MoSAIC Fest: Math of Science, Art, Industry & Culture
December 11-12, 2015
Take advantage of two free days in the MIT Museum to explore a "pop-up" math art exhibit, participate in interactive workshops and enjoy presentations about the art and culture of math.
This festival, including a national art exhibit, will celebrate the mathematics of science, art, industry and culture (MoSAIC) and is free and open to the public.
Schedule of Events
Friday, December 11
10:00 am - 8:00 pm: Art exhibit open for viewing
10:00am - 5:00 pm: Screening of math video shorts
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Second Fridays program with conversations about the math gender gap, challenging math activities, and presentations about math in art and culture.
5:10 pm - 6:10 pm: Presentations by Professor George Hart ("From Math to Sculpture") and Professor David Reimann ("Mathematics of M.C.Escher's Art")
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Slide rules demonstrations, Rubik's Cube challenges, knot tying, and many more math activities.
Saturday, December 12
10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Art exhibit open for viewing
10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Giant SOMA (cube-based puzzle) workshop with Elisabeth Heathfield (workshop is full)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Presentation by Erik Demaine, "Playing with Art and Science: Origami, Glass, and Mathematics"
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm: Presentation & demonstration by Tadashi Tokieda, "Math Magic with Twisting, Gluing, and Slicing Strips of Paper"
3:05 pm - 4:30 pm: Creating Escher-like Tesselations workshop with David Reimann (workshop is full)