As we enter summer and the close of another academic year, we want to thank you for being a part of the List Center's extended family. This summer, the students may be on vacation, but we are not! Full list of screenings, programs, talks, and tours via the link in our bio. #mitlistarts#mitpics#aroundmit#onlyatmit
Image: Mirrored Masks. Photo by Marisa Morán Jahn of Darlyne Komukama, 2017⠀
This December, Studio REV- @studio_rev received an Anonymous Was a Woman award on behalf of Marisa Morán Jahn @marisa_jahn. The award recognizes women over 40 years of age who have made significant contributions in their fields to date, while continuing to create new work. http://bit.ly/2C83NTu⠀
#art#culture#technology#marisajahn#studiorev#anonymouswasawoman#onlyatmit @mitpics @mitstudents
This morning, Tobias Putrih’s students had a final review in The Cube. Here are some highlights. This semester, students learned how to communicate ideas and experiences on different scales and through three-dimensional media in new genres.
Today’s spotlight is the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology. This academic program is the hub of critical art practice and discourse at MIT. It is not a “fine arts” program or a typical art school in the traditional sense. The program sees art as a means of experimentation with new modes of expression and knowledge. Follow this super interesting program: @actmit
Internationally recognized #artist Judith Barry has been appointed Professor in the ACT Program, and will serve as Program Director beginning January 1, 2018.⠀
Utilizing a #research -based methodology, Judith often makes use of #installation as a way to combine many of her disparate interests. These immersive #environments are based on experiments incorporating #architecture , #sculpture , #performance , #theatre , #film /#video / #newmedia , #graphics , and #interactivity . ⠀
Emerging from an #architecture , #literary and film #theory , and #dance background, Judith has translated these disciplines directly into specific physical relations that place the viewer in a dialogue with the content of her research. Each of her projects is activated by the viewer and aims to provide new ways for engaging conceptually and visually within a space. ⠀
We are excited to welcome Judith as an integral part of the ACT community.
What does it look like to let students live with art? @mitlistarts followed up with four MIT students who received pieces from the Student Loan Art Program. Stay tuned for more images! Photo by @stealthmade, featuring @keys_wallet_phone. #ArtsatMIT#MITListArts#AroundMIT#OnlyatMIT#Repost
How the @mitmedialab is prototyping our sci-fi future • The Space Exploration initiative's inaugural research flight deployed experiments in arts, physiology, architecture, design, social robotics, and more in zero gravity, a first step toward democratizing access to space. • “One critical difference with this flight is the presence of artists, architects, and designers flying with us, doing experiments and deploying research alongside the scientists,” said PhD student Ariel Ekblaw, the initiative’s leader and trip organizer. “Another is the diversity in project types. The sheer range of academic fields and disciplines is quite unique. This was the first time this many different research projects have been deployed at once on a commercial flight.” • Learn more about how the project speaks to the broader implications of humanity’s efforts in and around space at media.mit.edu • #space#thefinalfrontier#exploration#democracy#mitmedialab#research#design#robots @mitstudents @mitalumni #onlyatMIT 📷: Steve Boxall
MIT gonna MIT
Grass inside W20? Your eyes aren’t deceiving you: the MIT Student Center and #MindHandHeart brought the outdoors indoors today so students could lounge in an #MITindoorlawn .
"China Comes to Tech: 1877-1931," our exhibit in the Maihaugen Gallery, has been extended to March 2, 2018. Learn about the first Chinese students at MIT and discover how they played a key role in bringing new technology and science back to China during an era of rapid modernization, while also promoting American understanding of China and its people. Open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm, in Building 14N-130. #onlyatmit#mithistory#mitstudents#china#studentlife
Stillness Moves: Solo cello workshop performance by @thecellogoddess this Friday, December 1st at 7pm in the new @mitmta building, W97. Tickets are $5 for @mitstudents, faculty, staff and $10 general admission. Tap the link in our bio to reserve seats. Structural experiments for the body designed by Chromat. #ArtsatMIT#OnlyatMIT#AroundMIT
How to make a #Thanksgiving turkey, the MIT way. 🦃🍂🍁 Learn how to make your very own origami creation: http://bit.ly/2Be3BSP
Are you an MIT alum? You're in good company. #onlyatmit
#Repost @mitdusp •
Working with the results of an analytical model that uses data scraped from Chinese social media sites, @mitdusp's Civic Data Design Lab, led by Sarah Williams (@datasew), will display one of the first interactive maps of the Ghost Cities phenomenon. Using cutting edge technology and methods, such as combining quantitative data models with qualitative data, drone imagery, and data scrapping from social media and maps platforms, the exhibition allows visitors to immerse themselves and explore modeled cities, while learning about the characteristics of vacant developments. •
Here is some of their recent drone footage. 📷: @mitdusp #urbandesign#cities#urbanplanner#urbanism#cityplanning#cityplanner#urbanplanning#ghostcities#mitchina#onlyatmit#drones
Here is a photo of the MIT Stata Center taken from the Biology Building yesterday: there was a large sail shape with the letter C. We are not sure if this is a hack, but the Stata Center certainly looked different (swipe left on the photo to see what the Stata Center usually looks like). #hack ? #onlyatmit#aroundmit#rayandmariastatacenter#statacenter
Jack B.'s list of his favorite places to p-set might surprise you... Link in bio to see where they are!
(Spoiler: one of them is inside of Target!!)
Margaret Hamilton is back on MIT’s campus as part of her Women of NASA @lego set! The set also features Nancy Grace Roman, Sally Ride, and Mae Jemison. Kudos to @scitweeps at MIT News for her design and for Tara Wike ’97 and her team at LEGO Ideas for making it happen. Photo: Julie Barr. #onlyatmit
Happy #NationalSandwichDay !
Made of styrofoam and paper, the Emily L. Wick Memorial Sandwich was given to Wick by the MIT Women’s Forum when she left MIT in 1973 to become Dean of Faculty at Mount Holyoke College. Wick had co-founded the Women’s Forum in 1971 with other MIT women faculty, and the ‘sandwich’ must have been a treasured keepsake because Professor Wick held on to it over the years. It came to the Institute Archives and Special Collections with her papers shortly after her death in 2013.
In 1946, Emily Wick joined the MIT community as a PhD candidate in the chemistry department. She received her degree in 1951. After working several years for A.D. Little, Wick returned to MIT as assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science in 1959. She was appointed associate dean of students in 1965, and in 1968 she became the first woman to reach the rank of tenured faculty at the Institute.
#ICYMI : this year’s MIT Nobel Prize Physics winners immortalized in LEGO form: alumni Rainer Weiss '55, PhD '62, Barry Barish, & Kip Thorne. 📷: @scitweeps & @20tauri
Happy Halloween! 🎃Clockwise from top left: #jackolantern on the scaffolding on Building E38, 1992, photo by Donna Coveney; Secrets et mysteres de la sorcellerie, ou, La magie mis a la port de tout le monde, 1865; Headstone, The Remains of Capt. Edward Merrett, 1954-1959, Kepes/Lynch Collection; Charles Darwin, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, 1899, Legacy Collection, Institute Archives and Special Collections