Lily Bailey '20

Lily Bailey is an undergraduate studying biology and computer science, with a minor in design. She is fascinated with the ways that proteins fold and interact and specifically wants to work on solving the incredibly complex problem that is predicting protein structures. The arts have always provided her with an important stability and community of people, so she sees them as playing an instrumental role in whatever she does with her life. Her hobbies include using photography as a means of connecting with people, playing on the MIT women’s soccer team, and spending time outdoors.

Matt Carney G

Matt Carney is a PhD candidate in the Biomechatronics group at the MIT Media Lab, where he is designing and building next-generation bionic limbs.  His specialty in mechanical design and mechatronic systems was born from years of experience working at the industry leading firms Meka Robotics (humanoids) and IDEO (product design).  He is formally trained with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from CalPoly and UC Berkeley, as well as an additional master of science in Media Arts and Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition to machine design, he also has strong interests in art, culture, politics, civic action and social justice.

Melanie Chen '20

Melanie is an undergraduate studying computer science who is interested in art and design. She enjoys playing violin, hiking, experimenting with ink, charcoal, acrylic, oils, and typography, and exploring local history and culture through food, museums, and touristy activities. She aims to live life to the fullest, and part of that during her time her at MIT is through exploring all forms of the arts in Boston and gaining new experiences every day. 

Emily S. Cheng '20

Emily is currently an undergraduate student at MIT majoring in course 6-3 and 18. Since she was pretty young, Emily has been interested in the visual arts, starting with crayons and transitioning to (almost as cool) mediums such as watercolor and ink. In her art, Emily incorporates motion and fantasy into the mundane. Emily primarily uses acrylics, charcoal, ink, watercolor, and oils, (or some combination of those!), and she has recently been exploring clay and kinetic sculpture.  Her dream is to one day have her own studio in her home and teach kids how to paint.

Sarah Dohadwala '21

Sarah is an undergraduate planning to study biological engineering who is interested in art and design. She enjoys playing board games, listening to music, experimenting with weird mixed media combinations, reading, and exploring Boston through food, museums, and cool buildings. She’s really interested in the intersection of her really varied interests, and hopes to learn a lot during her time at MIT!

Dipo Doherty G

Dipo Doherty seeks to define a vocabulary in his work that unites his African heritage and scientific background; a socio-scientific synthesis, with the human body being at the centre-point of his practice. An indigene of Lagos, Nigeria, he earned his Bsc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and is a self-taught artist. His artistic career began at the age of 21, in an attempt to approach his scientific inquiry of the world around him through artistic expression. Doherty has interpreted the human anatomy in his own ideology, increasing its dimensionality in abstraction in his paintings, while expanding his visual language to other forms of media that reference socio-economic issues, and scientific parallels in the highly dynamic cultural fabric of the contemporary world today. One of the foremost young artists practicing in Nigeria today, he is an Arthouse Foundation Fellow, Rele Young Contemporary Artist, and finalist for the inaugural Art X Prize in 2016. He has held past solo exhibitions in Red Door Gallery, Nike Art Gallery and the National Museum Lagos.

Jierui Fang '20

Jierui is a senior studying design, biomedical engineering, and computer science. She has conducted research on medical maker technologies, biomaterial fabrication, and designing for refugees with the goal of creating impact through interdisciplinary design. Her artwork, like her fields of study, varies wildly from monochrome charcoal and monoprints to interactive installations and murals.  When not creating, she also enjoys exploring mycology, aerial silks, figure skating, compulsively reading the news, and eating spicy foods.

Joe Faraguna '20

Joe Faraguna is a junior studying Bioengineering and Computer Science at MIT. He thinks things in nature, especially bubbles and the immune system, are beautiful works of art. He is a Dan Flavin nut and a student guide for the List Gallery. He tried to make an installation for Burning Man once and grows slime mold in his dorm room. 

Megan Fu '19

Megan is an undergraduate at MIT studying computer science, neuroscience, and design.  She is an avid photographer (both freelance and with MIT technique) and an enthusiastic consumer of dark chocolate and tea. She enjoys the outdoors, creating amusingly kerned posters and small objects, and pondering bayesian representations of life.

Agnes Fury Cameron G

Agnes Cameron is a master’s student in the Viral Communications group, in the MIT Media lab. She works on decentralized networks, with a focus on new and weird forms of internet. She holds an MEng in Information and Computer Engineering from the University of Cambridge. She likes art about systems, and makes installations for parties.

Snehalkumar 'Neil' S. Gaikwad G

Neil Gaikwad is a TEDx Speaker and an AI researcher, artist, and athlete. He conducts research at the intersection of interactive machine learning, community-centered design, and economics (game theory, collective social choice)— with an emphasis on design and engineering of human-AI powered sociotechnical systems, such as just markets and institutions, for sustainable development. 

Neil is a practicing photographer and progressive rock guitarist.  Arts inspires his research.  Through a lens of his camera, he had captured and communicated how human societies and cultures evolve along the side of beautiful places such as glaciers in Alaska, mountains in the Western Ghats of India, temples in Japan, and desert of white sands, etc. Neil’s photography projects explore the planet, landscapes, cultures, and burning societal challenges, such as farmers’ suicides and climate change. He is interested in developing interactive artificial intelligence systems for generating music, studying cultural evolution, and protecting contemporary indigenous art.   
Neil’s photography work in Alaska chronicles the dynamic nature of 3,000 years old glacier flowing down the valley and has been featured on National Geographic. He has also received the Graduate Teaching Award, presented a faculty member or a teaching assistant for excellence in teaching at MIT. His portfolio can accessed at Explore the Planet Earth, Neil Gaikwd Photography. You can follow his research at web and Twitter.

Jenny Gao '22

Jenny is an undergraduate passionate about art.  In her free time, she loves to draw and experiment with various media, from charcoal to oil paints.  She also enjoys running and dancing.

Danny Gelman ‘20

Danny is an undergraduate studying Comparative Media Studies and Computer Science. Danny loves making art out of almost anything, from acrylic and oil paints to fabric and yarn. On his free time he enjoys making art while listening to musical soundtracks, obsessing over Steven Universe, and knitting. He loves telling stories and wants to learn more about conveying them through visual media like animation and augmented reality. 

Allan Gelman ‘20

Allan is an undergraduate studying Comparative Media Studies and Computer Science. He absolutely loves making art, including fiber arts (like knitting plushies or sewing fabric portraits), traditional art (like drawings, paintings and watercolors), and most recently 2-D animations. He first dipped his toes into the world of augmented reality by making his AR animation for the mural he made as part of the Borderline Project, and would love to continue exploring animation in the future. On his free time, he adores watching Steven Universe and Studio Ghibli movies, and listening to the soundtrack of The Great Comet on repeat. 

Helen He '20

Helen is a junior studying computer science and physics. She originally began creating art drawing people on a laptop trackpad, but has since acquired a real tablet and grown fond of watercolors, oil paints, and expansive murals. She also plays violin with MIT Chamber Music Society and can often be found hunched over a laptop blasting Mahler or the Ring cycle. Among other things, she enjoys indie pop, fountain pens, makeup, and following professional League of Legends.

Annie Hudson G

Annie is a dual-degree masters student in MIT’s Urban Studies & Planning and Science in Transportation departments. Her research focuses on city planning for autonomous vehicles. Prior to her time at MIT, she worked for several years as an energy policy analyst and researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC, honing an expertise on energy transitions in Europe as well as ‘frontier’ energy innovations. She has sung professionally with The Washington Chorus, Seattle Pro Musica and the Seattle Symphony Chorale. When not singing or studying transportation, she can be found voraciously consuming literature or discussing art. She received her bachelors in world politics and German literature from Hamilton College. Annie is currently a fellow with the MIT Automated Mobility Policy Project.

Talia Khan '20

Talia Khan, an Arizona native, is a sophomore at MIT. She plans to major in Course 3 (Materials Science and Engineering) and minor in Music. Talia studies vocal jazz through the Emerson Arts Scholarship and performs in the MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble. She has also appeared in many professional musical theater performances and is a student of classical voice. Talia is a member of the Society of Women Engineers, is historian of her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, and is on the executive board of Tea With Teachers at MIT.

Ohyoon Kwon '20

Ohyoon communicates her thoughts and feelings through her art, usually in paint medium. Ohyoon is Korean. She spent her middle school and high school years in New Jersey. 

Laura Perovich G

Laura Perovich is a PhD student in the Object Based Media group at the MIT Media Lab. Her research focuses on re-imagining the relationship between citizens and scientists through ubiquitous computing and artistic, emotionally-resonant approaches to data interaction. She is a textile artist, creating quilts, clothing, and handmade fabrics. She also enjoys ballroom and latin dancing.

Cynthia Odu '19

Cynthia (Syn) Odu is a student in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. With interests primarily in urban art and design, they hope to better understand how art and beauty can influence new ways of being. Syn self­identifies as a cheating vegan, a closet existentialist, a lover of the natural world, and much, much more.

Daniel Oran G

Daniel Oran is a graduate student in the Media Lab’s Synthetic Neurobiology group and holds a BA in photography and natural science from Hampshire College. Previously Daniel worked as an artist, archivist, and printmaker, before starting his own printmaking business. As an artist he explores the boundaries of what defines Photography (light-drawing) and works to create unique artistic practices by manipulating forms of light and photographic materials. In making his artwork Daniel takes on the roles of sculptor, painter, scientist, and inventor coupled with that of a photographer. With this work he aims to explore the fundamental reactions of the psyche to imagery that, while abstract, is representative of the forces that comprise the world. As a scientist/engineer in the Media Lab, Daniel now works on developing a method for the rapid prototyping of three dimensional nanotechnologies. He hopes to use this work to create a platform for the research and development of photonic crystals and optical metamaterials; ultimately, allowing for the manipulation of light to a degree never before possible. 

Max Langenkamp '21

Max Langenkamp is an undergraduate studying Computer Science, with an intended minor in Creative Writing. He does research on crowd intelligence at the Scalable Cooperation group in the MIT Media Lab, runs a biweekly radio show (The White Tiger: Thursdays 1-2am, 88.1 FM), and writes for The Tech. In his spare time, he loves reading the New Yorker, brewing his own Kombucha, and dreaming up plot ideas.

Amalia Lee '19

Amalia is an undergraduate at MIT, double majoring in Music and Materials Science and Engineering. She began singing in community choirs and the Hawai’i Opera Theater’s children choir in sixth grade and has since continued her involvement in choral and solo performances, participating in various select ensembles and attending cultural conventions in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. Amalia has been a part of the MIT Emerson Program for four years, taking private lessons with Kerry Deal. In addition to studying classical voice, Amalia has also participated in on-campus musicals, the MIT Chamber Chorus, and the MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Outside of music and academics, Amalia dabbles in drawing, loves picking up bits and pieces of various languages, and is a big, big fan of dogs and squirrels. 

Hane Lee G

Hane is an Electrical Engineering student minoring in music. She has lived with classical piano ever since she can remember, but she is increasingly spending more time plucking piano strings, reading pieces composed by friends, and listening to minimal music and bebop jazz. Hane also loves the visual arts (Vermeer! Cubists! Contemporary art museums!), literature, and often develops an impossible weak spot for performance art.

Nicole L’Huillier G

Nicole L’Huilier is a transdiciplinary artist, musician, and architect from Santiago, Chile.  She is currently based in Boston as a PhD researcher at the MIT MIT Media Lab, Opera of the Future group.  Her work explores spatial experience, perception and the relationship between sound & space, based on the idea of sound as a construction material.  She works at the intersection of art, music, architecture, science, and technology in order to open questions about possible futures, redefine how we perceive our world, and most importantly: trigger connection and empathy between human and non-human agents.  She is also an experimental musician, drummer, synth lover and one-half of the space pop duo Breaking Forms.

Ivy Li '20

Ivy is an undergraduate studying physics and literature, both stemming from an aesthetic appreciation of the universe and the human condition. After taking AP Art Studio in high school, Ivy discovered the wonders of watercolor, and has since then been creating surrealistic watercolor pieces depicting morphed human bodies. When not working on art, Ivy analyzes data from the Galactic Center, writes movie reviews for The Tech, shoots rifles, and collects vinyl records.

Sharon Lin '21

Sharon Lin is an undergraduate studying electrical engineering and computer science, with an intended minor in Art, Culture, and Technology. She has worked in the Media Lab Design Fiction Group, and is an officer for the MIT Animation Group. Her past experiences include serving as the New York City Youth Poet Laureate and and a poetry reader for Polyphony HS. She is also involved in the Student Cable Club and was selected as a Tribeca Film Fellow. She is interested in creative nonfiction, filmmaking, and animation.

Amy Liu '19

Amy is an undergraduate studying computer science and design. She draws, paints, and codes in all sorts of mediums and languages, and is particularly fond of the complexity of Internet subcultures, graphic design, and electronic empathy. In her free time, Amy can be found hip-hop dancing, sketching, and/or sipping on a latte.

Henry W Love G

Henry is a graduate student studying  Electrical Engineering nd Computer Science.  He was raised in Arlington, VA along with five siblings. Violin and good music hold a special place in his life. He also has experience creating ceramics, small metal sculpture, and doing some glassblowing, however, there is no limit to the art forms he wishes to explore.  In his free time, Henry plays violin (sometimes with friends), builds things, learns about web development, and watches YouTube videos on old cars and fine machining.  He has a particular fascination for old things, in which there is a beauty and clever simplicity to how such things work.  He also runs and bikes for exercise and recreation.

Pip Mothersill, G

Pip Mothersill is a PhD student in the Object­Based Media group at the MIT Media Lab, where she explores the language of design, particularly how objects can communicate information to us through their form. Through research that connects design theory, synesthesia, and linguistics, she investigates computational processes for the design of static and dynamically expressive objects and explores how the design attributes of physical objects can become a more active medium for communication. Pip’s convoluted journey before coming to the Media Lab included a MEng in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Bristol, a joint MA/MSc degree in Industrial Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College, London, three years working as a product designer for Procter & Gamble, and lots of cooking, sewing, painting, theatre, ballet and art galleries.

Devin Murphy '22

Devin is a sophomore at MIT double majoring in 6-2 (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and Music. Devin was a part of an exploratory arts seminar during his Freshman year at MIT, where he thoroughly enjoyed learning about the different arts opportunities at MIT and around Boston. He has studied violin for over 10 years and now is a part of MIT’s oldest co-ed acapella group, the Chorallaries of MIT. Devin is interested in how technology can enhance the ways in which we experience art.

Alan Osmundson '19

Alan Osmundson is an undergraduate studying Aerospace Engineering and a jazz musician. He has performed on the trumpet across the United States and Europe at festivals, competitions, and restaurant gigs, and he is determined to never stop playing. Currently, Alan is an Emerson Fellow, plays with the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble and occasionally the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, and has recently begun writing original music in the jazz idiom. Other than jazz, Alan is a fan of cats, abstract expressionism, Mahler’s 5th Symphony, and autonomous systems.

Nolan Peard '19

Nolan is a physics major focusing on quantum chemistry and nanotechnology. His current research with Grossman Group explores the electron transport properties of quantum dot thin films. Nolan studies cello performance with his teacher at New England Conservatory and performs with the MIT Chamber Music Society and Emerson Scholars, among others. He is also interested in pottery, string instrument restoration, and German language.

Archana Ram G

Archana is a MEng student in EECS who does systems bio work in bacteria. They make films and have developed a deep love for ceramic art.

Ryan Ravanpak G

Ryan Ravanpak is a PhD candidate in the department of linguistics and philosophy. His research focuses mostly on issues in moral psychology, ethics, and metaphysics. But he also has substantial interests in literature, history, and aesthetics. Before MIT, he studied at the University of California, Berkeley. He happened to live in the same neighborhood as a number of beat poets, including Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. He thought this was inspiring. In his free time, he enjoys the pursuit of musical and creative things. Lately, he’s been especially interested in formal music composition.

Aruna Sankaranarayanan G

Aruna is a graduate student at the Viral Communications group at the MIT Media Lab, where she works on decentralised networks and systems. Apart from networks, she is really interested in maps, open access, the Internet, and free software. She comes to the MIT Arts Scholars program with a background in Carnatic music, and a penchant for Indian Bhakti poetry.

Sunanda Sharma G

Sunanda Sharma is a graduate student in the Mediated Matter Group in the Media Lab. Her research focuses on creating functional products that incorporate living organisms or their properties. She is interested in the history and practice of scientific illustration, and is learning to represent life through watercolor, sketching, high resolution imaging, and digital illustration. In her free time, she spends nearly all of her time and money on traveling, and the rest on baking. 

Taylor Shaw '20

Taylor has been at MIT since 2012, and a member of the Art Scholars since 2013. She took a leave of absence from MIT and was proud to rejoin to the Art Scholars when she returned. Taylor is an undergrad majoring in computational biology, and is concentrating in medieval studies. She enjoys arts of all kinds. Taylor especially enjoys sketching and watercolor. She also loves visiting museums and watching live music.

Marianna Sofman G

Marianna is currently a graduate student in the biomaterials/tissue engineering field, with interests in fabrication, regenerative medicine, and drug delivery.

Mary Beth Wagner G

Mary Beth is a graduate student in Materials Science and Engineering, studying environmentally-friendly ways of refining and recycling precious metal. She also has a side project studying “wootz” steel, an ancient Middle Eastern type of sword legendary for its beauty and hardness. She enjoys fiber art (felting, crocheting, knitting, and weaving- especially plaid!) and when not at the loom she likes to write poetry and listen to different covers/interpretations of songs she likes. She also really loves nautical history/pirates, and she has a .gif for every possible situation.

Jessie Wang '19

Jessie is an undergrad who is studying Computer Science because of her appreciation for logic. She also enjoys drawing, film photography, and concept art. She loves concept art-ing with all her heart, because it is creating logical worlds that can’t exist, and communicating them through visual art. Jessie hopes to be a visual development artist at Dreamworks one day, but meanwhile you can probably spot her on campus chasing dogs around with her camera.

Catherine Wong G

Catherine is a graduate student in the CoCoSci lab, where she studies computers and brains. Her prose and audio work has appeared in the Chicago Quarterly Review, Popshot magazine, The Louisville Review, State of the Human, and WNYC. She has biked across America because Colum McCann said to. When not otherwise occupied she spends frankly way too much time thinking about podcasts.

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Jessica Xu '21

Jessica is an undergraduate studying mechanical engineering with a concentration in medical devices. She aspires to combine her interests in health, design, and engineering to empower others to live life uninhibited. In addition to illustration, photography, and graphic design, she enjoys exploring ways to combine technology and art to connect with others. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, traveling, inking (temporary) tattoos on friends, and eating green tea flavored desserts.
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Alice Zhang '21

Alice is an undergraduate studying Computer Science and biology. She is passionate about both art and art history, and the painting that got her into art history was probably the “Garden of Earthly Delights” by Bosch. She comes from the suburbs of NJ where her neighbors owned a llama farm and where she spent lots of time outside drawing and painting. In her free time, she loves to read, travel, dance, spend time with people, and discover new music for her weekly radio show.

Leandra Zimmerman, '19

Leandra is an undergraduate studying Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Computer Science. She is especially interested in Biomechanics and Design and loves to doodle, draw, paint, make jewelry, and build all kinds of other cool (but sometimes useless) things in her free time. Additionally, she likes spending time outdoors, being fascinated by the beauty of nature and science, exploring, getting to know new cultures, kickboxing, and running.

Jonathan Zong G

Jonathan Zong is a visual artist and computer scientist. Currently a PhD student at MIT CSAIL, he is interested in human-computer interfaces and their effects on expressiveness and behavior. Jonathan graduated from the Visual Arts and Computer Science departments at Princeton University in 2018, and practices graphic design as one half of the studio Orange & Spoon.