We brought back some favorites, including Kismet, Cog, Troody, and the Minsky Arm, along with others, highlighting ideas that shaped AI and the birth of robotics, fields that are synonymous with research at MIT.
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.
A pair of installations in the MIT Museum’s Hart Nautical Gallery trace the evolution of ocean engineering at MIT since the early 20th century.
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Explore modernist graphic design through the important contributions of the MIT Office of Design Services in the 1960s-1980s, one of the most innovative design practices of its time in the country.
Through objects, tools, and samples, explore the evolution of glassworking technology.
See a rare large-format camera from the museum’s Polaroid collection.