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What is the Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction? A grand event that could only happen at MIT! Participants link their chain reaction devices together forming one mega chain reaction – set off at the end as the event's thrilling culmination.
More than 1,500 people attend this fun-for-all-ages "extreme" event!
Making a chain reaction allows people to explore their own creativity and see how their unique contraptions relate to a larger whole. No matter how unique the devices, inevitably, with a little string and duct tape, they all work together beautifully.
How does it work?
The MIT Museum's F.A.T. Chain Reaction encourages people to join the fun as spectators or as participants. Participants register in advance to create their own contraptions and bring them to Rockwell Cage on November 28. Artist and inventor Arthur Ganson, renowned chain reaction creator, will be on hand, along with local artist and MIT alumnus Jeff Lieberman, to help with connections and emcee the event.
Can anybody do it?
Of course! Participants range from Girl Scout troops to artists and engineers, from MIT clubs to high schools and family teams. Teams have come from as far away as Michigan and California!
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F.A.T. Chain Reaction