Massachusetts Institute of Technology / MIT Museum
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The MIT Museum is closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.
Friday After Thanksgiving: Chain Reaction
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 different the chain reactions, 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 event allows people to join the fun as spectators or as participants. Participants can register to bring their own contraptions. Artist and inventor Arthur Ganson, renowned chain reaction creator, is on hand to help with connections and play master of ceremonies for the action.
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!
How to get involved:
Join the online F.A.T. community for event updates, communication, and idea-sharing. Later in the year, you can register to build a link in the chain reaction (opens in early fall) or just plan on attending as a spectator. Interested individuals and participating teams, can also read the construction guidelines and join us for building/inspiration sessions on Thursday, April 17, 2013 (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) and Friday, October 18, 2013 (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) to start planning your machine!
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F.A.T. Chain Reaction