Massachusetts Institute of Technology / MIT Museum
Building N51 265 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
Open Daily 10am – 5pm / Closed Major Holidays
NOTE: Special schedule on Thursday, May 23. See our Hours & Admission page for details.
Forum at the MIT Museum
March 6/7, 2009
Open to the public
Registration required: (see below)
Keynote and reception Friday, March 6, 2009: Free
Forum Saturday, March 7, 2009: $60;
Free to the MIT community and to students with valid ID
On the occasion of the exhibition Luminous Windows: Holography for the 21st Century the MIT Museum presents an interdisciplinary forum at the leading edges of holography and potential partner fields.
MIT’s culture of innovation provides the setting. MIT has contributed significantly to the advancement of holography from the age of film to the digital age. Now intensive, wide-ranging applications of digital technologies present active and emerging areas of holography innovation: volume holography for biological research, 3-D optical illusions for brain research, 3-D “seeing machines” for the sight-impaired. Bold ideas and exploratory dialog across research fronts mark the forum at the MIT Museum, as the digital age of holography advances.
MIT Professor Stephen Benton, a founding inventor in holography, brought the world’s most significant collection of holograms to the MIT Museum. The MIT Museum supports the advancement of the field and creates opportunities for the public engagement with and understanding of holography through its Holography and Spatial Imaging Initiative.
For more information on the MIT Museum’s holography collection and activities, see: http://web.mit.edu/museum/collections/holography.html
Friday, March 6, 2009, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Keynote: Dr. Charles Vest, President, National Academy of Engineering and President Emeritus, MIT
- Ceremonial re-lighting of Luminous Windows
- Luminous Windows artists comments
- Reception with the artists
Saturday, March 7, 2009, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Live-link lab tours
- Technology demonstrations
- Round table