Meaning in the Making

A Vibrant Spectacular of Mind, Hand, and Heart by Garrett Parrish, '17

About the Project

Meaning in the Making: A Vibrant Spectacular of Mind, Hand, and Heart is a fifteen-minute multimedia nighttime spectacular show that transforms MIT’s Walker Memorial with lights, projections, performers and practical effects to tell the immersive story of Humanity and Technology. The project invites the promising scientists and engineers of MIT to come together and celebrate how we can use the brilliance of our minds, the power of our hands, and the compassion of our hearts to build a bright and meaningful future. The premise of this project is to engage the MIT community in an inspirational reflection on MIT’s process of “Mens et Manus” (Mind and Hand) and an exploration of how delving deeper into our hearts adds color and meaning to what we create. Inspired by Disney nighttime spectaculars and Olympic opening ceremonies, Meaning in the Making was written, directed and produced as a senior thesis project by recent MIT graduate and Sudler Prize winner, Garrett Parrish.

More at the project’s website: Meaning in the Making
More at the artist’s website: Garrett Parrish


Past Events

Meaning in the Making
September 3, 2017 / 6:30 and 10pm
MIT Walker Memorial, Morss Hall
142 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139

About the Artists

Garrett Parrish is a 2017 graduate of MIT with a major in Mechanical Engineering and Entertainment Technology. As a long-time student of Art and Technology, Garrett spent his time at MIT combining many disciplines to create immersive and meaningful experiences. Garrett has recently joined the creative team at Disney Parks Live Entertainment in Glendale, CA.