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Jaffer Kolb and his collaborators are working to turn architectural waste into shared community infrastructure When Jaffer Kolb, a lecturer in the Department of Architecture at MIT, refers to himself and his collaborators as “garbage people,” he’s talking about the … Continued
Visiting musician Clarice Assad applies her inclusive approach to a new project about the Amazon The accomplishments of Brazilian-American composer, vocalist, and pianist Clarice Assad are many. She has won accolades, earned prestigious residencies, and her work is performed … Continued
With her one-of-a-kind musical style, Distinguished Visiting Artist Iva Bittová helps students make music that is authentically their own On a weekend in September, a group of students from MIT’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble visited CAST Distinguished Visiting Artist Iva … Continued
On Friday at the MIT Theater Arts building, Guerilla Opera presented the world premiere of “The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage,” an adaptation of Sydney Padua’s whimsical webcomic series.
Architecture students address the urgent need to reframe the relationship between design and time How would we design and build differently if we learned to live at multiple time scales? How would human communities respond to global challenges if the … Continued
Sketch a doodle of a drum or a saxophone to conjure a multi-instrumental composition. Look into a webcam, speak, and watch your mouth go bouncing across the screen—the input for a series of charmingly clunky chain-reactions.
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).
With its unconventional premise and solutions-geared gameplay, Promesa stands out from other options already on the market.
Anna Kohler weaves a multifaceted narrative fabric out of images, sounds, text, and expressive movement, commenting on the human condition.
ourey discusses all things sustainability, climate change, and being eco-conscious at your next festival ahead of Above & Beyond’s 2022 Group Therapy Weekender.
A new course explores the impacts of race, sexuality, and gender on the systems of everyday life For Danielle Wood, understanding identity–how experiences of race, gender, sexuality, and ability affect one’s experience of the world–is critical for designing better systems, … Continued
Departing from games that glorify European conquest, Promesa helps players understand Puerto Rico as a modern-day colony In the popular board game Puerto Rico, players are placed in the role of colonial governors. Their task, while growing crops on … Continued
Emma Kaye, Sloan ’22 and team Cosmosii win 2022 competition It is a rare competition where every entrant truly wins. This year’s $15K Creative Arts Competition was one of those. “This felt less like a competition and more like … Continued
An art-science collaboration tests the limits of visual technologies Try to picture a proton—the minute, positively charged particle within an atomic nucleus—and you may imagine a familiar, textbook diagram: a bundle of billiard balls representing quarks and gluons. … Continued
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.