Photos by Manohar srikanth
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wind Screen, installed by Associate Professor of Architecture J. Meejin Yoon in April for the MIT150 FAST Arts Festival, is on display in the archway below the Green Building. Each subunit is a wind turbine that 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.
Night of Numbers, a set of lighted numbers with special significance to MIT, was installed on buildings across campus by Praveen Subramani G and Anna A. Kotova ’10 for the MIT150 FAST Arts Festival. It used LCD projectors to put MIT-related numbers, and phrases that explained their significance, in the Wiesner Building plaza and on Building 66.
Children learn the inner workings of a joystick-controlled robotic manipulator at a technology demonstration in the Stata Center during MIT’s Under The Dome Open House celebration. Approximately 20,000 attendees visited campus for the first open house in over 30 years.
Inflatable stars soared 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.
At noon on April 30 an organized “flash mob” convened in Lobby 7, singing and dancing to a selection of pop and dance music. The flash mob required advance sign-up and rehearsal attendance.
Liquid Archive by Head of the Department of Architecture Nader Tehrani and Professor of Visual Arts Gediminas Urbonas was installed for the FAST Arts Festival. During FAST Light in early May, an hour-long program of environmental artwork was projected onto the inflatable screen.
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