Browse objects and stories that embody “the restless searching spirit” that animates MIT research and brings to life MIT’s motto of mens et manus, “mind and hand.”
Dust Serenade is a reenactment of an acoustic experiment designed in 1866 by German physicist August Kundt.
How does a teenager evolve into one of the world’s top scientists or engineers in the space of a few short years?
Luminous Windows 2010 is the MIT Museum’s second annual winter display of holograms on Massachusetts Ave. Set in the MIT Museum’s ground-floor gallery windows, the holograms are visible from outside, on the sidewalks and street, every evening from dusk until 2 a.m.
Félix Candela: Engineer, Builder, Structural Artist, is an exhibition devoted to the work of Spanish-born master builder and structural artist Félix Candela (1910-1997).
Ask anyone who was at MIT in the 1960s and early 1970s about the Apollo program and they will tell you where they gathered on campus to watch launches, landings, and splashdowns. People all over the world were watching but at MIT, many had much more at stake.
Connections at the MIT Museum explores the social potential of new communication technologies.
An exhibition of selected works by Shada/Jahn (Steve Shada and MIT Media Lab Artist in Residence Marisa Jahn) and Cati Vaucelle.
Despite the expansion of air transport in the last half century, global trade still moves mainly by sea, as it has for centuries. Ports and Ships illuminates the invisible global network of vessels crisscrossing the seas, delivering goods, and connecting continents.
The exhibition presents a selection of new typography from Switzerland, where type design has been a high art form for generations.
The world knew him for his splashing milk-drop, scientists were indebted to him for giving them a window on the invisible, generations of MIT students looked to him for inspiration, but there's so much more to learn about the man everybody called “Doc.”
Throughout the winter, from dusk until 2 a.m. the MIT Museum presents an exhibition of contemporary, 3-D holographic artworks displayed in the windows viewable only from outside the Mark Epstein Innovation Gallery, on the street and sidewalks of Massachusetts Avenue.
Low Rez/HI FI consists of a of double-sided light-emitting diode (LED) net that addresses and engages passers-by with its performative and responsive behavior. Movement along the sidewalk, captured by cameras, triggers a dynamic response from each of the addressable pixels.
Learning Lab: The Cell was an innovative space developed by the MIT Museum in collaboration with the MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences to create a laboratory for self-guided and directed learning in the middle of the MIT Museum.
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