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Daniel J. Gonzalez ‘14 spins two poi. Poi are chains with a handle on one end and a wick on the other.
Situation for Noon Eastern Time, Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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Wind Screen, installed by Professor of Architecture J. Meejin Yoon for the MIT150 FAST Arts Festival, is on display in the archway below the Green Building. Each subunit is a wind turbine and generates all the energy it needs to light up as it spins. As the wind blows harder, the turbines spin faster and light up more brightly.
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String Tunnel, located next to the Building 18 bridge, was installed by Yuna Kim G, Kelly E. Shaw G, and Travis A. Williams G for the MIT150 FAST Arts Festival. String Tunnel directs visitors to the Infinite Corridor.
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Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan star in Source Code.
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Nathan S. Lachenmyer ’10 spins two staves. He has been spinning for five years.
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Alexandra M. Westbrook ‘13 spins a staff in the contact style. Some moves have unusual names, such as “The Steve,” in which the staff is spun down the arm and across the back.
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LightBridge lights up the Harvard Bridge on the evening of May 7. In this interactive display, participants were able to design their own light effects online and see them displayed during FAST Light.
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Visitors explore the Unflat Pavilion/Feather-Weight House, a freestanding pavilion constructed from laminated plywood. The inside of the structure is illuminated with flexible LED strips. It was created by Nick Gelpi, a lecturer in the Department of Architecture.
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The colorful, plastic bubbles of Light Drift glow vivid blue and green in the dark. Light Drift was installed along the Charles River for the MIT150 FAST Light festival last weekend.
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Kaustuv K. De Biswas G and Daniel Rosenberg G, the developers of Maxwell’s Dream: Painting with Light, stand in front of their creation. Over 600 exhibit visitors played with a magnetic field to create light on May 8.
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Transparent inflatable arches were installed on Killian Court on the day of FAST Light. For SKY Event, which was installed on the evening of May 7, they connected to that work’s large inflatable stars.
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The final preparations are made to aFloat, an interactive installation in the MIT Chapel that simulated ripples in a pool of flickering lights.
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MIT seen from Boston (left to right): LightBridge, SKY Event, Liquid Archive, and Light Drift were installed along the Charles River for the MIT150 FAST Light festival last weekend. For more photos, see p. 12.
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Visitors mingle around Light Drift by Professor of Architecture J. Meejin Yoon. The color-changing orbs encouraged people to interact with each other and with the river, as touching the orbs on land affected the colors of the orbs in the water.
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SOFT Rockers, installed by a team led by Professor of Architecture Sheila Kennedy, are clean energy charging stations disguised as outdoor furniture. Both the lighted loop and the chargers are powered by solar energy harvested using solar panels located on top of the rockers.
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Liquid Archive by Head of the Department of Architecture Nader Tehrani and Professor of Visual Arts Gediminas Urbonas extends Killian Court into the Charles River. During FAST Light last weekend, an hour-long program of environmental artwork was projected onto the inflatable screen.
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Inflatable stars soar above Killian Court during FAST Light on May 7. The sculptures were designed by Otto Piene, Director Emeritus of MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies.
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Visitors play in the Gradated Field, one of the many FAST installations on campus. The Gradated Field is a collection of smooth, white plaster mounds formed by latex sheets. Visitors are encouraged to wander and lounge amongst the art.