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.
Talks, Lectures & Panel Discussions
The MIT Museum will offer several lecture series related to different exhibits and themes this spring. Please click on the appropriate topic below for more information. Stay posted on all museum events by looking at the MIT Museum calendar.
Connections is a new exhibit from the Sociable Media Group at the MIT Media Lab that explores the social potential of new communication technologies. Art installations and research projects challenge visitors to think about the rapidly changing world of social interaction and the ramifications for the future. Avatar chairs, data portraits and an immersive information cityscape are just some of the exciting aspects of this new exhibition.
Panel Discussion with MIT Media Lab graduate students
Lecture with Sociable Media Group director Judith Donath
Demonstration and Discussion
Moderator: Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Speakers include Christopher Sogohian, Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University's School of Informatics, and Judith Donath, director of the Sociable Media Group at the MIT Media Lab.
Hollowed is a new artistic exhibition from Shada/Jahn (Steve Shada and MIT Media Lab Artist in Residence Marisa Jahn) and Cati Vaucelle. Ranging in practice from deeply personal to highly participatory, these selected works often relies on the collaborative authorship and distributive intelligence of surrounding people and situations.
Panelists include Jean-Baptiste Labrune, Postdoctoral Associate at the Tangible Media Group, MIT Media Lab; Raimundas Malasauskas, Curator, Artists Space (NYC); Henry Jenkins, Co-Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program; Marisa Jahn, Artist in Residence, MIT Media Lab; Steve Shada, artist collaborator; Cati Vaucelle, HCI researcher, MIT Media Lab; and Laura Knott, Curatorial Associate, MIT Museum.
The panel is also cross-listed with the Visual Arts Program Lecture Series and Comparative Media Studies colloquium series at MIT.
Ports and Ships is an exhibit from photographer Andrea Frank. The photographs illuminate the invisible global network of vessels crisscrossing the seas, delivering goods, and connecting continents. Capturing on film the points of origin and destination of these worldtraveling vessels is the conceptual axis on which this project revolves.
Location: MIT Museum Compton Gallery, 10-150 [map].
Panelists: MIT Professor Henry Marcus, Mechanical Engineering and Marine Systems; Dr. Costas Bardjis ‘82, Partner at Marsoft - a maritime industry consulting firm; and Dr. Judith Pederson, research staff at MIT Sea Grant College Program’s Center for Coastal Resources.
Location: MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA.
Soap Box - What’s the Latest in Solar Energy?
Please click here for more information on this salon-style discussion series.
Stay posted on all museum events by looking at the MIT Museum calendar.
Amy Smith and her students from the MIT D-Lab class present on their inventions for developing countries.