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Museum Studio

Museum Studio is a place where the art studio, the engineering lab and public forum combine to create a genuinely 21st century learning environment; a place where each student can discover his or her individual genius and voice.

IAP Workshop 2013: Creating from Both Sides of the Brain
Art & Design Circle

IAP Workshop 2013: Creating from Both Sides of the Brain

ANN by Paula Dawson

Ann by Paula Dawson

Open to all members of the MIT community: be part of an MIT / Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) collaboration to develop an exhibit for public display at the MIT Museum.

MIT and RISD teams will combine art and engineering ideas and approaches in a four-week project creating an experiential exhibit on a selected topic in visual perception. We'll begin by exploring the Museum and its collections in a survey of the rich history and current opportunities in art/science/engineering collaboration at MIT. Examples are found in the works of Harold Edgerton, Edwin Land / Polaroid, Berenice Abbott, Stephen Benton and Aude Oliva's current "Hybrid Illusions". Cultivating individual and group methods for cross-disciplinary collaboration, we'll select a topic, generate ideas and construct prototypes. The goal is the creation of an artwork, the heart of the exhibit, that will offer Museum visitors a novel and meaningful perceptual experience, further revealed and informed by the surrounding exhibit materials.

Sponsor: MIT Museum
Contact: Seth Riskin, N52-200, 617 253-4405, riskin@mit.edu

Eligibility: Members of the MIT community: faculty, students, staff, and MIT alumni.
Enrollment: Permission of instructor
Sign-up by 12/21
Limited to 12 participants
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions
Prereq: Permission of instructor

Art & Design Circle

Sfumatura-Mobile by Michela Barone Lumaga

Sfumatura Mobile
by Michela Barone Lumaga

A monthly forum for sharing ideas and projects at the intersection of art, science and engineering--light, sound, performance; new methods of interaction and communication; pioneering new technologies as artistic media; new forms of imaging, etc.

Brief presentations (10 min. max.) followed by discussion.

Open to all.

If you'd like to present, please bring actual work, or images, video clips, sound, etc. on a laptop or datastick

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Next Art and Design Circle:
5:30 - 7:00PM, Weds., Jan. 22, 2013 at the MIT Museum

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Seth Riskin

Seth Riskin
Co-Director, Museum Studio. Seth is also the Manager of the Holography and Spatial Imaging Initiative and the Emerging Technology Initiative at the MIT Museum. Seth’s background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from Ohio State University. He also competed as a gymnast at OSU, and was a three-time All-American and U. S. national champion.

Seth Riskin

Allan Doyle
Co-Director, Museum Studio. Allan is also Director of Technology at the MIT Museum. Since his first programming class in 1971, Allan has been writing code and building hardware. Allan graduated from MIT in 1980 with an S.B. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Course 6-3). Projects he’s worked on range from the MIT150 exhibit and web site to a parallel processing system for performing operant conditioning experiments. Along the way he’s written device drivers for UNIX, built hardware and software for infant and adult vision testing, and developed a few interesting geospatial standards and specs.