two recent conferences at MIT and the New Museum reveal the benefits, and pratfalls, of art and science collaborations
Twenty-two years ago Nicholas Negroponte, MIT Media Lab co-founder, predicted that “being digital” would lead to a future with fewer material constraints.
Pictures At An Exhibition ‘An Inventory of Shimmers’ at MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Today’s show: “An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art” is on view at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts through Sunday, July 16.
In 1970, Joan Jonas, then in her mid-thirties, took a trip to Japan, where she first encountered Noh theatre.
The project, called The Enemy, is showing as a part of the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival until Saturday and is the brainchild of veteran war photographer Karim Ben Khelifa.
Art and technology don’t always go hand-in-hand. Historically, the art world has been decidedly reluctant to adopt technological advances as a means of creating and disseminating art.
BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is doing its part to keep kids engaged and enriched while school is out, avoiding the dreaded “summer slide.”
You can count on students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to take something as simple as a painting and then give it an inventive twist.
Fashion designer and Massachusetts College of Art and Design alumna Erin Robertson is used to the question “When are you leaving Boston?” But the 30-year-old Utah native has no plans to relocate any time soon.
Tomas Saraceno creates a ‘quasi-feasible utopia’ : Multidisciplinary Argentinian artist beckons viewers into a dialogue with the universe
GWANGJU – “I love the idea of flying in the air with your feet on the ground,” multidisciplinary Argentinian artist Tomas Saraceno said during an interview before the opening of his first Korean solo exhibition here in this southwestern city … Continued
LONDON — When’s the last time it felt as if an entire theater were about to levitate?
The art world has become increasingly professionalized, which means a Master of Fine Arts degree is now often a necessary step on the road to gallery representation and critical acclaim.
Jacob Collier calls from Chile, where he’s in the middle of a South American tour.
The choice of where to go to architecture school is a big question—often a $50,000-a-year-or-more question. So what are the best schools for that kind of investment?
Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced the opening of its first building dedicated to the arts.
“… there’s been a resurgence of interest in the idea of inviting artists to observe, learn and work within mainstream government agencies and institutions, among entrepreneurs and scientists as well as among the artists themselves.”
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently unveiled its recently completed MIT theater and performing arts building (W97), which enters into full operation this fall.
When you think of MIT, you think of engineers, techies, and other left brain types. But if that’s your view of the school, you may be missing the bigger picture.
Ken Urban, playwright of “A Guide for the Homesick,” to premiere this fall at the Huntington Theater in Boston, has returned to New England to work as a senior lecturer in the department of Music and Theater Arts at MIT.
Makan, a composer on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty, is best known for a series of stringent works that push, almost obsessively, the boundaries of the performer’s physical interaction with the instrument, sometimes tilting into pure noise.
Few photographers have so emphasized the reaction to light as György Kepes did.
The project “Enemy” is born of “frustration”, is a war correspondent Karim Ben Khelifa. “The frustration of not being to the height of the journalism I wanted to do, that I had idealized.”
While a participant in the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers program in 2015, Shaun O’Boyle photographed a grounded iceberg in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.
Walking by the MIT Museum is intriguing this fall — a quick peek through its Mass Ave windows shows patrons decked out in heavy goggles and backpacks meandering through a mostly empty space.
Walking by the MIT Museum is intriguing this fall — a quick peek through its Mass Ave windows shows patrons decked out in heavy goggles and backpacks meandering through a mostly empty space.
A concert paying tribute to the remarkable California composer Lou Harrison on his centenary will feature the wondrous instruments he built.
“Most of us will never know what it feels like inside a war zone. The new exhibit at the MIT Museum is offering an emersion experience like few others.” (Segment begins at 18:40)
Visitors to war photojournalist Karim Ben Khelifa’s project experience the humanity in people on both sides of conflicts.
Trevor Paglen, 43, artist and geographer living in Berlin: “Documenting the hidden operations of covert government projects and examining the ways that human rights are threatened in an era of mass surveillance.”
At the MIT Museum, a new virtual reality exhibition conceived by photojournalist Karim Ben Khelifa takes participants face-to-face with opposing combatants in international conflict zones.
“One of the most profound museum experiences of my life.”–WGBH Radio
Violinist Johnny Gandelsman of Brooklyn Rider and Silkroad Ensemble; new-music piano luminary Sarah Cahill; and Evan Ziporyn, virtuoso clarinetist and faculty director of the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology.
Much of what we hear about public space comes via routine transactional politics, when officials tell us whether or not we can afford, say, parks, schools, and libraries.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has just announced that Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald is the recipient of the 2018 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has announced that Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald is the recipient of the 2018 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT.
Audra McDonald, the winner of a record six Tony Awards, has been chosen as the 2018 recipient of the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has awarded the 2018 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts to Audra McDonald.
Congratulations to Audra McDonald, who has been named the recipient of the 2018 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT.
Singer and actress Audra McDonald has another honor to add to her Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Awards.
Tony, Grammy, and Emmy winner Audra McDonald, who made her West End debut this past summer in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at the Massachusetts Institute … Continued
Singer and actress Audra McDonald has another honor to add to her Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Awards.
Can an immersive virtual-reality project engender empathy and end violence?
Pianist Sarah Cahill offers a belated 80th birthday celebration for the composer that challenges conceptions about Minimalism.
Slip the straps of the eight-pound backpack over your shoulders, buckle it around your waist, and try not to tense up as an attendant tightens your virtual-reality headset.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has commissioned new public artworks by Olafur Eliasson and Nick Mauss, due to be unveiled in fall 2018.
Can virtual reality change how people respond to war reporting? One photojournalist is trying to find out
As a photojournalist, Karim Ben Khelifa has been on the frontlines of wars and international conflicts — including in Iraq and Afghanistan — observing and documenting them through his camera lens.
As the fall semester draws to a close and — while avoiding studying for finals — you consider redecorating your sparse dorm room, try to think bigger than the usual arrangement of postcards, posters, and Polaroids.
Peek into the MIT Museum on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge, and you may glimpse a slightly odd scene: a group of people huddled together, wearing sci-fi-looking headsets.
BAT OUT OF HELL, THE FERRYMAN, Andrew Garfield, Amber Riley & More Win Big at 2017 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards
Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical was presented to Bat Out of Hell.
Virtual Reality isn’t a mere fad which will come and go – it is technology that will soon turn empirical experience on its head.
“Mosque Manifesto” by artist Azra Akšamija is showing at The Anderson, the exhibition and program space for VCUarts, the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University.
A pioneering photojournalist hopes VR can restore war photography’s dramatic power to influence and inform us.
This February, 12 Boston-area arts organizations will band together to present a sprawling series of exhibitions exploring the symbiotic relationship between art and technology.
Cooper is not in the pantheon of “great men” of graphic design, despite being the rare or even singular figure whose achievements were marked in both print and digital media.
This shed-like pavilion by artist Matthew Mazzotta features a cloud-shaped element over its corrugated roof, which rains whenever someone sits inside.
A virtual experience at MIT explores urgent questions about the nature of war photography, photojournalism, and the purpose of photographs taken during a conflict.
Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” is one of the most beloved operas in the repertory.
“Lamentations,” a new work for vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra by Peter Child, is a piece that resonates in a variety of ways with the history of the Cantata Singers, the group for whom it was written.
Once I put on the goggles and strapped the eight-pound backpack around my waist, the museum and its staff disappeared.
It’s not often that you look at an exhibition with the help of the very apparatus that is its subject.
The Cantata Singers was founded more than half a century ago to explore the music of Bach, and the loyalty of its stalwart audiences is the kind of thing that makes Boston’s music scene unique.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will offer ConcertCue, an innovative real-time program note app during the orchestra’s “Casual Fridays” program on Friday, February 9.
When Judith Barry was invited to make a new mural for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s façade, one image haunted her: a photo of people in an inflatable boat, shot from a drone.
While the deCordova focuses on an evolution in video art, the MIT List Gallery in Cambridge focuses on the early stages of internet art with the use of bulky monitors and projection devices.
“Art + Tech: A Citywide Collaboration,” now rolling out in more than a dozen museums and universities around Boston, throws a wide, easy net over digital art, a medium so common that almost any American city could coordinate cross-institutional programming.
Audra McDonald is this year’s recipient of the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT, and as such she joined students and staff for a short residency.
One of only a few African Americans to find success in classical music, violist Marcus Thompson has garnered critical acclaim since the start of his illustrious career.
At just 34, Brooklyn-based artist Adam Pendleton has proved himself capable of generating such phenomena.
Mouse on Mars, the brainy, playful, long-running, relentlessly inventive electronic-music duo from Berlin, had a different kind of rollout for its new album, “Dimensional People.”
For the fourth consecutive year, America’s MIT has been ranked the top university for architecture in the world. What does head of architecture Meejin Yoon think is its secret?
Sunday’s Music for Food concert in MIT’s Killian Hall offered three contrasting chamber works within its theme of the year: “Schubert’s Vienna/Our Boston.”
The American artist Joan Jonas stood before an enthusiastic audience in London late on Friday and re-enacted excerpts from some of her performances.
MIT Premieres Pedro Reyes’ Puppet Play with Noam Chomsky, Karl Marx, Ayn Rand, Elon Musk, Tiny Trump
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is pleased to announce the world premiere of Manufacturing Mischief, a new satirical play by Pedro Reyes that features puppet characters based on Noam Chomsky, Karl Marx, Ayn Rand, Elon Musk and “Tiny Trump.”
Whether through his work as one half of German electronic music duo Mouse on Mars or through his 2016-17 tenure as an MIT guest lecturer, Jan St. Werner has spent the better part of the past 25 years exploring the … Continued
author junot díaz discusses debut children’s book
From the start, photography has been binary.
Suffering for art took on frigid new meaning for composer Tod Machover while creating his new symphony for the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Many creative scientists have artistic inclinations. The drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of neuroscience, are a beautiful example.
Performing the Present: Audra McDonald and Oskar Eustis in Conversation
With her incandescent soprano, Audra McDonald is usually the one doing the dazzling. But the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress says it was she who was awestruck by the talent she encountered on recent visits to the … Continued
Taking it all in with a digital recorder and high-end binaural microphones one day in February was the composer Tod Machover, who writes symphonies about cities around the world and brings some of their most characteristic sounds into the concert … Continued
“Manufacturing Mischief,” which will have its premiere run on April 26 and 27 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, puts a mini-Chomsky onstage alongside Elon Musk, Ayn Rand and Karl Marx.
As part of Audra McDonald’s duties as winner of the 2018 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT, the Broadway great — can you believe she’s won six Tony Awards? — sat down with Oskar Eustis at MIT’s Huntington Hall over the weekend.
The concert tipped off something of a special weekend for McDonald, who followed it on Saturday night by being honored with this year’s 2018 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
If you have ever sat in a critical theory lecture and wished that your professor would be replaced by a group of dapper, miniaturized historical figures who sometimes rap, there’s now a puppet show to satiate that desire.
If something scares me, I have to do it,” says renowned actress and singer Audra McDonald in a short video that preceded her on-stage interview on Saturday at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which has chosen McDonald as the recipient of … Continued
It’s Noam Chomsky vs. Ayn Rand in a new show from multimedia artist Pedro Reyes — and just to be clear, it’s a comedy, and they’re puppets.
The Beautiful Brain exhibit at the MIT Museum, Lexington Tattoo and Muster, Pugs Take Boston, and more.
Aerocene project hopes to put research into the hands of citizens.
Gordon Hall discusses The Number of Inches Between Them at the List Center.
The work of New York-based band Occurrence exists outside any currents fashions or claimable trends — its patterns and rhythms reject easy recognition in favor of something far more impressionistic.
As prestigious universities go, MIT is the rare institution that refuses to be limited by tradition.
At the MIT Museum exhibit, modern brain imagery juxtaposes with Cajal’s delicate drawings, including an 85-inch screen that shows a rotating simulation of a brain slice.
Spouses Theo and Kevin are preparing for a dinner party in the opening moments of Ken Urban’s “The Remains.”
VIDEO: Watch Audra McDonald and Oskar Eustis in Conversation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Watch a video of Audra McDonald and Oskar Eustis in conversation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on April 14, 2018.
Gandelsman has been celebrated for playing a wide variety of music, from purely classical to the most inventive contemporary pieces.
I first came across Pedro Reyes’s work while researching performance and social activism.
The honors keep coming for artist Joan Jonas, a professor emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“In our increasingly complex society, science and technology can no longer be segregated from their human and social consequences. The most difficult and complicated problems confronting our generation are in the field of the humanities and social sciences.” This declaration, … Continued
Everyone is familiar with MIT and the university’s reputation as a serious force in the world of science, tech, and research, but how many are aware of MIT’s legacy in the arts?
MIT identifies landmarked warehouse as potential new home for its School of Architecture and Planning
MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) has scouted a potential new home in the Metropolitan Storage Warehouse, which will expand SA+P’s programs and establish the Institute as a design hub.
Jonas is well known for her performances and video installations that focus on the relationship between viewers’ bodies and various surfaces, such as screens and mirrors.
An exhibition of the work of New York-based artist Gordon Hall was on view at List Projects at the MIT’s List Visual Arts Center.
With 88 keys and hundreds of internal strings, a standard piano produces a slew of unique sounds and tones.
Carissa Rodriguez’s newest film, “The Maid,” is currently on view at the MIT List Visual Arts Center.
Agnieszka Kurant, Assembly Line, 2017, which was created during her CAST residency at MIT was featured in an article about artists creating work in the theme of “post-performance future.”
It could be a dream for music sampling as MIT reveal their new tech capable of finding and editing individual instruments from tracks.
Carissa Rodriguez’s exhibition The Maid is currently on view at the MIT List Visual Arts Center.
Though Venice has been the home of the eponymous Biennale since 1895 and the site of Western trade since roughly 400 AD, its longer history as a swamp is often overlooked.
Opening October 2018 at the MIT Museum, “Lighter, Stronger, Faster” spotlights the revolutionary design of Rhode Island’s Herreshoff boats.
Kimberly Huestis creates porcelain jewelry inspired by the ocean.
An underwater photographer had an unforgettable encounter with a great white shark off the coast of Massachusetts.
After being accepted to one of the world’s top universities, students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston are treated with a dorm featuring a two-story gym, multipurpose theatre rooms, and — most famously — a giant ball pit.
“Schoenberg in Hollywood,” a work by Boston-based composer Tod Machover, will receive its world premiere Nov. 14 at Emerson College’s Paramount Center.
The work of MIT professor Neri Oxman straddles art and science.
The cover of the September – October issue of Flash Art portrays Tony Conrad, an avant-garde filmmaker, pioneering musician, artist, theorist, philosopher, committed teacher, and activist.
Though women have auditioned before, Quinn Brodsky ’22 first to be accepted
No stranger to blending technology with the opera stage, composer and academic head of MIT’s Media Lab Tod Machover tackles an unlikely history this fall in the world premiere of “Schoenberg in Hollywood.”
Today we’d like to introduce you to Nicole L’Huillier.
The New York Philharmonic’s declaration of its new-music bona fides this season is so emphatic, it’s being delivered with megaphones.
Maya Beiser and Evan Ziporyn Embark on a U.S. Tour with Ziporyn’s Ambient Orchestra Performing Bowie Symphonic: Blackstar
This fall, cello soloist Maya Beiser and composer/conductor Evan Ziporyn embark on a U.S. tour with Ziporyn’s Ambient Orchestra.
In November 1969, six tiny pieces of art hitched a ride to the moon.
Bio-architecture Formosana (BAF) and Carlo Ratti Architects have won the international competition for the Southern branch of the Taiwan National Library and Repository in Tainan, Taiwan.
Arnold Schoenberg fled the darkness and despair of Hitler’s Europe for 1930s Hollywood—a bold new world of golden sunshine and camera-ready beauty.
A system developed by CSAIL researchers that creates 3-D motion sculptures based off of 2-D video could help dancers and athletes learn more about how they move.
The student-run festival will bring together art professionals, engineers, and entrepreneurs.
A star of M.I.T.’s Media Lab working in “material ecology,” she has intrigued Björk, Brad Pitt and the Cooper Hewitt.
A tribute to science (that kids can run inside of) looms near MIT.
“La idea es actuar juntos en un sistema en devenir, siempre contingente y en permanente evolución, siguiendo various ritmos y trayectorias, para obtener un conjunto del universo”, explicó ayer en la vista guiada para la prensa internacional, junto con la … Continued
“Oh, no! They swept her away!” exclaimed Tomás Saraceno, his eyes wide as he looked through a doorway at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
The Twitter humorist turned author-illustrator has a book—co-created by Lin-Manuel Miranda—that might just convince you not to delete those social media accounts.
He spent decades deconstructing the ways that scientists claim their authority. Can his ideas help them regain that authority today?
Tony Conrad pickled film in canning jars. He made musical instruments out of bathroom plungers and golf club sleeves.
This time, Machover examines the flight of groundbreaking modernist composer Arnold Schoenberg from Nazi Germany to L.A. (via Brookline, as it happens), and the challenges the notoriously tenacious artist faced when he got there.
Smelling A.I.: Anicka Yi On the Future of Olfaction, Death, and How Science Can Benefit From Working With Artists
Describing any of Anicka Yi’s unorthodox works as being “multimedia” would be an accurate, though a severely understated characterization.
What becomes a legend most?
At the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Tomas Saraceno installs his spectacular and poetic work woven by spiders.
First, he wrote a book with Lin-Manuel Miranda. Next, an art exhibit in Cambridge that will tell you if you’re funny
Between moonlighting as a Twitter comedian, collaborating with “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on a new book, and making appearances on late-night television, Jonny Sun somehow found time to create an interactive art installation that’s debuting in Cambridge this month.
The Twitter celebrity’s Laughing Room features a laugh track powered by artificial intelligence.
From Robots To Schoenberg: MIT Opera Of The Future Composer Tod Machover Evolves Tradition With Tech
It’s been a long journey from Machover’s expansive imagination to the stage.
They Come to Us Without a Word, the multimedia installation created by Joan Jonas for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale, will get its American premiere with a three-month run at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & … Continued
At the world premiere of Tod Machover’s Schoenberg in Hollywood, one could glimpse great hope even as the namesake composer’s life intersected with some of the most traumatic and violent human atrocities of the 20th century.
Visit Cambridge’s MIT Museum to learn how one of the university’s earliest graduates affected the boatbuilding industry and created six America’s Cup winners, among other innovative vessels.
Mixed reality, artificial intelligence and other innovations are rapidly shifting the landscape of media and society.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced a lead gift from a longtime supporter for a new state-of-the-art music building.
The MIT List Center is paying homage to a man whose name you might not know, but whose multimedia work probably influences a lot of the culture you love.
Humorist Jonny Sun, a PhD candidate at MIT and a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, has had a very busy year.
From large-scale works for the opera house and concert hall to intimate violin solos, MIT Institute Professor John Harbison has created an abundant catalogue of music that engages in an extraordinary dialogue between past and present.
In a stuffy studio at MIT’s Media Lab, Jacob Collier and Ben Bloomberg are squeezed in front of a small desk flanked by big speakers.
Now, British jazz prodigy/YouTube sensation Jacob Collier returns to MIT for a two-week residency and an extravagant musical blowout, timed to coincide with the release of his new album, “Djesse, Vol. 1.”
The Boston-based Arneis Quartet (violinists Heather Braun and Rose Drucker, violist Daniel Doña, cellist Agnes Kim) takes its name from a variety of grape that is notoriously difficult to cultivate.
One of the finest moving-image gallery exhibitions in recent memory, curator Henriette Huldisch’s eye-opening show of video art from the cathode-ray era conveys the history of the medium with an all-too-rare precision, mingling canonical names with rediscoveries.
An artist reflects on the social and philosophical implications of Bruce Nauman’s treatment of his body as a material to be manipulated in sculpture and performance.
“Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995” at the MIT List Visual Arts Center listed as Best Video Show.
The MIT school of architecture, which has long been dispersed across the campus, will soon have a central base in a large brick warehouse across the street on Massachusetts Avenue.
Architect Hashim Sarkis, dean of architecture and planning at MIT, will be director for the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2020.
The board of the Venice Biennale and President Paolo Baratta have chosen Hashim Sarkis as the curator of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale.
Curiosity diverted Tony Conrad into the underground worlds of experimental music and filmmaking, and to an unpretentious understanding of himself as a conceptual artist.
“Spider’s Canvas/Arachnodrone,” a sonic exploration of a spider’s web, is the result of a meeting of minds at MIT.
About a dozen women inmates — and just as many MIT students — have gathered in the activity room at South Bay House of Correction every day for the past few weeks.
…that you shouldn’t spread rumors — they may come true
Though her first East Coast solo exhibition is formally promoted as featuring three of her recent photographic series that explore the complexities of national identities and memories in former USSR territories, the brilliance of photographer Mila Teshaieva’s show lies not in the … Continued
The Met Museum Envisions a Future Where Artificial Intelligence Helps You Find #Art Posts for Your Instagram
The New York institution teamed up with Microsoft and MIT to create prototypes that imagine how AI can help museums engage audiences.
The creation of two MIT graduate students Ellen Shakespear and Stephanie Lee, Spaceus takes empty storefronts and turns them into temporary workspaces and information centers for artists.
As architecture students at MIT for the last few years, Stephanie Lee and Ellen Shakespear walked through Central Square each day to class. They saw the neighborhood change — Cambridge artist spaces Out of the Blue Too and EMF both closed … Continued
Empathizing with the lyrical, moving images of queer and Asian identity in ‘Cranesong’
An eye-popping arc stretched across the Charles River in 1971 — but it wasn’t a rainbow.
Research-based artist and MIT graduate Ani Liu’s redefines contemporary art
Publishing the short fiction collection ‘Cranesong’
Ayesha Jordan and Justin Hicks have been collaborators for many years.
Kapwani Kiwanga is Canadian-born and Paris-based, though her new exhibition at the MIT List Visual Arts Center tells Boston something about itself.
In colonial America, “lantern laws” required that all slaves move about the streets at night bearing lit candles. The dancing flames served to track and control a population that might otherwise escape or rebel.
Pilgrim Theatre and MIT Theater Arts Program collaborate to bring the company’s acclaimed cabaret Moon Over Dark Street to Cambridge, at the Institute’s elegant new performance space, Theater W97 located at 345 Vassar Street for three performances only March 8-10, 2019.
MIT’s List Visual Arts Center has beautiful contemporary art by Frank Stella and Pablo Picasso.
For the first time in the U.S., Kapwani Kiwanga’s “Safe Passages” is on view at the MIT List Center.
MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, MIT Alumni Jazz Band, and trumpeter Sean Jones express the legacy of jazz with incredible technique and musicality
Walking up the pathway to MIT’s nanotechnology research building, look up.
Technological advances have always influenced art.
On view at MIT List Visual Arts Center, artist Kapwani Kiwanga’s Safe Passage features powerful meditations on antebellum “lantern laws” and The Negro Motorist Green Book.
Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences Neri Oxman’s Mediated Matter Group at MIT has designed an installation using melanin — and says the skin pigment will inevitably be used in architecture.
Most people spend between 10 to 28 seconds looking at one piece of art.
Boston has more than one fantastic orchestra, as Boston Modern Orchestra Project thoroughly demonstrated in a landmark concert honoring the 80th birthday of John Harbison on Sunday in Jordan Hall, BMOP presented four works which showed the range of the composer’s … Continued
Like so many people on Monday, I tuned in to the news of the fire in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
There are many things to praise about “Arresting Fragments: Object Photography at the Bauhaus,” which runs at the MIT Museum through Sept. 1.
The author-illustrator behind ‘everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too’ is writing for TV and film, plus pursuing a Ph.D. at M.I.T.
A library bookcase extends across the length of the Bakalar Gallery at the MIT List Visual Arts Center.
Scientists and engineers are finding practical applications for the Japanese art form in space, medicine, robotics, architecture and more
One night, it’s the Campbell Brothers foot-stomping their way through a rocking, bluesy set of their “sacred steel” gospel music. Another it’s MIT’s Evan Ziporyn’s cello concerto version of David Bowie’s “Blackstar” with Maya Beiser
The Bauhaus at 100
“List Projects: Rose Salane” is on view at MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, through Sunday, May 26.
Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual art, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks.
Beckman’s first museum survey, covering some thirty years of work, will be accompanied by a catalogue with contributions by curator Henriette Huldisch, Marie de Brugerolle, Attilia Fattori Franchini, and Piper Marshall.
I.M. Pei, who was widely recognized as the most prominent American architect of his generation with such works as his transformation of the Louvre Museum in Paris, died Thursday.
I.M. Pei, the versatile, globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and captured the spirit of rebellion at the multi-shaped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died at age 102.
I. M. Pei, who began his long career designing buildings for a New York real estate developer and ended it as one of the most revered architects in the world, died early Thursday at his home in Manhattan.
In “Ericka Beckman: Double Reverse,” on view beginning Friday at the MIT List Center for the Visual Arts, Beckman explores connections between games and gambling, the larger structures of capital, as well as the gamification of a culture which has … Continued
His buildings at MIT are part of a context, resolving complex campus geometries.
The works and installations of the overlooked peer of Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince go on show at MIT List Visual Arts Center
While we’ve been to the Museum of Science and MIT Museum many times, my husband can never get enough of the mind-expanding exhibits at both.
This week, WGBH News’ Arts Editor Jared Bowen tours an exhibition of artist Ericka Beckman at the MIT List Visual Arts Center and reviews two new theater productions in Boston: “Yerma” and “The View Upstairs.”
Lace up your walking shoes, gas up the car, and don’t worry about keeping your wallet too close—the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays are back.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries received a gift of 600 photographs by Felice Frankel, the renowned artist and scientist.
She has seven X-Games medals under her belt, as well as an architecture degree.
In the first decade of the 2000s, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) went on a building spree unlike any in its history.
“Ericka Beckman: Double Reverse,” on view through July 28 at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, follows last year’s “Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective” there.
“It’s been exciting to learn how to let a story unfold slowly,” says Farah Al Qasimi. The Emirati artist is speaking of her first long-form video piece “Um al Naar (Mother of Fire, 2019)” that will soon showcase at a solo … Continued
Farah Al Qasimi creates lush, vividly detailed photographs that leave almost everything to the imagination.
The musical based on the grandiose Meat Loaf album shines a light on its songwriter, Jim Steinman, and the many twists and turns it took to get both projects made.
American designer Brandon Clifford has drawn inspiration from megalithic architecture to create concrete sculptures that join together like a jigsaw puzzle.
MIT List Visual Arts Center’s List Projects series is known for featuring young and emerging artists that break aesthetic barriers. This fall’s List Projects: Farah Al Qasimi is no exception.
Sculptor Alicja Kwade is best known for works using common, but symbolically significant materials like rocks, lamps and clocks, which she arranges in site-specific compositions to create mysterious landscapes.
Futurity Island: This installation, conceived by Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, is a musical instrument built from water and sewer pipes — tools originally used to shape nature to humanity’s purposes.
Berenice Abbott began her career as Man Ray’s darkroom assistant in 1920’s Paris, then returned to New York to take the pictures that made her name – dazzling.
Alicja Kwade’s confounding sculptures challenge perceived realities and destabilize systems of measurement and value, unsettling viewers with mirrors and sculpted facsimiles that appear to transform objects and materials before our eyes.
She’ll use technology that mimics the visual effects of a black hole.
The MIT List Visual Arts Center is pleased to announce “List Projects: Farah Al Qasimi“, the artist’s first solo exhibition at a US institution.
Sorry, Anish Kapoor: MIT Scientists Made the Blackest Black Ever Invented, and an Artist Just Used It to Do Something Magical
Coated with the new super-black, a $2 million diamond has become the gem that absorbs all light.
Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) is celebrating heritage in the Mena region with a portable “palace” made of recycled fabrics using the art of reverse appliqué.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (Wednesday 18 September) named Ensamble Studio, led by architects Débora Mesa and Antón García-Abril, as the recipient of the 2019 RIBA Charles Jencks Award.
Christopher Ketcham appointed as associate curator of the center’s public art and permanent collection. Selby Nimrod promoted from curatorial assistant to assistant curator for exhibitions.
Fresh off a yearlong commission for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s rooftop, Berlin-based sculptor Kwade brings her playful, monumental modernism to Cambridge with a new solo show.
In Alicja Kwade’s world, nothing is what it may seem.
In September, 2019, scientists at MIT unveiled the “blackest black” material to date, which was made using carbon nanotubes. That’s the same material used to make Vantablack, which was once considered the world’s darkest material.
At the National Museum of Mathematics, origami helps bridge the gap between art and math and finds the beauty in both.
In Becca Albee’s work, the overlooked residues that escape conventional narratives are equally as important as the information coalescing in history.
A photograph is its own reality: a flat object, usually rectangular, that renders as two dimensions the four that make up the space-time continuum.
It’s one of the best origin stories ever: In December 1943, when his three-year old daughter asked her father why she couldn’t see—right away!—the photo he’d just taken of her, Edwin H. Land (1909–1991) thought, “Why not?”
The Polaroid camera provided fertile ground for creative invention.
Her work addresses the Dakota concept of ‘mitakuye oyasin’ — we are all related
Scientists are setting dark traps from which light cannot escape. But nature already has built a few of her own.
On Saturday, Nov. 9, the MIT Museum held a day-long special event celebrating Polaroid — the Cambridge-born camera that captured people’s hearts from its invention to its modern day resurgence.
In the height of its popularity, Polaroid cameras allowed people to capture moments in an instant.
‘T-Serai’ by Dr. Azra Aksamija highlights humanitarian causes including refugees, climate change, and textile overproduction. The exhibition is on view at Sharjah Museum for Islamic Civilization (SMIC) until December 7, 2019.
In Becca Albee’s installation, on view at the MIT List Visual Arts Center beginning Dec. 12, we are confronted with unlikely bits of ephemera that seem to hold no obvious connection.
Unfolding through technology, magic, or perhaps both, the recently taken photograph transformed from indeterminate shapes into the recognizable face of a loved one.
In Spring 2020, Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee will host sharp-witted artist Sarnath Banerjee at MIT, America’s most hallowed academic ground, for a lecture on the economics of water.
The space at 467 Washington St. in Downtown Crossing is prime retail real estate: It has floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious footprint, and is just steps from the T.
A look inside MIT’s maker culture
IN “BANAL PRESENTS,” THREE BLACK ARTISTS INTERVENE IN VAST SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS, FROM THE PRISON SYSTEM TO EDUCATION
“Banal Presents” was the final installment in a trilogy of exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art curated by Meg Onli and titled Colored People Time, after a black expression that frames a supposed lack of punctuality on the part … Continued
Gretchen Bender and Ericka Beckman were concerned with the representation of women in mass media, and both produced work with a cunning sense for the spectacular editing style of music videos, reality TV, and Hollywood filmmaking.
After its last curator, Henriette Huldisch, departed to take a top position at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the MIT List Visual Arts Center, a closely watched art space in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has picked a significant figure in New York to fill … Continued
The MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, announced today that Natalie Bell has been named its next curator of exhibitions.
From Tschabalala Self’s colorful recreations of the black female form at the ICA to the opening of the MAAM, Boston’s newest contemporary art museum, here are a few winter exhibits that have me looking on the bright side.
The cellist reworks and expands David Bowie’s final album.
UCSB Music faculty members will present works by composer Elena Ruehr, including two world premieres, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Hayden Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is about to receive a significant interior renovation.
Like so many others, Maya Beiser was “obsessed” with David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, when it came out in January 2016.
Hear the sounds of ancient and modern female composers in January
Cellist Maya Beiser and composer Evan Ziporyn join us to discuss the new album, Bowie Cello Symphonic: Blackstar, which comes out today, January 10.
The Hayden Library at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is undergoing an interior renovation at the hand of Kennedy & Violich Architecture (KVA).
“A discipline enters into a state of self-consciousness, writes its own history, and theorizes its practices when something is unresolved,” writes New York University art historian Christopher S. Wood, a preeminent scholar of the German Renaissance, in his new book, … Continued
Violinist Johnny Gandelsman, one-fourth of the Brooklyn Rider Quartet, returns to Boston with his latest Bach project, the complete Cello Suites transcribed for violin.
The Polaroid camera bypassed the entire process of film development, thus providing photographers an immediate look at their work. Now, the museum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is showcasing the intersection of technology and art.
If you happen to be in Cambridge, you may want to check out the Herreshoff Legacy exhibit at the MIT Museum, up through May 1, 2021.
Inspire your science-loving teens with a visit to the MIT Museum.
January 2015. The violinist Johnny Gandelsman — Moscow-born, New York-based, and a member of such restlessly curious groups as the Silk Road Ensemble and the string quartet Brooklyn Rider — is on the small stage of MIT’s Killian Hall.
Christine Sun Kim, the Transgressive Deaf Artist, Will Sign the National Anthem Alongside Demi Lovato During the Super Bowl
In an interview, Kim explains why she accepted the opportunity to perform during one of America’s most-watched events and what it means to the Deaf community.
Sundance Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides and preserves the space for independent artists in film, theatre, and media to create and thrive, and Ucross, a prestigious artist residency program and creative laboratory for the arts, and have announced seven … Continued
Bach’s Six Cello Suites are the beating, deep-souled heart of the cello repertoire.
The MIT Department of Architecture has announced its spring 2020 public program starting from February 10 with a film screening of Jill Magid’s The Proposal, followed by a discussion with Caroline A. Jones, Timothy Hyde, and Ana Miljački.
No rule book prohibits someone from playing music on an instrument for which it wasn’t originally written.
You ask us what architects should do about the unmistakably impending environmental catastrophe.
If you didn’t catch California-born, Berlin-based artist Christine Sun Kim’s work at the Whitney Biennial last year, and if you didn’t make it to the Museum of Modern Art’s first major exhibition of sound in 2013, then you likely first … Continued
Why Alan Lightman, astrophysicist turned writer, traded black holes for black ink.
When artist Christine Sun Kim performed the national anthem in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, she hoped it would give the Asian Deaf community some comfort to see someone like her on national TV.
The show, called “Colored People Time,” dives into questions of race, colonization, and reparations.
Where to go and what to see for your spring design fix.
Buildings With Skin and Wearable Digestive Systems: How Neri Oxman Is Revolutionizing the Relationship Between Biology and Design
The MIT professor’s new show “Material Ecology” is open now at the Museum of Modern Art.
If the purpose of museums is to reflect on our reality, can virtual reality interpretation add a new and valuable dimension?
Some scientists teach computers to “see” proteins. Markus Buehler is teaching them to hear the compounds instead
Open source developments in music are leading the industry in a new direction.
The drawings and video included in George’s first institutional solo exhibition, which was scheduled to open at the MIT List Visual Arts Center this month, stem from an effort to unpack these childhood experiences through art.
Last year, MIT researchers announced that they were turning the biochemical properties of proteins into music. Now, they’ve used those musical compositions to create entirely new proteins.
You’ve probably seen dozens of images of the novel coronavirus—now responsible for 1 million infections and tens of thousands of deaths. Now, scientists have come up with a way for you to hear it: by translating the structure of its … Continued
Coronaviruses get their name from the crown of spikelike proteins that surround them. Now, the protein spikes of the novel coronavirus have been turned into an intriguing musical composition — one researchers hope could inspire new ways to fight the … Continued
The Opening Response titles a special series of interviews with artists, curators, writers, composers, mediators, and space-makers around the world.
From tinkling harmonies as the virus disarms cells to clashing and stormy as it replicates, U.S. scientists have translated the novel coronavirus’ spiked protein structure to music in an effort to better understand the pathogen.
Una sorta di carosello onirico sospeso nell’aria, con oggetti di ogni natura che girano in maniera circolare formando un’orbita immaginifica e surreale
For Jonny Sun, loneliness felt like being an alien on a distant planet, alone in the universe.
As a high school student in Oregon, Rona Wang was invited to math competitions at MIT. She was so talented that after graduation, she ended up attending the renowned university to study math and computer science.
A Q & A with Lisa DeLong, registrar at the MIT List Visual Arts Center
Edgerton captured motion like no other, yet he considered himself a scientist — not an artist.
Our shared economy depends most on what happens in between.
Years ago, Markus Buehler developed a method to model proteins through music.
In the 1960s, a group of Indian students accidentally invented minimal techno – and hoped their synths could cure disease. A new documentary unearths their story
With help from Opera of the Future group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, composer Tod Machover took samplings of cityscapes, vocalizations and texts from Philadelphians.
Each person sings one note, explains the professor behind the idea, Eran Egozy
Fusing art, science, and product design, senior Jierui Fang has followed — and sometimes created — her own path at MIT.
Translating the genetic code of virus proteins into music helps reveal their intricacies; sounds ‘a little like Zappa’
The Wilma, seeking to reopen in Philadelphia, says it will erect a new seating structure in which every party is in its own separate box.
Three artists on the future of the gallery system after Covid-19.
Artist Anicka Yi Explains Why COVID-19 Is Terrible for Humanity, But Fundamentally ‘Good for the Planet’
The artist says it is counterproductive to ask artists what their role in any given situation is supposed to be.
There’s a new monograph out on the Los Angeles architect, who was a fixture in Architectural Digest in the 1920s and ’30s
MIT M.Arch Graduates Alexandre Beaudouin-Mackay & Sarah Wagner Inject “A New Way of Play” Into Architectural Pedagogy
Graduates Alexandre Beaudouin-Mackay & Sarah Wagner take architectural pedagogy in a direction driven by play.
A new video re-creates a history that never happened, showing the power of AI-generated media
The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, designed by Thomas Jefferson, was built by enslaved people. The Memorial to Enslaved Laborers acknowledges that long-suppressed history.
Through playful, outraged interventions, a sculptor seeks to reclaim a lost Iraq.
Over the past weeks, art museums have been opening their doors to an entirely changed world.
The Coronavirus emergency left the landscape for the arts gloomy, but Guerilla Opera’s thirteenth season had successes which propelled the company into a new era of female leadership and artistry.
MIT Music and Theater Arts announce 3rd annual Playwrights Lab
Watch the MTA Playwrights Lab—a collaboration between MIT students and professional theater artists—stage performance readings featuring the work of student writers.
Just a few months ago, an art opening involved a jam-packed room of patrons standing shoulder-to-shoulder in a gallery, nibbling on crudités with one hand while balancing a glass of wine in the other.
Artist Jill Magid Etched a Phrase Onto 120,000 US Pennies That Reflects Society’s Greater Concern for Financial Bodies Than Human Ones
The artist delivered her rolls of pennies to New York City bodegas.
The MTA Playwrights Lab turned a hurdle into a unique opportunity for its students and recent alumni
Going online expanded the Lab’s access to theater professionals, giving students and recent alumni a chance to learn new skills, refine their plays — and work with high-caliber actors and directors When Covid-19 forced the MIT campus to shut down … Continued
Architects and academic experts discussed the connection between architecture and democracy in a virtual lecture co-hosted by the Harvard and MIT’s Departments of Architecture Wednesday.
Chi-Yua Yu and Markus J. Buehler from MIT created a computer program that transforms viral proteins into music!
MIT Press has launched an eBook collection of previously undigitised classic architecture and urban studies publications which have been requested by the public for years.
In the early 1980s, the painter, sculptor, and all-around technological savant Tishan Hsu ’73, MAR ’75 landed a night job as a “word processor” at a Wall Street law firm.
For decades, Tishan Hsu ’73, MAR ’75 has explored the ever more salient relationship between technology and the human body.
British painter Matthew Burrows on creating an alternative economy for artists under lockdown
An Interview With Ken Urban By Hayley Finn
Scientists and artists are working together as never before, finds a Nature poll. Both sides need to invest time, and embrace surprise and challenge.
BosTen is your weekly guide to events and cool happenings in and around Boston.
Artist Ekene Ijeoma finds the humanity in data points.
The artist Ekene Ijeoma has been working on “A Counting,” an art project involving numbers and language, for more than a year. Now, a sign language edition has begun.
The production emerged in response to a call for intimate video self-portraits and is a meditation on the need for human connection and search for joy.
A multi-part transmedia artwork exploring the many dimensions of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Spiders don’t have great eyesight.
The inflatable pillars invite visitors to breathe along with its pulsing lights.
Spiders rely on the vibrations in their webs to perceive their environment, and now we can hear their mysterious music.
It is an eerie, foreboding, reverberating tune, enough to send a tingle down your spine.
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have turned spider webs into music — creating an eerie soundtrack that could help them better understand how the arachnids spin their complex creations and even how they communicate.
Calendar mention with video footage of Ritchie’s film.
The Los Angeles–based gallery François Ghebaly will open its first space in New York on May 7. Located at 389 Grand Street on the Lower East Side, the gallery’s inaugural exhibition in New York, titled “The Future in Present Tense,” will feature … Continued
The pandemic has “re-imagined how we can exhibit” says Venice Architecture Biennale curator Hashim Sarkis
Installing the Venice Architecture Biennale during the pandemic forced participating architects to work more collaboratively, according to Hashim Sarkis.
The 17th Venice Architecture Biennale operates on several different registers, requiring the visitor to keep pace with thematic leaps and intellectual vaults, analytical flybys, and prescriptive tunneling. Asking the question “How will we live together?”
The pandemic has “re-imagined how we can exhibit” says Venice Architecture Biennale curator Hashim Sarkis
The Venice Architecture Biennale opens this week. Installing it during the pandemic has forced participants to work in a more collaborative and sustainable way in line with the event’s key themes, according to curator Hashim Sarkis.
A celebration of architecture focuses on how, together, we can live now.
Venice Biennale curator Hashim Sarkis: ‘We are exploring the same subjects that led to the pandemic’
The curator of Venice Biennale of Architecture says this year’s event examines our relationship with the planet and each other
A photography project reveals the allure of equations in mathematicians’ blackboard work
We humans evolved to survive in a world with specific types of matter and energy; our particular hominid ancestors thrived by favoring interpretation over instinct.
Wet-on-Wet (2021) is a sonic toolkit for amplifying the waves of emotive molecules in domestic waters inspired by experimentalist Masaru Emoto’s ideas about water as a “blueprint for our reality,” and his work on how different emotional energies and vibrations can … Continued
Each episode is nonetheless tightly crafted, down to the music that plays at the beginning. On recent episodes, Zahedi’s longtime friend, the composer Evan Ziporyn, has begun composing a short, distinct piece of opening music for each episode.
Jonathan Gruber explained the economics behind the music industry as more music venues reopen for live shows. He also talked about the lack of revenue musicians gain from streaming services and album releases. Gruber is the Ford Professor of Economics at … Continued
For “The Land Claim” at the Parrish Art Museum, she digs deep into the suppressed stories of communities of color in the Hamptons.
Using observations from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), astronomers have identified an unprecedented collection of pulsating red giant stars all across the sky.
Devi Lockwood ’19 spent five years traveling the globe talking to people about changes they were seeing to their local water and climates. Here are some of the stories she heard.
A man’s ghostly voice speak-sings from the black screen: “Rock-a-bye baby, on the treetops …”
Trained as an illustrator at the Rhode Island School of Design (2013), Cindy Ji Hye Kim came to painting a few years later, during her MFA at Yale University School of Art (2016).
People often ask me about my ballet background because it seems like strange preparation for an engineering career. To me it’s not peculiar at all. Ballet taught me many of the skills I use to excel in both the classroom … Continued
MIT’s new InnovationHQ (iHQ) — five newly renovated floors in E38 (Site 4) — opened in early September. The space, encompassing over 25,000 square feet of space “for innovation and entrepreneurship activities”… According to the iHQ website, the building is … Continued
Last Friday, MIT Wind Ensemble (MITWE), MIT Jazz Ensemble, and MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble came together in Kresge Auditorium for the first time in a year and a half to perform their annual Family Weekend Concert. The overwhelming theme was … Continued
Code Cypher, hosted by CAST Visiting Artist and Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco and Professor Nick Montfort, invited MIT students to develop computational artworks that play with language and rhythm… Our interactive rhythm and poetry performance centered around multiple tree trunk rings as … Continued
MIT Mocha Moves hosted the Revive the Arts (RTA) dance showcase on Nov. 5 and featured a variety of other MIT dance groups.
In the 2022 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, two institutions renowned for science and technology topped the list for arts and humanities.These institutions recognize that we need a new generation of critical thinkers to guide us … Continued
According to Agnieszka Kurant, everything we make — from the systems that oppress us to the inventions that transform us — is the result of a collective.
The work of the Korean-American artist Anicka Yi takes in science, microbial activity and air-carried markers of identity, amongst other things. The perfect pick, then, for Tate Modern’s first Turbine Hall commission (officially the ‘Hyundai Commission’) since Covid closed operations.
Last Friday, MIT Wind Ensemble (MITWE), MIT Jazz Ensemble, and MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble came together in Kresge Auditorium for the first time in a year and a half to perform their annual Family Weekend Concert…. the excitement from the … Continued
Tauba Auerbach’s uncompromisingly abstract art has likewise always been premised on inducing a visceral reaction to abstruse ideas—from chirality to rotational symmetry to tetrachromacy and quantum states. The artist’s tacit, muscular ways of knowing and mark-making are what initially draw … Continued
Tod Machover’s science-fiction opera about robots and humans, set to a libretto by Robert Pinsky, was designed with a spectacular visual apparatus in mind, and after productions in Monte Carlo, Boston and Chicago, was nominated for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize. … Continued
Sreshta Rit Premnath on finding hope at the margins and two related exhibitions, both titled “Grave/Grove” on view at the MIT List Visual Arts Center and Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center.
At MIT List Visual Arts Center, the artist presents minimalist assemblages that reflect critically on the spaces and circumstances of the disenfranchised.
J-WEL funded project reimagines refugee shelter design with dignity, cultural sensitivity, and sustainability.
Internationally acclaimed choreographer and “punk ballerina” Karole Armitage—currently a MIT Media Lab Directors Fellow—presents A Pandemic Notebook, a collection of world premieres with her company Armitage Gone! Dance, March 16-19, at New York Live Arts.
Senior Ibuki Iwasaki double majors in art and design and in computation and cognition. “Design most definitely involves aspects of both humanities and STEM,” she says.
Sheila Kennedy, MIT architecture professor and principal at KVA, says the renovation has thoroughly transformed “a book barn without charm.” Now, when you enter, you find that the place has been radically altered.
On the occasion of Inevitable Distances, a two-venue retrospective in Berlin, Green traces the serial forms and “ongoingness” in her research-driven, visionary films and installations.
Tomás Saraceno’s creations, including those on view at a new exhibition at the Shed, lie at the intersection of sculpture, ecology and futuristic experimentation.
Grant recipient Laura Grill Jaye is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, improviser, educator, performer, and music director. She is half of the musical-writing duo “Grill and Chowder” with Shayok Misha Chowdhury.
Una nueva y llamativa herramienta digital permite convertir en sonido casi todo, desde datos a dibujos.
Nasser Rabbat leads the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He applauds architectural preservation efforts but sees flaws in some plans.
For Joshua Sariñana, who’s always seen science, communication, and the arts as intertwined, “The Poetry of Science” is a chance to demonstrate that to the public and perhaps inspire the next generation.
Young Nerds of Color feels like a bit of an experiment, and it is the kind of creative research that we should hope will continue.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are taking a more fundamental approach, exploring the music of the building blocks of life and how they interact in harmonious ways.
This show is a marvel of art and science in which the artist literally draws you into his web to share his love of spiders, even allowing you to experience what it is like being one.
‘Raymond Boisjoly: The Explanatory Void’ and ‘Matthew Angelo Harrison: Robota’ at MIT List Visual Center for the Arts.
Two musicologists discuss national identity in the performing arts and the politics of blacklisting sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The emergence of the term science art is also associated with the name of Joe Davis, a biologist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Multispecies Space Witch: An Interview with Agnes Meyer-Brandis.
Work inspired by the Gardner Museum, a children’s book set in a garden, and word of a new book series from MIT
The MIT Press and Brown University Library announced the launch of “On Seeing,” a book series “committed to centering underrepresented perspectives in visual culture,”
Composer Nina C. Young is working on The Glow that Illuminates, The Glare that Obscures for the American Brass Quintet. The music is paired with a 50-minute immersive audiovisual installation using wave field synthesis, which create 3D audio holograms.
Throughout Cambridge’s history, women have led the charge in creating change, progress and growth for the city… In 1888, Lois Lilley Howe entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s school of architecture and took the two-year Partial Architecture course.
An exhibition called “Robota,” by artist Matthew Angelo Harrison, has gone up at MIT and will be displayed there until July 24. Harrison creates sculptures and installations, exploring the themes of colonialism, capitalism, and racism, “while subtly addressing the aspects of … Continued
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, artist Ekene Ijeoma and his group Poetic Justice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology began thinking about potential miscounts in the U.S census.
Harlem-based artist Sanford Biggers has most recently been appointed the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visiting professor and scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, honored by the Savannah College of Art & Design with the deFINE Art Award, and … Continued
For a third consecutive year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and its Hashim Sarkis-led School of Architecture and Planning has claimed the number one spot.
School of Architecture and Planning and design academy will be housed in newly-renovated Metropolitan Storage Warehouse in September 2022, supported by a $100 million gift from The Morningside Foundation.
“The idea that musicians and their work are apolitical flourished after World War II, in part thanks to the process of denazification,” wrote Emily Richmond Pollock and Kira Thurman.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced It Must Be Now!, a unique immersive music and multimedia event featuring the world premieres of newly commissioned work of three leading jazz artists of our time.
Dr. Frederick Harris Jr.’s IMBN! Initiative presents a massive music and multimedia event featuring works exploring themes of racial and social justice by leading jazz artists Terri Lyne Carrington, Braxton Cook, and Sean Jones.
“Visualizing the Proton” – Physicists’ Innovative Animation Depicts the Subatomic World in a New Way
MIT professor of physics Richard Milner, Jefferson Laboratory physicists Rolf Ent and Rik Yoshida, MIT documentary filmmakers Chris Boebel and Joe McMaster, and Sputnik Animation’s James LaPlante have teamed up to depict the subatomic world in a new way.
Starting from the most humble of beginnings, Santiago Ramón y Cajal was to become not only Spain’s most distinguished scientist but also, arguably, the founder of the discipline we now know as neuroscience.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology presented an immersive music and multimedia event with themes of racial injustice and healing.
Markus Buehler, a materials engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also a musician and composer, believes the crossover between molecules and music goes even further than “music therapy.” He says we could potentially use music to make new … Continued
To support the large community of design professionals, many of whom have had their lives uprooted by the conflict, a team of architects based in Boston has formed Hire Ukrainian Designers.
Earlier this week, Lupe Fiasco announced via social media that he is going to be teaching rap at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Azra Akšamija explores the complex role of culture in war and other crises.
Lupe Fiasco is trading backpack rap for, well, just backpacks. The Food & Liquor MC has been announced as part of MIT’s MLK Visiting Professor Program for the 2022-23 academic year.
Lupe Fiasco is graduating from Chicago rhyme-slinger to MIT professor, announcing Friday that he’ll be teaching at the prestigious school.
Rapper and 12-time Grammy nominee Lupe Fiasco has been appointed to the 2022-23 MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars Program at MIT.
MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, MIT Wind Ensemble, MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and some special guests came together to perform It Must Be Now! (IMBN!), a two-year endeavor combining music, spoken word, and interpretive dance.
“He had to overcome so many obstacles in his life, and yet that didn’t deter him from doing what he wanted to do,” Michael Gruenbaum said of composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
Construction activities are scheduled to begin for the redevelopment of the Metropolitan (Met) Warehouse (Building W41) in June.
When the heat is on, some of us go to the beach, others retreat to air-conditioned movie theatres, and a few smart souls seek out the cool quiet of a museum.
Creative technologist preps trio of film and virtual reality documentaries on Barbuda.
The Detroit-based artist positions organized labor and workers’ rights as entombed relics, victims of post-industrial economy — and leaves little room for discussion.
Spaces for learning, living, discovering, and making were created and renewed during the MIT Campaign for a Better World.
ourey discusses all things sustainability, climate change, and being eco-conscious at your next festival ahead of Above & Beyond’s 2022 Group Therapy Weekender.
Since 2015, director and publisher of the MIT Press Amy Brand has presided over one of the largest university presses in the world, which marks its 60th anniversary this month.
Irmandy Wicaksono, a PhD Candidate in Media Arts and Sciences from Indonesia is featured by Art & Market.
A new board game from Mikael Jakobsson and Rosa Colón Guerra that highlights the colonized experience in Puerto Rico.
Departing from games that glorify European conquest, “Promesa” helps players understand Puerto Rico as a modern-day colony.
Master’s student Chelsi Cocking combines her love for computer science and design in her research and outreach efforts at the Media Lab.
The artist and MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative Arts curator makes work that explores why the seemingly impossible is possible.
Supported by a $100 million founding gift, the Morningside Academy for Design is expected to open in the fall.
MLK Visiting Scholar for 2022-2023 at MIT Lupe Fiasco releases new album.
The city has been a hub of discovery and scientific breakthroughs for four centuries. A walking tour seeks to tell that story.
Lupe Fiasco spoke with Okayplayer about his new album Drill Music in Zion, his forthcoming MIT course, rappers catching RICO cases, his friendship with Virgil Abloh, and more.
Weiss/Manfredi’s 314 Main Street is one of several bustling new buildings on the east edge of the legendary campus forming a new center of energy.
Die Bayreuther Festspiele gelten international als elitäres Festival für ein zahlungskräftiges Publikum. Das soll sich ändern; jetzt kann man Wagners Musik ganz leger auch auf der Picknickdecke genießen.
Anna Kohler weaves a multifaceted narrative fabric out of images, sounds, text, and expressive movement, commenting on the human condition.
Die Bayreuther Festspiele holen in den kommenden Jahren die renommierten Dirigenten Semyon Bychkov und Daniele Gatti auf den Grünen Hügel. Bychkov soll 2024 eine Neuinszenierung von «Tristan und Isolde» dirigieren, Gatti 2025 die «Meistersinger von Nürnberg».
With its unconventional premise and solutions-geared gameplay, Promesa stands out from other options already on the market.
Five Latinas in the architecture field about their journeys, inspirations, and hopes for the future — especially when it comes to increasing the number of Latinas in the industry. While these conversations happened during a celebratory month, they’re also a … Continued
Members of the MIT community browse the exhibits at a preview opening of the new MIT Museum, Friday.
Members of the MIT community browse the exhibits at a preview opening of the new MIT Museum.
Rap legend Lupe Fiasco adds “Visiting MLK Scholar” to his stacked resume.
For compelling proof that painting is, in fact, alive and thriving in the age of A.I., see “The Garden in the Machine,” Matthew Ritchie’s new show at the James Cohan gallery (through Oct. 15).
The artist Chistine Sun Kim (born 1980) capitalises the word “Deaf” to render it into a proper noun and emphasise its “collective cultural identification” and “subjective consciousness” – much like national identity.
Cambridge Science Festival, running all day through Sunday mainly in the festival zone of the Kendall/MIT Open Space – next to the Kendall Square red line T stop and MIT – and in museums and other select locations around town.
Echelman’s time at MIT will be dedicated to the research and development of new work, shaped in collaboration with MIT faculty, students and researchers across the Institute, in fields that may range from fine art, architecture, and urban design, to … Continued
Cutting-edge technology and research is on display alongside flexible and transparent architecture and design at the newly relocated and reopened MIT Museum.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced visual artist Janet Echelman as a 2022-23 Distinguished Visiting Artist at MIT.
This museum is extremely versatile and welcoming to visitors of all ages. It is interesting and eye opening, even for those that are not science-oriented. The unique use of hands-on and auditory elements makes this Cambridge gallery viewer-friendly and engaging, … Continued
On Saturday, the two festivals will present “Science + Fashion,” an all-day exhibit at the Kendall/MIT Open Space with shows and discussions featuring high-tech fashion like smart clothing and advanced fabrics.
The MIT Museum officially reopened to the public Monday, Oct. 2. The museum is housed at 314 Main Street in Kendall Square, near the MBTA Kendall/MIT Red Line station and across from the MIT Welcome Center.
Après deux années de fermeture, le musée a rouvert ses portes le 2 octobre au sein d’un bâtiment de 5 000 m2 situé dans un autre emplacement du campus, sur Kendall Square.
An immersive, multisensory installation from Swiss artist Dan Acher is coming to the Boston area, reimagining the aurora borealis with a three-hour light and sound show. The exhibit is being held at the MIT Open Space Oct. 6-9, and is … Continued
5 things to do this weekend, including a Life Magazine exhibit and an Indigenous Peoples Day film screening
The annual Cambridge Science Festival is back this week and continues through Sunday. The festival is modeled after large film and art festivals and offers over 250 events.
A local science festival, a beer week in San Diego, and crafts across Maine: Travel news you can use.
Who says science is boring? Certainly not the organizers of the Cambridge Science Festival. Modeled on art, music, and movie festivals, the annual, weeklong, multicultural event is designed to make science accessible, interactive, and fun by showcasing the leading edge in fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).
The MIT Museum reopens Oct. 2 after a Covid lockdown that merged into an expected shutdown to relocate to a new home on the East Campus, a showpiece Kendall Square location at 314 Main St.
With the new MIT Museum now open, “Gestural Engineering” returns, to the relief of many, though not quite as before. The new exhibition pairs Ganson’s work with a piece by Andy Cavatorta, a kindred spirit of a sculptor who works with sound and robotics and has created eclectic instruments for … Continued
The MIT Museum officially opened its new quarters on Oct. 2. After half a century on the edge of Central Square, it’s moved to the heart of Kendall Square. The museum’s director, John Durant, talks about the new location and … Continued
Director John Durant on the new location and what makes the institution a special place.
The amazing MIT Museum has just opened its doors in its brand new location in Cambridge, Massachusetts. John Durant, the director of the museum, sits down with unPlanned to tell us all about it.
Brain, Body + Breath celebrated Tod Machover’s compositions and the MIT Media Lab team as well as the opening of the newly renovated MIT Museum. The evening included three pieces presented in public for the very first time. These compositions … Continued
The MIT Morningside Academy of Design has unveiled their inaugural cohort of fellows. The fourteen graduate students, currently enrolled in master’s or doctoral programs across MIT, will become the first fellows for the new interdisciplinary center housed within the MIT School of Architecture … Continued
Photographer Baldwin Lee ’72 traversed the American South over seven years in the 1980s, documenting scenes that caught his eye. Here’s a glimpse of what he saw—and his thoughts on why these scenes stopped him.
The Center for Art, Science and Technology’s (CAST) Artist-in-Residence Program, invites renowned artists to MIT to collaborate with students in classes, seminars, workshops, and productions, which complements the classes offered by MIT’s renowned faculty and staff.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is widely regarded as attracting many of the brightest young minds in the tech sector, so it makes sense that the school’s museum is filled with and driven by screens, interactive features and AI-based software.
Recently, Fiasco (Wasalu Jaco) began a new challenge that he can add to his long résumé: an appointment as a Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
As the startup continued to gain traction, Kaye and Lowell began pitching Cosmosii to conventiongoers and investors alike. The pair visited the New York Comic Con, Fan Expo Boston, and many other comic-cons and cosplay gatherings to demo the new … Continued
The world premiere of The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage is set for February of 2023 with stage direction by Tina Mitchell and is supported by The Center for Art, Science & Technology at MIT.
The new MIT Museum, which opened on October 2, is adjacent to the MBTA Red Line’s Kendall Square subway station, making it a de facto eastern gateway to MIT’s campus.
Video: Reimagining of ‘Ballet des Porcelaines’ probes the complex cultural work behind the making of porcelain
Reimagined “Ballet des Porcelaines” premiered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2021. The ballet has since traveled to leading cultural institutions in the United States and Europe, with a recent staging occurring at the MIT Center for Art, Science … Continued
The reimagined MIT Museum looks at all the advances in technology and their positive — and controversial — effects on society, from genetic engineering to the increasing role that artificial intelligence is playing in art and media.
The compelling and sometimes worrying territory where new technologies intersect with society is the overarching subject matter of the MIT Museum, which has just undergone a complete redesign for its new purpose-built space in Cambridge.
The MIT Museum’s ‘To Look and Learn: The Creative Photography Laboratory at MIT’ documents a varied and vital visual era at the institute.