Lupe Fiasco is graduating from Chicago rhyme-slinger to MIT professor, announcing Friday that he’ll be teaching at the prestigious school.
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1. Trashion Show, Julia Chatterjee, 2. When The Coyote Stole The Fire, Stuti Khandwala, 3. 116 x 31, Karyn Nakamura, 4. Monologue, Montserrat Garza Julia Chatterjee, Montserrat “Montse” Garza, Stuti Khandwala, and Karyn Nakamura Every year, MIT students enrich their … Continued
Student project 116 x 31 transforms an iconic building on MIT’s campus with a large-scale interactive installation It’s known on campus as “The Sponge.” But last week, undergraduate design major Karyn Nakamura transformed the iconic façade of Simmons Hall … Continued
In this exhibit at MIT List Center for the Visual Arts, Sharona Franklin presents a new installation combining the themes of chronic illness with bioethics, environmental harm and holistic approaches to healthcare.
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.
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
Joshua Sariñana hopes that combining science, poetry, and photography can create new avenues for understanding and advocating for social justice. Joshua Sariñana (PhD ‘11) has always asked big questions. “I wanted to understand consciousness,” Sariñana says of studying neuroscience … Continued
After nearly a decade, an interdisciplinary collaboration to model a 3D spider web leads to many surprising results The spiderweb is an everyday architecture—unmonumental and easily overlooked. Yet artists and scientists are working to unlock the secret of its complex … Continued
A concert provides a rare opportunity to hear original compositions on traditional instruments. With 75 districts and at least as many ethnicities, Nepal is home to a diverse array of musical traditions that remain largely unknown outside the country. On … Continued
The MIT Student Arts Programs offers programs, resources, and opportunities in the arts for all MIT students, regardless of discipline. The programs support the artistic practice of both undergraduate and graduate students by providing access to exhibition space, community, funding, … Continued
Students show their research at MIT through their gallery exhibitions Each month, the Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Gallery welcomes students, staff, faculty, and visitors to view a new and engaging exhibition of student art work. A gift from MIT’s … Continued
The season highlights personal and collective storytelling in performance. The powerful trifecta of live cinema, dance theater, and social music informs the 2019-20 MIT Performing series through an inspiring season of lectures, prototypes, research residencies and performances, curated by Jay … Continued
A library bookcase extends across the length of the Bakalar Gallery at the MIT List Visual Arts Center.
Spider’s Canvas was performed February 16-18, 2019 at the MIT Building W97 Main Theater. Visit sounding.mit.edu for more information. Following the live performances, the piece was displayed in the MIT.nano Building 12 in Spring 2019. Spider’s Canvas / … Continued
Empathizing with the lyrical, moving images of queer and Asian identity in ‘Cranesong’
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.”
“Those things that we do not value, that we do not actively protect, fade away and die,” writes Kevin Baker in “Death of a Once Great City,” an article in Harper’s about New York’s affluence crisis. Baker describes the one-time … Continued
Audra McDonald, recipient of the 2018 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT, visited MIT campus on several occasions this spring, meeting with students and faculty. In February, she joined Martin Marks’s class, The Musical, for an intimate exchange … Continued
“The notion of ‘artistic research’ has really taken hold and captured the imagination of the art world in the past fifteen years,” explains Gediminas Urbonas, associate professor in the Art, Culture & Technology (ACT) program in the MIT School of … Continued
Every spring, the Cambridge Science Festival (CSF) makes science accessible, engaging and fun for everyone through multifaceted, multicultural events. In spring 2018, Arts at MIT created a list of of CSF events that taking place on the MIT campus. We … Continued
Jay Scheib, Professor of Theater at MIT, directs Bat Out of Hell, a rock ’n’ roll musical based on Jim Steinman’s eponymous albums made famous by Meat Loaf. First written over forty years ago, Steinman’s dystopian, futuristic adaptation of the … Continued
“The history of time-based art and technology are entwined,” notes Henriette Huldisch, Director of Exhibitions & Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center, in her catalogue for Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995. Yet, we rarely pause to consider how the physical … Continued
A Recital By Violist Marcus Thompson Is A Chance To Reflect On Progress, Both Personal and Political
A Momentous Day April 4, 1968 was a momentous day for Marcus Thompson. That was the day that the young violist made his debut in a recital at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It also turned out to … Continued