We use them every day. They influence our lives. They are so common that we rarely think about them: the hidden heroes of everyday life. Be it a dowel, a tea bag or a zipper, these objects are classics.
After the event of Hurricane Katrina, faculty, students, and alumni from MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) and School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) worked in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast with many organizations and on many issues.
During the past century, many glaciers of the Greater Himalaya have been in retreat. Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya reveals the dramatic glacial melt through stunning photography taken by mountaineer, filmmaker and Glacier
"What is MIT?" Ask the MIT community to describe the Institute and you will hear a thousand different stories.
Joël Tettamanti’s photographs are a vast archive of the structures, villages and cities that people create and inhabit, and the landforms and climates that shape their culture.
Graphic designers rarely achieve fame or even public recognition for their work, although that work is often highly visible and broad in its impact. Jacqueline S.
“The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.” —John Berger
This exhibition featured projects that explore the use of light for changing the way we see and communicate.
The MIT Museum opened the new Kurtz Gallery for Photography with an inaugural exhibition featuring over seventy images by Berenice Abbott taken while working at MIT.
The sounds produced by the Paradiso Synthesizer are “programmed” manually by running wires between various outputs and inputs.
To accompany the exhibition Berenice Abbott: Photography and Science: An Essential Unity, Daniel Jackson, an avid photographer and MIT professor of electrical engineering and computer science, created a photographic essay documenting current scientific research at MIT.
This exhibition explores MIT Museum's collection of holograms—the world's largest such collection. The holograms on display provide a truly unique visual experience and survey the usefulness of holography, from anthropological and archival renderings to credit card security.
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.
Browse past installations from the museum’s ever-changing Sampling MIT exhibition. Connect with cutting-edge research being done by students and staff at MIT today.
Surprising and mysterious, holography has long dazzled and perplexed audiences. Back on view are selected works from the MIT Museum’s collection, the most comprehensive in the world. Included are works by famed holography expert and co-founder of the MIT Media Lab, Stephen Benson.
Making stuff is an essential part of the MIT student experience. Through success and failure, students learn to communicate, investigate, and persist in the pursuit of answers to their own questions.
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