Second Fridays


The Art of Designing Electronic Music

Friday, April 10, 2015 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join CAST Visiting Artist Ge Wang and Harmonix co-founder Eran Egozy to explore the transformative possibilities of combining music & computers, and art & technology. Learn about the innovative tools, toys and social experiences that are being developed to make music in new ways, and use some of those tools to participate in such experiences yourself.

Produced in collaboration with the MIT Center for Art, Science, and Technology.

Free with Museum admission.

Past Programs for 2015:

Jan | Feb | March |


Small Instruments

Meet Pawel Romanczuk, composer, instrument builder and founder of Male Instrumenty (Small Instruments), and the MIT students he worked with to create new instruments and musical compositions. MIT Sounding is curated by Evan Ziporyn, faculty director of the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology.


A Good Night for a Bad Date

Anybody can be in a relationship, but why don't they always work? Have a little fun and some laughs this Friday the 13th while learning about neurological, physiological, and social behavior research studies of gender differences. Hear from Mina Cikara (Harvard University), Shiri Cohen, (Harvard Medical School), Alexa Veenema (Boston College), and actors from the Underground Railway Theater!


Nautical Night

"Sea" research in a new light! Delve into ocean science, learn about the MIT Museum's nautical collections, and try your hand at some "knotical" challenges. Including presentations by Kurt Hasselbalch, Curator of the Hart Nautical Collections, MIT Museum; Janelle Thompson, Doherty Assistant Professor in Ocean Utilization, MIT Parsons Laboratory; Sai Ravela, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Department; and Jeff Dusek, Graduate Student, MIT Mechanical Engineering Department. Demonstrations by Bluefin Robotics (commercial autonomous underwater vehicle), Robert Vieth (Edgerton Center's SeaGlide AUV), MIT Nautical Association Sailing Master Fran Charles & Sue Charles (knot tying), Jacob Izraelevitz (flying and swimming robot), Dan Dorsch (RoboClam), Camrin Braun (satellite tracking of fish), Noelle Held (proteomics for diagnosing the ocean), and Sampriti Bhattacharya (AUV ship inspection robot).

- Previous years' programs